Army and Community Sports

  • Men’s Lacrosse perseveres, tops UMass in overtime

    Forced into an overtime golden goal situation, freshman attacker Brendan Nichtern of the Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team netted the game-winning goal 26 seconds into the extra time to send the Black Knights to a 12-11 victory over the No. 18/19-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen Feb. 9 in Amherst, Massachusetts.
    The Minutemen forced overtime with a second to go in regulation, but the Black Knights won the ensuing faceoff with help from junior midfielder Evan Condon and junior defenseman Johnny Surdick to set the team up for victory.
    After a timeout by head coach Joe Alberici, Nichtern drove in from the right side, beating the left-handed UMass goalie for the tally.
    Junior goaltender AJ Barretto boasted a career-high 17 saves in his 2019 debut. Read More

  • Offensive barrage helps Women’s Lacrosse defeat Iona, 18-8

    Seven different cadets scored, including four with hat tricks, to help the Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team open its 2019 season with an 18-8 victory over Iona Feb. 9 at Michie Stadium.
    The foursome of freshman midfielder Jackie Brattan, junior midfielder Manuela Cortes, freshman midfielder Megan Raftery and sophomore midfielder Samantha Stewart led the offensive charge, combining for 14 of the Black Knights’ (1-0) 18 goals opposite the Gaels (0-1), while each tallied a hat trick.
    Freshman attack Caroline Raymond, sophomore midfielder Rilee Scott and junior attack Nikki Polhamus also netted a score in the game.
    Sophomore midfielder Juliana Dworschak had a standout performance after finishing with a game-high eight draw controls. Her effectiveness on the draw control allowed Army to stay on the attack, gain more offensive possessions and score the most goals in a season opener in program history. Read More

  • Sullivan sends Army Wrestling to fifth straight win

    Trailing by three heading into the heavyweight bout, freshman Ben Sullivan of the Army West Point Wrestling team picked up a pin to secure the team’s fifth-straight victory with a 22-19 win over Bucknell Sunday afternoon at Christl Arena.
    Sullivan carried a 1-0 lead into the third period when he started in the top position.
    The New Paris, Ohio native managed to tilt his opponent and flip the Bison heavyweight onto his back for the pin at 5:26 to lock up the win for the home side.
    The Black Knights improved to 7-2 on the year and remain perfect against EIWA opponents at 6-0. The Bison dropped to 6-8 and 4-4 in conference duals.

    How it happened
    • 125 lbs.: Sophomore Ryan Hetrick decision over Jakob Campbell, 3-1, SV-1 (Army leads, 3-0);
    • 133 lbs.: David Campbell pinned sophomore Lane Peters at 4:28 (Bucknell leads, 6-3);
    • 141 lbs.: #28 freshman Corey Shie major decision over Noah Levett, 13-3 (Army leads, 7-6);
    • 149 lbs.: Matthew Kolonia pinned junior Noah Hanau at 5:45 (Bucknell leads, 12-7);
    • 157 lbs.: #10 Zach Hartman major decision over #22 junior  Lucas Weiland, 8-0 (Bucknell leads, 16-7);
    • 165 lbs.: Junior Cael McCormick decision over D.J. Read More

  • Women’s Track and Field edge Navy, earns ‘Star’

    The Army West Point Women’s Track and Field team defeated Navy in a thrilling Army-Navy Indoor Star Meet Feb. 2 at Gillis Field House.
    The Black Knights edged out their rival 89.5 to 88.5, clinching the victory in the final event of the afternoon.
    Army’s two track and field teams combined for a sweep over their rival to pull even at seven in the 2018-19 Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA.

    Coach’s Corner: Head Coach Mike Smith
    “Today was emotionally draining for me, so I cant imagine what it was like for our kids, but you wouldn’t know it from watching them perform. I told the team last night to expect ups and downs today and we got plenty of both. Read More

  • Gymnastics sets season-high mark vs. Navy, but drops match

    The Army West Point Gymnastics team posted a season-high in its 401.100-400.550 loss to Navy Feb. 2 at the Lou Gross Center.
    The Black Knights notched a program record mark in still rings for the second time this season with a 67.300.
    Senior Cole Casanova and freshman Mathew Davis went one-two in the all-around.

