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HOCKEY (3-0-1): Yearling goalie Josh Kassel recorded his second shutout in as many starts as Army defeated American International, 2-0 on Friday evening. Then on Saturday, Army tied favored Sacred Heart, 2-2. At Connecticut for two games this weekend.

EQUESTRIAN CLUB:  Participating in the first intercollegiate show, three Army plebes lifted the Equestrians to a fourth place finish of 10 teams competing at Briarwood.  Nick Walker and Leah Jones took second places, and classmate Raquel Rascon placed first in her class!

CROSS-COUNTRY:  Running at Annapolis, the men lost to Navy 22-33.  Of the top 7 finishers, Army took 2nd and 4th place (seniors Dan O'Loughlin and Matt Kotlarski).  The women also lost to Navy, 21-38.  Our two best runners were yearlings Meghan Curran (3rd) and Roxanne Wegman (4th).

SPRINT FOOTBALL (3-1):  Defeated Pennsylvania, 16-7 at Philadelphia.  No game this weekend.

FOOTBALL (3-4):  CONNECTICUT 21, ARMY 7.  Army's defense played well enough to win, but two key plays did us in.  Midway thru the 1st quarter, we punted the ball dead at the Connecticut 2 yd line.  On the next play they broke a 98 yard run for the TD that gave them a 7-0 lead.  Later in the 1st quarter, Connecticut returned an Army punt 72 yds for a 14-0 lead.  Our offense was ineffective until we drove 80 yds in 5 plays in the 4th quarter to close the gap to 14-7.  But Connecticut responded with an 80 yd drive of their own to put the game out of sight.  We were held to 97 yds rushing, and David Pevoto completed 16 of 30 passes for 155 yds.  Army lost one fumble, and Pevoto threw 3 interceptions.  Coach Ross said he was "fed up" with the interceptions (Pevoto has thrown 11 while passing for 4 TD's).  Early in the week there was talk of promoting plebe QB Carson Williams to their starting role, but by mid-week Ross said Pevoto will start tomorrow against TCU.  They are a 12 point favorite.

RIFLE:  (3-0):  Opened the season by defeating Mississippi, 4679-4574; Nebraska, 4567-4656 (Whew!); and Memphis, 4661-4524.

MEN'S SOCCER (5-8-1):  Defeated Holy Cross on their field, 4-1.  Navy here this evening.  Rain predicted.

WOMEN'S SOCCER (4-9-2):  Knocked Lehigh out of a 1st place tie with Navy in the Patriot League by playing them to a double overtime 1-1 tie.  Sarah Goss's 18 yd shot in the 60th minute tied the game for Army.

VOLLEYBALL (16-5):  Routed both Lehigh and Lafayette by 3-0 scores.  Then lost a thriller to Temple: 31-29, 17-30, 21-30, 30-23, 14-16.  At Colgate tomorrow.

CREW CLUB:  Participating in the Navy Day Regatta in Philadelphia, on the first day we entered two teams in the Men's College 4 and finished 8th and 12th of 19 entrants.  Army's women finished 9th of 19 entrants in the Women's College 4, but they beat the Navy boat!  In the Men's College 8, Army finished 2nd of 18 entrants (best showing ever), and our women placed 10th of 14 in the same event.

On the second day, Army finished 1st and 2nd of 4 entrants in the Novice Women's 8; in the Novice Men's 8, we finished 1st and 2nd of 5 entrants.  In the Novice Women's 4, Army took 1st and 2nd of 4 entrants.

RUGBY CLUB (5-0):    Defeated Amherst, 60-15.  Meanwhile, the Army "C" side lost to Merchant Marine Academy's "A" side, 24-10, while our "D" side defeated Merchant Marine, 24-7.

WOMEN'S RUGBY (WAR) (6-0):  Defeated Navy (for the 2nd time this year), 39-5.  Routed Columbia, 71-0.

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