Sports

  • Women’s Soccer’s postseason run ends in PL Championship

    The Army West Point women’s soccer team’s postseason run came to an end Sunday with a 2-1 loss in the Patriot League Championship to top-seeded Navy in Annapolis, Maryland.
    Junior goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia, junior forward Erynn Johns and freshman midfielder Lauren Drysdale were outstanding for the Cadets throughout the week and were voted to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team.
    “I am really proud of our team,” head coach Adrian Blewitt said. “We played the game we needed to play. We’ve made really quick progress with our program. Our goal coming into the season was to make the Patriot League Tournament. We went further than we thought we would. We are not graduating anybody and welcome another 15 to our roster next season so I can’t wait for next season.”

    HOW IT HAPPENED
    • The Black Knights scored almost halfway through the first half, but Navy took advantage of wind conditions in the second to go ahead 2-1 and ultimately win the contest. Read More

  • Women’s Rugby advances to national championship

    In what has been a season of dominance thus far, the Army West Point women’s rugby team continued the trend Saturday, defeating Quinnipiac 54-10 at the Anderson Rugby Complex to advance to the NIRA National Championship.
    On senior night at the Anderson Rugby Complex, the firstie class continued to shine in what has been a special season for the women’s rugby program.
    After both teams spent the early part of the first half feeling each other out, the Black Knights were able to go on the attack, forcing a penalty to take a 3-0 lead after a senior fly half Bayleigh Gable kick. Army stayed on the offensive with some crafty play by sophomore center Alex DiMarco. The yearling was able to find fellow sophomore scrum half Kaitlyn Schwarting for the first try of the game, giving the cadets an 8-0 lead in the 27th minute. Read More

  • Sprint Football wins CSFL championship, tops Navy

    The Collegiate Sprint Football League  Championship trophy is returning home.
    The Army West Point sprint football team blanked service academy foe Navy, 13-0, Friday evening at Franklin Field in Philadelphia to reclaim the CSFL title.
    “It’s the best feeling in the world when your able to overcome a loss earlier in the season to the team that beat you,” Head Coach Mark West said. “To play the way we did and beat a really, really good football team it’s just an amazing feeling, and I’m so proud of the guys.”
    The game was a defensive battle, as Army clung to its 6-0 lead that it took in the first quarter on a seven-yard touchdown run from junior running back Matthew Sauter. Read More

  • Exchange debuts Army-Navy game truck with special message for veterans

    DALLAS—As America gears up for 120th Army-Navy Game, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering a special message to service members, military families and veterans with the help of a 53-foot rolling billboard.
    The Exchange’s custom tractor-trailer reminds shoppers that the Department of Defense’s largest retailer and the annual clash between the Black Knights and Midshipmen are “Where Heroes Win.”
    This is the second year the Exchange is a participating partner in the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. The thousands of Cadets, Midshipmen and fans at Lincoln Financial Field and the millions who will tune in at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 on CBS will hear the Exchange’s relevancy message of supporting Warfighters wherever they go.
    The new Exchange truck wrap, designed by Exchange Creative Director Johnny Olson, a Marine Corps veteran, highlights not only the big game but also big news for veterans—all who served with honor can shop tax-free for life. Read More

  • Men’s rugby shuts out, defeats Air Force, 39-0

    The Army West Point men’s rugby team won its third consecutive game Friday as the Black Knights took down service-academy rival Air Force 39-0 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.
    “The win was good and the shutout was great,” Head Coach Matt Sherman said. “Just being able to play in tough conditions, battling in some pretty cold temperatures, was awesome.”
    Seven different cadets scored tries for Army (5-4, 2-2), led by senior forward Marco Carrabotta dotting his team leading ninth try of the fall season.

