Army and Community Sports

  • Men’s Basketball tops Marist in overtime thriller

    The Army West Point men’s basketball team trailed Hudson Valley Region foe Marist by five with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation, but managed to rally and defeat the Red Foxes, 66-64, in overtime Saturday in Poughkeepsie, New York.
    Marist’s Braden Bell knocked down a trey with 31 seconds remaining in regulation to the give the Red Foxes the 62-57 advantage. Junior guard Lonnie Grayson answered back almost immediately after, connecting on a 3-ball of his own to cut Marist’s lead back to two.
    The Cadets then forced a jump ball on the ensuing inbound play to regain possession, before senior guard Tommy Funk hit a layup with 11 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime.
    The Black Knights had four members reach double-figures. Read More

  • Women’s Basketball edges FDU in double OT

    Sophomore guard Alisa Fallon finished with a career-high 22 points, as the Army West Point women’s basketball team edged Fairleigh Dickinson, 70-68, in double overtime Saturday in Hackensack, New Jersey. The win marks Dave Magarity’s 250th as head coach of the program.
    With 12 seconds left in the first overtime, Fairleigh Dickinson held the ball with the shot clock turned off and with a two-point advantage.
    However, the Black Knights forced an over-and-back on an inbound play to regain possession. Fallon proceeded to knock down a pair of clutch free throws to send the game to a second overtime. That sequence came after Fallon hit a pair of free throws with 41 seconds left in regulation, which proved to send the game to the first overtime. Read More

  • Hockey closes November with sweep of Canisius

    The Army West Point hockey team completed the Thanksgiving weekend sweep with a 3-2 win over Canisius Saturday at LECOM Harborcenter in Buffalo, New York.
    For the second day in a row, the Black Knights had to withstand a comeback effort from the gritty Golden Griffins, and just like Friday night, sophomore forward Eric Butte closed the show with a game winning goal in the third period.
    Four of the game’s five goals were scored in a track meet of a second period, with Army netting the game’s first two goals and Canisius scoring the next two.
    The third period was scoreless through the first half of the frame before Butte was able to find an open space in the slot to send home the go-ahead goal with just under seven minutes remaining in the contest. Read More

  • Systems Engineering takes Ultimate Frisbee title

    The Systems Engineering team finished its second consecutive West Point Staff and Faculty Ultimate Frisbee season undefeated and defended its title with a 12-6 win over GENE/DFL/DEP/CLS on Nov. 13 at the Foley Indoor Center. Read More

  • Football tramples VMI, 47-6, for Senior Day win

    With 594 yards on the ground, the Army West Point football team powered past VMI for a 47-6, senior day win Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
    Senior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr., who came into the game to replace sophomore quarterback Jabari Laws late in the opening quarter, logged a career-best 208 rushing yards and a score on 16 carries for the Black Knights (5-6).
    Prior to exiting the contest, Laws had success running the football against the Keydets (4-7) as the second-year quarterback went for 97 yards and a touchdown.
    Junior quarterback Christian Anderson and senior running backs Connor Slomka and Kell Walker also all found pay dirt to add to Army’s successful rushing performance.
    Slomka was responsible for three of the Black Knights’ seven touchdowns in the game. Read More

  • Wrestling captures team title at Black Knight Invite

    The Army West Point wrestling team continued its strong start to the season Sunday, as the Black Knights won three individual titles, as well as the top overall team crown at its host invite.
    “I thought the guys competed really hard,” head coach Kevin Ward said. “We talked about before the tournament, that as long as you go out there and fight and you can walk off the mat saying I gave everything I had, we can improve from that.”
    Army finished with an impressive 140 point team total, tops among the eight teams in attendance. Penn State was second overall with 127.5 points, and Central Michigan rounded out the top three with 107.5.
    The Black Knights also sent six wrestlers to respective finals, with the three individual champions coming at 165, 184 and 197 pounds. Read More

  • Hockey completes sweep, contains Holy Cross

    The Army West Point hockey team completed its weekend sweep of Holy Cross on Saturday with a 3-1 victory in Worcester, Massachusetts.
    Senior forward Michael Wilson’s goal 3:03 into the game set the tone for the Black Knights. Sophomore forward Eric Butte netted the game-winning goal and junior defenseman Cody Fleckenstein was also on the scoring sheet.
    For the eighth game in a row, the Black Knights had a perfect penalty kill. Backed by junior goalie Trevin Kozlowski’s 24 saves the Cadets have denied 34 straight opponent man advantages.

    How it happened
    • The Black Knights picked things up right where they left off from last night with a goal 3:03 into the action.
    • Wilson sparked the offense with the first goal of the night from the right circle to put Army up 1-0. Read More

  • Women’s rugby comes up short in championship

    The Army West Point women’s rugby team came up just short of the final prize Sunday, falling 18-7 to Harvard in the finals of the NIRA National Championship in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    Senior wing Damaria Morton scored the lone try for Army, who finish its stellar 15s season 7-2 overall.
    The first half was a defensive effort by both squads, as both Army and Harvard (7-2) spent the better part of the first 40 minutes jockeying for offensive possession.
    Morton was able to get the Black Knights on the board in the 30th minute after Army pressed the action into the Crimson side.
    Sophomore fullback McKenzie Borchers would add the conversion to make it 7-0, but that was all the offense would be able to muster for the remainder of the contest, as Harvard would reel off 18 unanswered points. Read More

  • 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.”

    • 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

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