Herbert on Sports Update

WRESTLING (4-3-2): Got back on the winning track by defeating Rutgers 30-3, and Merchant Marine Academy 45-9. The Rutgers match featured two "sudden victory" decisions (first points scored in overtime). Plebe William Simpson won at 125 lbs, and classmate Michael Sprigg won at heavyweight, both by overtime takedowns. Senior Luke Calvert (184 lbs) scored a takedown with 7 seconds left in regulation for his win. Rutgers came in with a 7-2 record.

Against Merchant Marine, Calvert and Sprigg both won by pins, as did junior Austin Millster, subbing for Patrick Simpson at 149 lbs. Sacred Heart here next Wednesday.

MEN'S BASKETBALL (4-12): Playing better with yearling Jarrell Brown in the lineup, but still can't win. Lost to Lehigh on their court 63-60, and playing at American U. yesterday, we lost in double overtime 65-63, despite Brown's 22 points. At Navy Sunday.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (9-8): Lost at Lehigh 60-53, but traveled to American U. Tuesday and won 75-66. In the win, yearling Cara Enright had 26 points and classmate Stefanie Stone scored 18. Plebe Alex McGuire scored 19 for Army. We trailed by 2 at the half but a 16-4 run to start the second half put the game away. At Navy Saturday.

SWIMMING/DIVING: Men's team defeated Bucknell 176-124, but our women lost to Bucknell 181-108.

HOCKEY (8-12-3): Improving with every game. Home against Holy Cross, arguably the best team in the league (12-6-1), we lost on Friday night 4-3. But Saturday was planned as a tribute to Derek Hines '03, recently killed in Irag. Six minutes into the 2nd period with Army trailing 2-0, Coach Riley called timeout. "I reminded them how important this game was," he said, "We had half the game left and needed to get the job done." Army responded by scoring twice in the next nine minutes. Then, with a little over two minutes to play in the game, yearling Lyle Gal took a pass from junior Casey Bickley and flipped the puck into an open net on a power play to win the game 3-2. A comment on the Holy Cross team. During the ceremony honoring Derek Hines, and through our alma mater, they were polite, dignified and altogether a class act. All of the Holy Cross players wore a "DH" sticker on their helmets honoring Derek. Last Tuesday, playing at American International U., we won 2-0 as senior goalie Brad Roberts made 24 saves. Canisius here for two league games this weekend.

WOMEN'S ARMY RUGBY (WAR): Junior Dianna Le (born and raised in Guam) was named second team All-American. She is a scrumhalf and wing, and has played only two years. Army's women advanced to the 2006 "Sweet Sixteen" (we're ranked 7th nationally) by defeating Yale 22-7, Vassar 10-5, and Radcliffe 24-22.

RIFLE (6-1): Army (ranked #3 nationally) lost to #2 Nebraska 4676-4657. No. 1 ranked Alaska-Fairbanks here today.

DIVING: In the Patriot League diving meet held at West Point, senior Chelsea Haviland won the 1-meter event, and senior Derek Klein topped the 3-meter competition.


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