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Around The Yard: Army lacrosse continues to climb, wrestling team finishes strong

Spring sports are in full swing, with some teams vying for post-season runs while others are still in the thick of regular season action.

NCAA Football: Army at Navy
There are 260 days until Army beats the hell out of Navy in football!
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Army men’s lacrosse continues its march up the ladder in national polls, securing 16th in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and 17th in the Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches Poll this week. The Black Knights are 7-2 and sit in 3rd place in the Patriot League standings. After a strong win over Colgate last weekend, Army still has a number of tough opponents ahead prior to the Patriot League Tournament, including Boston University and #6 Loyola.

Army women’s lacrosse is also enjoying success, riding an 8-3 record with notable losses to Villanova and #10 Loyola. After a tough three game stretch, it was good to see them get back to winning against Holy Cross in midweek action. It was critical to pick up their first Patriot League win after dropping their first two.

Army wrestling concluded its season this past weekend at the NCAA National Championships, finishing 36th out of 70 teams. Ben Harvey, Noah Stewart, Cael McCormick, and Lucas Weiland all made it through to the Round of 16, with Harvey advancing as far as the quarterfinals.

Army rugby is back in action this weekend as the men’s side faces Navy in their final regular season match-up before heading into National Championship play. The women’s side kicks off spring 7s play at the Crimson 7s Tournament hosted by Harvard University.

Army baseball heads to Bucknell this weekend, looking to extend their two-game win streak after taking the second game from Navy and a midweek game from Siena while the softball team takes on Lafayette in Patriot League action.

Men’s gymnastics begins post-season competition this weekend at College Nationals hosted in Annapolis.

Army fencing will be participating in clinics to prepare for their run at Nationals in early April. The Black Knights placed in Women’s Foil and Men’s Sabre at last year’s National Championships.

Army football is about halfway through spring practices leading up to the Black and Gold game. The pads are on and players are getting after it. If you can’t find a cadet nearby to recite “the Days,” rest assured that, “Sir/Ma’am, there are 260 days until Army beats the hell out of Navy in football!”