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  • Women’s Tennis wins six in a row, defeats Fordham

    Army women’s tennis won its sixth-straight match on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Fordham Rams, 4-3, at Lichtenberg Tennis Center.
    In doubles action, Army won both matches with the No. 1 matchup not finishing. Sophomore Sam Dimaio and junior Ana Joyner earned a 6-0 win over Arina Taluyenko and Weronika Pociej, while sophomore Paola Bou and freshman Sophie McKensie defeated Avery Aude and Genevieve Quenville, 6-3.
    Army and Fordham split the six singles matches with three apiece.
    A 7-6, 6-0 victory from sophomore Stephanie Dolehide in the second position gave the Black Knights its first of three tallies in singles play.
    Junior Hannah Boubel finished with a 7-5, 6-3 win in the fifth spot, while Dimaio closed out from the sixth position with a 7-5, 6-2 result. Read More

  • Softball earns third straight win, tops Georgia Southern

    The Army West Point softball team scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Georgia Southern 7-5 Sunday in Statesboro, Ga. This is the Black Knights’ (4-1) best start to a season since 2011. With the score tied at five in the top of the seventh, junior catcher Megan Muffett sent a sharply hit ball to Georgia Southern’s third baseman, who was unable to corral it. Sophomore third baseman Madi Gilmore came around to score from second base on the error. Freshman pitcher Alicyn Grete then sent home freshman pinch runner Brooke Tuttle to give Army the two-run lead on the next at bat with  a sacrifice fly to right field. Read More

  • Davis, Army gymnastics have best performance of season

    The Army West Point gymnastics team placed second at the All-Academy Championships with a season-best team score of 394.100 Saturday in San Antonio.
    The Black Knights were competitive throughout the day, recording their best performance on vault where they came away with the victory with a season-high 71.150. Two cadets finished in the top five on the apparatus, as senior Erik Del Cid (14.600) and sophomore Mathew Davis (14.500) recorded career highs.
    It was another big day for Davis, who posted his best all-around score of the year (80.600) while adding career-best scores on vault, still rings (14.150) and paralell bars (13.800).
    Navy won the team event with a score of 407.700 while Air Force placed third with 387.500.

    Highlights and notes
    • The Black Knights team score of 394.100 was the team’s best overall performance thus far this year. Read More

  • Men’s lacrosse knocks off No. 18 Massachusetts

    Thanks to nine unanswered first half goals, the 15th-ranked Army West Point men’s lacrosse team knocked off No. 18 Massachusetts, 17-4, for the program’s 800th victory at Michie Stadium Saturday.
    The Black Knights are one of five teams in NCAA Division I history to eclipse the 800-win mark. Army is 800-394-7 through 103 seasons.
    Earning his first-career start in net, sophomore goaltender Wyatt Schupler made 13 saves including 10 in the first half to boost the Black Knights to a 1-0 start on the year.
    For the second year in a row, sophomore attack Brendan Nichtern registered seven points against the Minutemen in the season opener.
    The Cadets finished the game 3-for-5 on man-up opportunities while holding UMass to 0-for-5.

    How it happened
    • The Black Knights headed into halftime with a 9-0 lead. Read More

  • Explosive second period lifts Army over Canisius

    Thanks to two goals in 24 seconds by sophomore forward Colin Bilek in the second period, the Army West Point hockey team outlasted Canisius, 4-2, Saturday at Tate Rink.
    The Black Knights went on top 3-0 before the Golden Griffins found the back of the net, but another goal by Army helped the Cadets capture three points for the Atlantic Hockey standings.
    Army improved to 15-11-2 overall and 12-8-2 in AHA action.

    How it happened
    • The Black Knights exploded in the second period with back-to-back goals by Bilek spaced 24 seconds apart.
    • The first score came at 3:22 in the stanza while on the power play. Next was an even-strength score at 3:40.
    • Junior forward Mason Krueger gave the Black Knights a 3-0 lead scoring high on the glove side. Read More

  • Women’s Tennis defeats Georgetown

    Army West Point women’s tennis (4-2) picked up its fourth win of the season on Saturday, earning a 4-3 victory over Georgetown at Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The duos of sophomores Stephanie Dolehide and Caroline Vincent, and junior Ana Joyner and sophomore Sam Dimaio, each came away with 6-2 victories in the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches, respectively, to give Army the one-point edge it needed to claim victory over the Hoyas. Army and Georgetown split the singles side with each squad taking three-of-six matches. Vincent claimed the No. 3 matchup with a 6-3, 6-0 win. Sophomore Paola Bou grabbed a point from the fifth position, while junior Hannah Boubel (above) found success in the sixth spot with a 6-2, 7-6 (6) final result. Read More

