Herbert on Sports update

BASEBALL (11-9): Won 11 of their last 14 games. Took a doubleheader at home from Wagner 14-0, and 14-1. Junior Nick Hill pitched the complete game shut out, and in doing so established an Academy record for career shut outs at 5. Classmate Milan Dinga got 6 hits and 9 RBI's in the two games. Then, at Wagner the following day, Army won 4-3 in 10 innings. Dinga hit two home runs, the second with two outs in the top of the 10th and to win the game.

Then Dinga pitched the 10th inning, and set Wagner down in order. Quinnipiac here today, and two doubleheaders against Lafayette here this weekend to open the league season. The next 11 games are at home.

LACROSSE (4-4):  Earlier this season Colgate upset Navy (then ranked 4th), but, playing at home we beat Colgate 9-5.  Saturday, at 4th ranked Hofstra, Army lost 11-6Air Force here Saturday.

 HOCKEY:  The Atlantic Hockey League named Coach Brian Riley league "Coach of the Year."  The league also named plebe defenseman Tim Mathey as "Rookie of the Year."  Mathey was also named to the League All-Star 2nd team.  Senior goalie Brad Roberts was also named to the All-Star 2nd team.  Army returns 12 of our 14 top scorers for next season.

 SOFTBALL (6-19):  Army is a good hitting team, but in softball, pitching is everything.  Lost a doubleheader to Marist 4-1 and 6-2.  Then we lost a pair to Yale 9-3 and 4-3.  Two doubleheaders at home against Holy Cross open the Patriot League season this weekend.

 MEN'S TENNIS (6-12):  Lost to Stony Brook 4-3, defeated Holy Cross 7-0, and lost to 45th ranked Pennsylvania 6-1.  At Tulsa and SMU this weekend.

 WOMEN'S TENNIS (9-11):  On a roll.  Defeated American U. 5-2, defeated Stony Brook 4-3, and routed Colgate 6-1, and Holy Cross 7-0.  Quinnipiac and Albany here today; Bucknell here Saturday.

 FOOTBALL:  Bob Novogratz '59, an All-America on Army's 8-0-1 1958 team, is one of 77 players and coaches listed on the ballot for the 2006 College Football Hall of Fame.

 TRIATHLON CLUB:  At the Western Collegiate Championships held at Lake Havasu, Arizona, Army took 1st place.  Individually, for the women, senior Lauren Harrington took 1st place and classmate Amy Bauer took 3rd.  For the men, plebe Nick Vandam was the 1st collegiate participant, and senior Trevor Jones was 3rd.

 MORE FOOTBALL:  Spring practice has started – the 15 practice sessions will end with the spring game on Saturday, 22 April.  Coach Ross said the team is ahead of expectations – due to 8 starters returning on offense and 8 on defense.  Projected starting QB will be plebe David Pevoto.  Over the winter David has gained weight and at 6'3" he is now 225 lbs.  Positions to be filled by less experienced players are running back and corner back.

 WOMEN'S LACROSSE CLUB (3-0):  All 25 players got into the game as Army defeated the College of New Jersey 17-9.  On Sunday, Army's defense struggled, but we still defeated Connecticut 17-13. 

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