Herbert on Sports Update

FOOTBALL (4-6): The Navy game will begin at approximately 2:40 pm Eastern time. We are healthy, although DE Brandon Thompson is questionable – pulled a hamstring in the UMass game. Earlier this week Navy reported their CIC trophy had been stolen – we were (naturally) accused. Turned out a janitor had moved it to a storeroom, where it was discovered. Earlier this week,

Coach Ross took a video teleconference call from COL Bill McArthur '73, Commander of Expedition 12, the International Space Station. Bill called to wish Coach Ross good luck – and they talked football for 45 minutes. Navy is a 6 ½ point favorite; they will play Colorado State (6-5) in a bowl game later this month.

BASKETBALL (2-3): Led the whole game playing Citadel at home, but Citadel overcame a 10 point deficit in the last 4 minutes, forced overtime, and defeated Army 70-68. After this disappointment, Army traveled to U. of Connecticut Tuesday. Unbeaten Connecticut is ranked 3rd nationally, but Army played their best game of the year and led by as many as 6 points in the first half. Yearling Jarrell Brown scored a career-high 26 but Army ultimately lost 68-54. Our surprising showing got a half column in the NY Times! At Columbia tomorrow.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (3-2): Lost in the first round of the Northern Arizona tournament to Manhattan in a close game, but came back Saturday night to stop Cal State Fullerton 80-79. Army trailed most of the game, but an 11-3 run midway in the 2nd half gave us the lead. Yearling Cara Enright scored 25 for Army. At home, Army defeated Albany 72-60 as Enright and classmate Stefanie Stone led Army's scorers. At Cornell tomorrow. P<> FENCING CLUBS: Women's fencers faced four schools at Haverford and broke even 2-2. At Stevens, the men won 3 of five matches.

WRESTLING (0-0-1): Against 16th ranked Hofstra in our opening meet, Army trailed 19-14 going into the final bout. Senior Patrick Simpson (149 lbs) registered a technical fall – 5 points – to give Army the tie. The third Simpson brother, plebe Bill Simpson, made his debut, but lost a close match. Coach Barbee has high hopes that he will turn out to be an outstanding wrestler for Army. The surprise of the match was plebe Michael Sprigg's 11-1 major decision over unbeaten Jon Andriac of Hofstra at Heavyweight.

At the Body Bar Systems Invitational, Patrick Simpson won 4 straight bouts to win the 149 lb title, and four Army wrestlers finished in the top 5 in their weight class. Plebe Bill Simpson had a 3-2 record and finished 4th at 125 lbs. Overall, Army was 6th of 11 teams. Army is ranked 23rd nationally. At Franklin and Marshall tomorrow.

HOCKEY (3-9-2): Won our first league game by defeating Connecticut on their ice 2-1. At Sacred Heart earlier this week, we lost 4-2. Sacred Heart here Sunday.


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