Herbert on Sports Update

WRESTLING (5-3-2): Last week, Army won the NY State Championships for the 3rd straight year against 16 other schools. Senior Patrick Simpson (149 lbs) was named "Outstanding Wrestler" of the tournament. Simpson won his four matches by a pin, two technical falls, and a major decision. Simpson is 21-5 on the year. Classmate Jon Anderson also won his bracket and is 15-3 on the season.

Yesterday, Army defeated Sacred Heart 30-6. I didn't get the details. We will wrestle at Brown and Harvard this weekend.

MEN'S BASKETBALL (5-13): Defeated Navy at Annapolis 80-73 before 3,600 fans. Junior Matt Bell scored 24 and yearling Corban Bates had a career-best 20 points and 8 rebounds. Army got off to a fast start leading 31-19 early, but the Mids closed to 35-36 at the half, and took their first lead 37-36 at the start of the 2nd half. Trailing 53-51, Army went on a 10-0 run and never lost the lead after that. Army shot 58% (26 of 45) and canned 10 of 19 3-pointers. Navy made only 4 of 18 3-point shots.

Came home, and lost yesterday to Lafayette 82-61. At Colgate Saturday.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (11-8): Defeated Navy at Annapolis 83-69. Army led 45-33 at the half, and senior Megan Vrabel scored 19 and yearling Cara Enright also had 19 for Army. It was Army's 4th straight win over the Middies, and Navy now leads the overall series 23-22.

At home yesterday, Army defeated Lafayette 75-60 to remain in first place in the Patriot League (5-1). It was Army's 10th straight win over Lafayette. Particularly impressive was the fact that the game was dominated by two yearlings and a plebe: yearling Stefanie Stone had 22 points and 11 rebounds; classmate Cara Enright scored 20, and plebe Alex McGuire had 13. At Colgate Saturday.

SWIMMING/DIVING: Army's women defeated Lehigh 155-87.

HOCKEY (9-13-3): Split two games with last place Canisius, but we deserved better! On Friday, the defense limited Canisius to just 10 shots on goal and senior Brad Roberts registered his second consecutive shut out 3-0. But on Saturday, we out shot Canisius 45-15, but nothing went in the net. They scored a 3rd period goal, and in the last minute, connected on an empty net goal when we pulled our goalie. They won 2-0, breaking an 11 game losing streak. We are still in 4th place in the league and face tough Bentley for two games at home this weekend.

RIFLE (8-2): Lost to No. 1 Alaska-Fairbanks 4728-4671. Bounced back to defeat Ohio State 4667-4532 and Mississippi 4670-4629. Yearling All-America Chris Abalo was outstanding in both wins.

GYMNASTICS (1-1): Defeated Springfield 197.8-185.2. Army won 5 of 6 events as yearling Mike Assenmacher won All-Around and two events.

FENCING CLUB: Women's team defeated Hunter College 16-11 and Vassar 19-8, but lost to Fairleigh Dickinson and Stevens.

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