HERBERT ON SPORTS UPDATE

HOCKEY (5-7): A very good weekend at home. Quinnipiac, who had beaten us on their ice, came in Friday riding a 9 game unbeaten streak and ranked 16th nationally. Army won 3-1. Army goals were scored by senior Joe Dudek, junior Mike McLean, and yearling Chad Mayfield. Hero of the day was plebe goalie, Brad Roberts, who had 53 saves! Quinnipiac's only goal came on a power play with 5 minutes to play.

Quinnipiac pulled their goalie with 2 minutes to play - Army missed 3 shots at the open net, and Q peppered Roberts, but he held on for the win.

 

On Saturday, Army defeated St. Clair College of Canada 8-1.  St. Clair came in with a 9-4-1 record, but were outclassed by Army.  Junior goalie Bill Moss made his first start for Army and gave up a 3rd period goal when Army was two men down.  Yearlings Chris Casey and Nick Cahill each scored twice for Army.  Other goals were scored by seniors Nic Serre, and Joe Dudek, junior Jon Boyle and yearling Tim Quinlan.

 

At Eastern power Vermont Saturday.

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL (0-2):  This is going to be a long season, but we knew that.  With no starters returning from last year's losing team, new coach Jim Crews is playing a number of plebes.  Army lost to Duke Saturday 101-53, and Coach K. played a lot of freshmen in the second half to hold the score down.  Yesterday, we again played on the enemy's court, and lost to Fairleigh Dickinson 76-54.  They were 4-25 last year.

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (1-1):  Opened at home and defeated Division 3 Coast Guard 74-50.  Junior Katie MacFarlane had 17 points and 3 steals for Army.  Playing at Dartmouth, Army lost 79-73.

 

MEN'S SWIMMING (4-0):  Defeated Bucknell 164-79.  Plebe John Wall won the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard freestyle (1:46.38).  Senior Dan Downs also won 2 events for Army.

 

WOMEN'S SWIMMING (3-2):  Lost to Bucknell 141-100.  Plebe diver Chelsea Haviland won both the 1 and 3-meter events.  Chelsea also swam in the winning 400 freestyle relay.

 

WRESTLING (2-0):  Wrestling at the Cornell Invitational, Army finished 4th of 9 teams participating, behind nationally ranked Cornell, Edinboro, and Oregon.  Seniors John Paxton (heavyweight) and Jeremy Conner (157 lbs).  Paxton leads Army with 10 wins, 6 by pins.  On the way to his gold medal, Paxton defeated the nation's No. 9 and No. 20 heavyweights.  Conner won all four of his matches by wide margins, defeating a Cornell wrestler in the finals 7-1.

 

Phil Simpson (149 lbs) finished 2nd, but pinned his first 3 opponents before losing in the finals.  Army will be at Binghamton in a dual meet today.

 

FOOTBALL (1-10):  Memphis 38, Army 10.  A complete reversal of form after the strong showing at Tulane.  Although the score was tied 10-10 at the half, Memphis dominated us in every aspect of the game.  The Tigers came in with a 2-8 record, but they had played many close games against teams that beat us badly.  The stats tell the whole story.  Memphis had 26 first downs to Army's 11.  They rushed for 218 yards, and we rushed for 44 yards on 25 carries - less than 2 yards a pop.  Yearling Matt Silva replaced QB Reggie Nevels in the 2nd half, and overall we passed for 123 yards on 11 for 28 with 2 interceptions.  Memphis passed for 216 yards on 22 for 36.  We didn't lose any fumbles, but Memphis lost 2 of 5.  Total yards were in favor of Memphis, 434 to 167.  They also had time of possession, 35 minutes to 25.  Navy at the New Jersey Meadowlands in two weeks.

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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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