Herbert on Sports Update

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (20-11): Tennessee 102, Army 54. The general consensus (Army fans) was that Tennessee, upset at not being seeded No. 1 in the region, was determined to make a statement. Friends who attended the game said they had never seen taller women players! Army's Megan Vrabel, at 6'1", was shorter than 4 of the 5 starters for the Vols. Yearling Cara Enright (Patriot League Player of the Year) proved she can play at that level, scoring 21 points and adding 4 steals and 4 assists.

Yearling Cara Enright (Patriot League Player of the Year) proved she can play at that level, scoring 21 points and adding 4 steals and 4 assists.

LACROSSE (3-3):  After that rout at the hands of Cornell, it looks like Coach Alberici is concentrating on defense.  Playing at home, Army defeated Rutgers 5-4.  Then, at Lafayette, yearling goalie Adam Fullerton came within 8 minutes of recording Army's first shut out in 36  years (1970:  Army 18, Rutgers 0), as the Cadets won 4-1.  Colgate here Saturday.

 BASEBALL (8-9):  Beat Fairleigh Dickinson 3-1 and 10-1 and then wound up the spring trip to Florida by defeating UMass 6-5.  On Tuesday we came home and lost to Sacred Heart 4-3.  Had men on 1st and 2nd, none out in the 9th, but couldn't score.  Three games against Wagner this weekend.

 GYMNASTICS (8-4):  Finished the dual meet season with a 199.6 – 187.6 win over MIT in their gym.  Junior Brandon Whitten won 2 events for Army.

 SOFTBALL (6-15):  Lost the last four games in Florida during spring break.  Butler beat us 5-2, Dayton beat us 4-0, Florida A&M beat us 6-5, and Fairfield beat us in 8 innings 9-8.  Came home and took two from a good St. Peter's team 4-3 and 6-4.

 WOMEN'S TENNIS (5-11):  Lost to Florida-Atlantic 4-3 and Nova Southeastern 5-2.  Back home from Florida, we lost to Rutgers 5-2.  Coach Paul Peck told me he deliberately scheduled top colleges based on his estimation of Army's strength.  But the loss of two top players just before the season has really hurt.

 MEN'S TENNIS (5-10):  Lost to Indiana 6-1.  Stony Brook and Holy Cross here Friday.

 WRESTLING:  Senior captain Patrick Simpson (149 lbs) won 3 bouts in the NCAA tournament before losing in the 4th round in the consolation bracket.  Simpson had a 36-8 record on the year.  Classmate Jon Anderson (165 lbs) lost in the consolation bracket and finished the year 26-7, and senior Charles Martin (197 lbs) also was eliminated in the consolation bracket.

 PISTOL CLUB:  At the 2006 National Collegiate Pistol Championships held at Fort Benning, Georgia, Army won the national championship with a score of 2195Navy was second with 2190, and Ohio State came in 3rd with 2177.  The top ten college teams in the Nation competed.  Army captain Max Pappas won the individual national championship.

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Army women's basketball coach Maggie Dixon talks with a referee during the the first half of their NCAA first round basketball game at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, in Norfolk, Va., Sunday, March 19, 2006. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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