Army and Community Sports

  • Win over Buffalo lifts Army to first 3-0 start in five years

    By Nick Lovera
    Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point men’s basketball team continued its hot start, defeating Buffalo 78-74 in the team’s final game at Bubbleville on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
    The win gives the Black Knights their first 3-0 start since the 2015-16 season.
    “I could not be happier and more impressed by our guys and the toughness and resiliency they showed today,” Army West Point Head Coach Jimmy Allen said. “Buffalo is a terrific basketball program. They won 20 games last season and were picked near the top of the MAC this year, so for us to play like we did today in our third game in four days, I am super excited for our team and the guys are pumped.”
    The Black Knights continue to see contributions throughout their lineup, as four different players recorded double-digit points in the contest. Read More

  • Women’s basketball knocks off Iona for first win

    By JJ Klein
    Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point women’s basketball team notched its first win of the 2020-21 campaign, defeating Iona 67-52 Sunday afternoon at Christl Arena.
    After a slow shooting start for the Black Knights, junior forward Kate Murray ignited the Army attack, scoring 11 points in the third quarter en route to a 19-point, 12-rebound afternoon.
    Junior guard Natalie Stralkus posted 15 points of her own, knocking down two big three-pointers in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory. Junior guard Alisa Fallon made her mark on the game in the fourth quarter as well, converting on back-to-back three-point plays to extend Army’s lead from four to double digits.

    Highlights and notes
    • The Black Knights had a huge advantage at the free throw line, making 20 free throws to Iona’s one in the game. Read More

  • Women’s Basketball adds Iona game

    The Army women’s basketball team added home contests with Hofstra and Iona to its non-league slate on Monday afternoon. The Black Knights opened their season versus Hofstra Wednesday, followed by a home contest with Iona at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Iona game will be broadcast on ESPN+. This was Army’s first matchup with Hofstra since the 2001-02 season. The Black Knights own the 5-4 advantage in the all-time series with the Pride, although Hofstra has won the last two tilts. The contest with Iona will be the 16th all-time meeting between the two schools and the first since the 2005-06 season. Army is 10-5 all-time against the Gaels. There will be no fans permitted for either game. Game dates and times are subject to change. Read More

  • Football wins over Georgia Southern in comeback fashion

    By Rachel Caton
    Army Athletic Communications

    Army West Point completed an incredible come-from-behind victory to defeat visiting Georgia Southern, 28-27, to remain unbeaten at home Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
    The Black Knights went down 14-0 early in the first quarter as Georgia Southern took advantage of some early Army miscues.
    However, the Black Knights battled back, capping off a 15-play, 75-yard, eight-minute drive with a one yard touchdown rush by senior running back Sandon McCoy. The extra point by feshman kicker Quinn Maretzki made it a 14-7 contest.
    The back-and-forth battle ensued, as Georgia Southern pulled out to a 21-7 lead on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Shai Werts to Cam Brown with 9:24 left in the half.
    Three fumbles lost in the first half played a big part in the 21-7 deficit at the half for the Black Knights as they outgained the Eagles 147 total yards to 137 yards in the half, including 122 rushing yards to Georgia Southern’s 96. Read More

  • No. 7 Army Rifle drops match to No. 9 Akron

    The No. 7 Army West Point rifle team fell to No. 9 Akron, 4,675-4,663, on Sunday in Palmyra, Pa. Senior captain Kaitlyn Kutz posted the highest mark of the day in smallbore with a score of 583. Junior Lauren McMahan had the team’s highest aggregate score with a mark of 1,168, which was the match’s second highest tally. Freshman Anusha Pakkam (right) helped the Black Knights earn a win in smallbore as she reached the 580 mark for the second consecutive match. (Right) Senior Clayton Hanson (577) and McMahan (576) rounded out the scoring in smallbore for the Black Knights. Photo Courtesy of Army Athletic Communications Read More

  • Cross Country competes in Veterans Day race on The Plain

    By Nick Lovera
    Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in a joint Veterans Day meet on the historic grounds of The Plain at West Point on Nov. 11.
    The event was held after the cancellation of ‘America’s Race,’ which was scheduled to be held on The Plain among Army, Navy and Air Force.
    With a contingent of the Corps of Cadets in attendance, the teams ran a course that spanned two laps around the perimeter of the parade grounds, followed by an s-shaped inner circle and concluding with two final laps around the perimeter.
    Senior Daniel Horoho was the first to cross the finish line for the men’s team and freshmen standouts Georgia Jones and Helen Shearer finished first and second for the women’s team. Read More

  • Palone announced to United Soccer Coaches HOF class

    By Ally Keirn
    Army Athletic Communications

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.—United Soccer Coaches announced the election of three individuals as the newest members of the association’s Hall of Fame. All three will be inducted as members of the 2021 Class during the United Soccer Coaches Digital Convention, Jan. 11-15, 2021.
    Long-time head coaches Joe Palone of the U.S. Military Academy, Horst Richardson of Colorado College and Sigi Schmid of UCLA and multiple MLS franchises, will be honored at this year’s Digital Convention.
    The three individuals will become the 69th, 70th and 71st inductees into the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame, which was established in 1991 to honor achievement by coaches with an emphasis on success and a lifetime devotion to the association and the game. Read More

  • No. 5 Army falls to No. 6 Air Force, 5,849-5,832

    The No. 5 Army West Point rifle team fell to No. 6 Air Force in a “Silver Star” match, 5,849-5,832, Saturday at the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center. The match used the service academy scoring system, which counts the top five scores of eight selected scorers. Using the NCAA scoring system, Air Force would have claimed the match by a score of 4,694-4,679. Junior Lauren McMahan (at right) matched the program’s record with a score of 597, a mark that she had already shot once before. The Sarasota, Fla., native finished with the second highest aggregate total of the day with a total mark of 1,175. “This was just another training experience to learn from. I know we still have a lot in us and I’m excited to see our progress throughout the season,” McMahan said. Read More

  • Sports Calendar

    Football

    Saturday, Noon—Tulane, New Orleans. (TV: ESPN+.)

    Nov. 21, Noon—Georgia Southern, MICHIE STADIUM. (TV: CBS SPORTS NETWORK.)

    Hockey

    Saturday, 4 p.m.—LIU, TATE RINK.

    Nov. 20, 5 p.m.—Holy Cross, TATE RINK.

    Nov. 21, TBA—Holy Cross, Worcester, Massacussetts.

    Women’s Rugby

    Saturday, 3 p.m.—Navy, ANDERSON RUGBY COMPLEX. Read More

  • Men’s Tennis closes out weekend with 27 victories against Air Force

    By Erin McNeely
    Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point men’s tennis team closed out its weekend long tournament with the U.S. Air Force Academy Saturday afternoon in the final two rounds of doubles and singles play.
    The Black Knights and the Falcons competed in a total of 53 matches through three days, with the Black Knights coming out victorious in 27 matches.
    After a dominant performance in singles play on Friday afternoon, Army returned for play Saturday morning, eager to carry over their success into the third and final round of doubles. In the opening bracket of East vs West, both teams split at an even three victories a piece. The teams of junior Diego Huttepain/freshman Jake Huarte, junior David Gorshein/freshman Samuel Haikal and freshmen Daniel Zhou/Paul Roberts each recorded a win for Army with scores of 8-6, 8-3 and 8-4 respectively. Read More

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