Herbert on Sports Update

Herbert gives us a look at what is happening this week in the many Army collegiate sports.

SOFTBALL (11-24):  Improved our Patriot League record to 5-3 by sweeping both doubleheaders at Holy Cross.  On Saturday, senior pitcher Chris Stauffer drove in the only run and gave up 4 hits as Army won 1-0.  In the nightcap, senior Lindsey Gerheim and plebe Erin McClain both hit grand slam home runs in the 12-0 victory.  On Sunday, Army won 7-4 and 4-1.  St. John's here for a doubleheader today.  League opponent Colgate at Army for two doubleheaders this weekend.

BASEBALL (11-15-1):  Split four games at Bucknell.  Senior Nick Hill pitched a one-hitter for a 3-0 win in the first game, and Bucknell won the second game 4-3 in 10 innings.  On Sunday, we again won the first game 4-3, but lost the nightcap 5-4.  Yesterday, plebe left hander Steve Cummings got the win with 5 strong innings as Army defeated Iona 9-2.  It was Cummings' first collegiate start.  Senior Milan Dinga had 4 hits and 3 RBI's.  Manhattan here today and Holy Cross at Army for 4 games this weekend.

FOOTBALL:  Spring Game will wind up the 15 sessions of spring practice this Saturday at 1:00 pm.  Coach Brock has changed the game format – the offense will play against the defense for the entire game.  The defense will be awarded points for turnovers and change of possession.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (11-10):  Traveled to Philadelphia and routed St. Joseph's 7-0.  The win was Coach Paul Peck's 200th career win at Army.  The cadets swept all three doubles matches and won the six singles matches in straight sets.  Yearlings Niki Flach and Brooke Jones won at #1 and #2 singles, then combined for their 9th consecutive doubles victory.  At Bucknell Saturday.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE (2-1):  Behind most of the game by at least two goals, Army pulled even at 8-8 with 5 minutes to play, and scored the game-winner with 2 minutes left to defeat New York U. 9-8.  Yearling Rachel Neasham scored 4 goals, and junior Jenna Burneskis made 3.

MEN'S TEAM HANDBALL:  Army's Black team, competing in the Elite Division at the Team Handball Open National Championships, went undefeated in the opening round with 3 straight wins.  They then won their semifinal game, but lost to the #1 seed in the championship game.  The second place finish competing against the best teams in the country is the best finish in the history of the sport at West Point.  On May 4-6, Army will compete for the college national championship in Huntsville, Alabama.

RACQUETBALL TEAM:  Competed in the national tournament in Tempe, Arizona for the first time in 10 years.  Thirty-seven schools were represented, and Army came home with 9 of our 11 cadets winning medals.  Senior Jill Hoops was named an All-American.

LACROSSE (6-4):  Lost to Bucknell at home 6-5 when Bucknell scored twice in the final quarter while shutting down our offense.  At Navy this Saturday.


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