    Army highlights and meet notes
    • The Black Knights posted a program record on still rings with a 67.300 rating.
    • Army topped its previous best mark which was set against Penn State earlier this season.
    • The Black Knights’ 400.550 was the team’s top mark this season.
    • Casanova championed the meet with an 80.900 in all-around and was followed by Davis with a 67.600.
    • Casanova placed first on both vault and parallel bars. Read More

  • Army Rifle falls to Navy in ‘Star’ Match

    The Army West Point Rifle team fell to rival Navy 4,680-4,666 Feb. 2 in the 2019 Army-Navy Star Match at the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center.
    The Midshipmen took a big lead in smallbore they never relinquished despite a strong air rifle showing from the Black Knights.
    “This is a tough loss,” head coach Web Wright said. “We shot fairly well, only two points off the program record we set last week. It just came up a little short. Navy shot well. Congratulations to them.”
    Navy’s victory snaps a nine-game winning streak by the Black Knights over their rival.
    “The positive side is that we moved up in the rankings a little and positioned us for a potential NCAA berth,” Wright said. “We need to shoot a good score in the qualifier on Feb. Read More

  • Holy Cross outlasts the Black Knights, 5-4, on the road

    In a high scoring affair, the Army West Point Hockey team fell, 5-4, to Holy Cross Feb. 2 in Worcester, Mass. The Crusaders scored back-to-back goals in the first period and would never fall behind as Army and Holy Cross traded goals throughout the remainder of the evening. Freshman defenseman Marshal Plunkett scored a goal at 3:14 of the third period to tie the game at 4-4, however, Holy Cross scored the winning goal with seven minutes remaining. Read More

  • Men’s Track and Field claim ‘Star’ against Navy

    The Army West Point Men’s Track and Field team defeated rival Navy to claim the ‘Star’ in the 2019 Army-Navy Indoor Star Meet Feb. 2.
    The Black Knights were strong across the board in a decisive 100-81 win at Gillis Field House.
    The win was a part of a sweep of Navy by Army’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams. Army and Navy are now tied at seven in the 2018-19 Star Series presented by USAA,
    Army’s 100-point performance is only the program’s third in the history of the Indoor Star Meet. This also marks just the fifth time that the Black Knights have claimed both the men’s and women’s indoor meet.

    Coach’s Corner: Head Coach Mike Smith
    “I was really pleased with how our men performed today. Read More

  • Boo Corrigan to depart, takes N.C. State job

    The U.S. Military Academy announced Wednesday that Boo Corrigan, Army West Point’s athletics director, has accepted a new position at North Carolina State University.
    “This is not a surprise to us,” Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, U.S. Military Academy superintendent, said. “Boo is one of the best athletic directors in the business. He is a leader of character who knows how to build teams and win honorably. He has championed Army Athletics here at West Point and without a doubt will do the same for North Carolina State.”
    Corrigan has been the athletic director at West Point since March 2011. In support of building a winning culture at West Point, Corrigan has presided over one of the most successful eras in Army West Point’s recent history with the Black Knights achieving milestones and setting records. Read More

  • Hockey starts strong, but falls to RIT 4-2

    The Army West Point Hockey team had a hot start at the Rochester Institute of Technology Jan. 26, but the Tigers scored three goals in the third period to take the game, 4-2, in Rochester, New York.
    The Black Knights were on the board first after a power play goal from junior forward Brendan Soucie. However, RIT scored the following three to go ahead 3-1.
    Army pulled its netminder with 4:43 to go and capitalized when senior forward Taylor Maruya brought the game within one at the 17:43 mark. The Tigers scored on the empty net with a minute remaining to put the game out of reach.

    How it happened
    • The Black Knights took their first lead of the weekend with a score seven minutes into the game. Read More

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