HERBERT ON SPORTS- 31 OCT 02

WOMEN'S SOCCER (11-2-2): Back on the winning track with a decisive 2-0 win at Lafayette. Plebe Jennifer Pascucci scored our first goal on a rebound in the first half, then assisted on a 2nd half goal by classmate Leigh Kosco. Plebe goalie Morgan Bennett posted her 7th shutout, and is ranked 3rd nationally with a 0.35 goals-against average. Lafayette is 8-6-1 on the year. Army plays American U. at home Saturday - they beat us last year.

MEN'S SOCCER (3-9-3):  Despite an excellent defensive effort at
league-leading Holy Cross, Army lost in overtime 1-0.  Army scored in
the 80th minute of regulation off a corner kick, but we were charged with
fouling the goalie, and the score was disallowed.  Army goalie Kevin
Larrabee was named Patriot League defensive player of the week as his
play kept Army in the game.  Holy Cross had 14 shots to our 5.

FOOTBALL (0-8):   UAB 29, Army 26.  In almost 60 years of being
involved with Army football, I have never been more upset than I was Saturday. 
This game should have been an Army win.  Facing the slowest QB in the
conference, Army dominated the first half.  For the game, we forced 7 fumbles,
recovered 3, and caused several big losses on the others.   We led 13-0 after one
on 2 FG's and a TD.  Three UAB fumbles gave us the ball on their 32, 42 and
18. After UAB scored in the 2nd period, senior co-captain Aris Comeaux
returned a punt 88 yards for a TD and we led 19-7 at the half.

An Army fumble gave UAB the ball on our 32 in the 3rd period to set up
their TD.  Early in the 4th period, Alabama-Birmingham went ahead 22-19 on a
drive that Army helped with two big penalties:  defensive holding and pass
interference.

Halfway through the final period, Army drove 90 yards from our own 10
in 16 plays to go ahead 26-22.  Two clutch plays were wide receiver Aaron
Alexander's 27-yard circus catch on third and long; and senior Josh
Holden's 29-yard sweep to the UAB 9.

Now, with 1:29 to play, UAB began on their own 33, and marched 67 yards
in 10 plays - all passes, 8 complete - to score with 8 seconds left.  The
drive was the mirror image of the 1 minute, 90-yard drive Cincinnati made on
us in last season's opener, overcoming a 21-17 Army lead and scoring with 7
seconds left in the game.  Both times, last year and Saturday, Army
went into a "prevent" defense, rushing the 3 down linemen, with 8 men in a
zone coverage.  With all the time in the world, the UAB quarterback picked
us apart.  The TD catch was made to a player who had already caught 11
passes; he was wide open for the catch.

Stats:  we rushed for 136 yards to UAB's 56; completed 18 of 32 passes
for 101 yards.  UAB completed 25 of 42 for 245 yards.  We lost one fumble
and one interception; UAB lost 3 fumbles and one interception.  We're off this Saturday; AF at home on TV 9 November.  Game time is 3 p.m.

RUGBY CLUB:  In a heavy rainstorm, Army's "A" Side stopped previously
unbeaten Harvard 27-19.  Army's "B" Side also ended the season
undefeated by beating Harvard "B" Side.

WOMEN'S TENNIS:  Army sent a doubles team (senior Ann Collier and plebe
Megan Noble) and yearling Marissa Limsiaco to the Intercollegiate Tennis
Assn. Regionals.  The doubles team won 1 and lost 1, and Limsiaco lost
her match in 3 sets.  All were beaten by American U. women.

VOLLEYBALL (9-14):  Defeated Navy at home 3-1.  Yearling Caitlin Machon
and plebe setter Abby Casciato were instrumental in the win.

SWIMMING (1-0):  Army's men's swimming team defeated Stony Brook 170-71
in our opening meet, and the Army women also won over Stony Brook women
157-84.  Both men and women won 10 of the 13 events.  Colgate here for both men and women Saturday.

PISTOL CLUB:  Competing against Coast Guard Academy in five events: 
Air Pistol, Women's Air Pistol, Free Pistol, Standard Pistol, and Women's
Sport Pistol.  Army won all five events, with the men winning by a composite
score of 6031 - 5856 and the women winning by 2594 - 2448.  Army hosts The
Citadel and Ohio State this weekend.

MARATHON:  Competing in the 18th annual running of the Army 10 Miler in
Washington, D.C., against 28 Academy and ROTC teams, Army's men's teams
finished 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, and our women beat all other women teams.

JUDO:  At the Navy Invitational Judo Tournament at Annapolis, Army beat
all other colleges, and finished 3rd (to 2 all-star teams).  Against Navy
in the opening match-up, Army's team of 5 men and 1 woman defeated Navy 40-15.  Individually, yearling Tanilla McDaniel won a gold, as did junior Nick
Simpson.

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Army's offensive line coach, Harold Etheridge, provides insight into
the Army Team through his book "Coaching the Frontliners" available
through http://www.aogusma.org/coaching

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