    How it happened
    • Army capitalized off an early Air Force turnover, leading to Carrabotta marching his way down the field to give the Black Knights the early lead. After senior scrum half Jack Royston converted the kick, Army led 7-0. Read More

  • Volleyball posts road win at Holy Cross

    The Army West Point volleyball team snapped a three-game skid with a 3-1 victory at Holy Cross Saturday in Worcester, Massachusetts.
    As the team heads toward the final quarter of its conference schedule, every game matters and the Black Knights needed a bounce-back effort in this one. Army was strong at the net in this one, recording 11 total blocks. The Cadets outhit Holy Cross .256 to .135.
    “Any win at this point in the conference is a big win,” Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. “We had a stretch of some tough road matches, so winning at Holy Cross to close out this stretch is an accomplishment and it feels good.”
    The win moves Army to 7-5 in conference play, currently placing them fourth in the Patriot League standings. Read More

  • Men’s cross country claims third straight PL title

    For the third consecutive season, the Army West Point men’s cross country team won the Patriot League Championship Saturday in Hamilton, New York.
    This marks the program’s 10th Patriot League title and the first three-peat since the program won four consecutive championships from 1993-96.
    Depth was the key factor for the Black Knights, as five different Cadets placed inside the top-14 to earn All-Patriot League honors. Earning first-team honors were seniors Ben Petrella, Robbie Santoyo and Roman Ollar who placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
    It marks the third consecutive season that the trio has been named to the all-league team.
    Earning second-team honors were sophomore Marshall Beatty and freshman Garrett Gough. The rookie Gough was the race’s top placing freshman, crossing the line ninth to earn Patriot League Outstanding Rookie of the Meet honors. Read More

  • Exchange debuts Army-Navy Game Truck with special message for veterans

    DALLAS—As America gears up for 120th Army-Navy Game, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering a special message to service members, military families and veterans with the help of a 53-foot rolling billboard.
    The Exchange’s custom tractor-trailer reminds shoppers that the Department of Defense’s largest retailer and the annual clash between the Black Knights and Midshipmen are “Where Heroes Win.”
    This is the second year the Exchange is a participating partner in the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. The thousands of Cadets, Midshipmen and fans at Lincoln Financial Field and the millions who will tune in at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 on CBS will hear the Exchange’s relevancy message of supporting Warfighters wherever they go.
    The new Exchange truck wrap, designed by Exchange Creative Director Johnny Olson, a Marine Corps veteran, highlights not only the big game but also big news for veterans—all who served with honor can shop tax-free for life. Read More

  • Women’s Soccer clinches tournament berth with win

    The Army West Point Women’s Soccer team picked up three points on Saturday night with a 1-0 victory over Lehigh at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field to clinch a postseason berth in the Patriot League Tournament.
    The Black Knights went up 1-0 in the 16th minute of the game thanks to freshman midfielder Izzy Fontana’s first-career goal.
    Junior goaltender Sydney Cassalia registered her second shutout of the week with five saves.
    The Cadets now rank second in league standings with 14 points and a head-to-head edge over Loyola.

    How it happened
    • Freshman forward Alyssa Carfagno setup Army’s scoring play stealing the ball away from the Mountain Hawks up the right side of the field.
    • Carfagno worked the ball to the box where she was able to connect with Fontana. Read More

  • Rifle bests No. 10 Memphis on the road

    The eighth-ranked Army West Point Rifle team picked up its first win of the season on Sunday, topping No. 10 Memphis, 4,672-4,646, at the R.F. Fogelman Rifle Range in Memphis, Tennessee.
    “We were much better today. I’m really glad we put this score together so early on in the season,” Army Rifle Head Coach Web Wright said. “The smallbore score was better than just about anything last year and the air rifle score was tight.”
    Army’s aggregate score of 4,672 marked the second highest score for the Black Knights in fifth-year head coach Wright’s tenure.
    It’s previous high under Wright came in last year’s NCAA Qualification match when Army posted an aggregate score of 4,678.
    “Coach (Leighton) Dempster and I have seen how well the team can perform in practice and we are really proud to see that work pay off with the score we put together today,” he said. Read More

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