  • Women’s swim & dive bests Boston U. at Crandall

    Behind 11 event victories, the Army West Point women’s swimming and diving team cruised to a 177-122 win over Boston University Saturday on Senior Day at Crandall Pool.
    Junior Whitney Chang, senior Serica Hallstead and freshman Mandolin Nguyen each won a pair of individual events opposite the Terriers.
    Chang and Nguyen also helped the Black Knights win the opening relay at the meet.

    Event winners
    • 200 Medley Relay: Sophomore Lauren Carag, Nguyen, Chang, senior Nicole Parry—1:44.84
    • 100 Back: Sophomore Mia Rankin—56.78
    • 100 Breast: Nguyen—1:03.43
    • 200 Fly: Chang—2:04.59
    • 1-Meter: Hallstead—289.65
    • 100 Free: Carag—52.52
    • 200 Back: Senior Josephine Marsh—2:06.50
    • 200 Breast: Junior Rebecca Morel—2:22.73
    • 100 Fly: Chang—56.22
    • 3-Meter: Hallstead—322.50
    • 200 IM: Nguyen—2:06.25

    Notable finishers
    • 1000 Free: Freshman Kristen Gullickson —10:43.19, Third
    • 200 Free: Junior Jane Bryce—1:55.38, Second; Freshman Maddie Duracinsky—1:55.62, Third
    • 100 Breast: Morel—1:05.55, Second
    • 200 Fly: Junior Marie Docken—2:06.05, Second
    • 50 Free: Rankin—24.20, Second; Junior Madison Berg—24.22, Third
    • 200 Back: Nguyen—2:06.64, Second
    • 200 Breast: Freshman Maggie McDonald—2:26.65, Second
    • 500 Free: Junior Kim Caccamo—5:10.31, Second
    • 200 IM: McDonald—2:10.84, Second; Junior Marie Docken—2:12.89, Third
    • 400 Medley Relay: Rankin, Carag, Parry, Bryce—3:32.39, Second

    Up next
    The regular season has ended, but the Black Knights return to action Feb. Read More

  • Senior captains shine in thrilling win at Lehigh

    With a combined 54 points from seniors guard Tommy Funk and forward Matt Wilson, the Army West Point men’s basketball team edged Lehigh, 80-79, in a road Patriot League tilt Saturday in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
    The win for the Black Knights (11-10, 6-4 Patriot League) was no ordinary victory though as it represented Army’s sixth straight, the longest in league play in program history.
    Funk came to play against the Mountain Hawks (5-17, 2-8 Patriot League). The Warrington, Pennsylvania, native went 10-of-14 from the field for a career-high 33 points to go along with seven assists and five rebounds.
    Funk’s shooting performance included a career-best seven makes from long range on nine attempts.
    Wilson also had himself a game, finishing with 21 points on 10-of-18 shooting to pair with nine boards. Read More

  • Strong finish by Army wrestling earns win at Lock Haven

    After facing some tough early competition, and an early deficit Saturday night at Thomas Fieldhouse in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, the Army West Point wrestling team was able to lock in, taking down Lock Haven, 26-9, for its fourth straight dual win of the season.
    “Nice win on the road over a really good team,” head coach Kevin Ward said. “We overcame a slow start and never looked back. We were in some battles tonight but we were able to use our conditioning and pull away late in some matches.”
    Lock Haven (6-5) was able to take the early team lead as the night began at 125 pounds.
    In a match featuring two of the top wrestlers in the country in No. Read More

  • Army gymnastics edges Springfield for first win of 2020

    It came down to the final routine, but the Army West Point gymnastics team was able to hold off ECAC foe Springfield to claim its first victory of the young season Sunday in Springfield, Massachusetts.
    In a nail-biting affair, the teams split the meet’s six apparatuses 3-3, but Army was able to gain the advantage on points en route to a 382.650-381.100 victory.
    Sophomore Mathew Davis added another all-around victory, defeating Springfield’s Stephen Lewis and Christian Wilkey with a score of 79.550. His floor exercise score of 14.300 was the highest score recorded by any competitor in the meet and led to his highest all-around score of the season thus far.
    Davis posted the highest overall score in all three of Army’s apparatus victories: floor, rings and horizontal bar. Read More

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