Army and Community Sports

  • Volleyball takes Black Knights Invitational with two wins

    The Army West Point Volleyball team won both of its matches on Saturday to claim a sweep of the Black Knights Invitational at Gillis Field House.
    With wins over Kent State and Bryant, Army (6-3) remains undefeated at home this season with all six of its wins recorded at West Point.
    Senior outside hitter Sydney Morriss was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after recording 33 kills across the team’s three matches.
    Morriss was instrumental in Army’s third set comeback against Binghamton on Friday in which they fought back from a 17-9 deficit.
    Another high note in the tournament was the team’s defensive corps led by junior libero Ana Oglivie and freshman libero Sayler Butters.
    “Those two are one of the most dynamic duos in the country in terms of defense,” head coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. Read More

  • Sprint Football outlasts Penn in thriller, 24-21

    The Army West Point Sprint Football team opened its 2019 season with a nail-biting 24-21 victory over Penn Friday evening at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. The Black Knights (1-0) have won eight consecutive season-openers.
    Trailing by just a field goal, Penn (0-1) was threatening in the closing minute of the game. The Quakers brought the ball to the Army 20-yard line, but time expired before they had a chance to tie or win the game.
    In addition to managing three turnovers, Army’s defense held the Quakers offense to 3-of-5 on its red zone attempts.
    Junior defensive back Ryan Leach was responsible for two of the Black Knights’ takeaways with a career-high two interceptions.

    Army highlights and game notes
    • The Black Knights have now won 15 of their last 16 games. Read More

  • Laws, Army Football rush to road win at UTSA

    The Army West Point Football team got back on the winning track by grinding out a 31-13 win on the road at UTSA on Saturday afternoon at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
    Sophomore quarterback Jabari Laws made his first collegiate start under center and rushed for a career-best 137 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown. Senior running back Kell Walker had his best outing of the season with 80 yards on five carries and two touchdowns on the ground.
    The Black Knights’ defense was key in holding off the Roadrunners in the first half and recorded five sacks and nine tackles for loss in the win. Six different players registered at least a half a sack.
    Army forced three fumbles in the game and recovered two, including senior defensive lineman Jacob Covington’s huge recovery off junior defensive back Javhari Bourdeau’s forced fumble in the second half. Read More

  • Women’s Rugby earns statement win over Harvard

    The Army West Point Women’s Rugby team opened up its 2019 season with a bang Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex, as the Black Knights defeated 2018 National Runners-Up Harvard, 34-10.
    Army (1-0, 1-0 NIRA) set the tempo right out the gate, stopping multiple Harvard (1-1, 1-1 NIRA) score attempts deep in Black Knight territory in the opening five minutes. Keeping the Crimson out of the try zone set the tempo for Army, who continued to assert its physicality for over 80 minutes.
    “When an (opposing) team sees Army on the front of their jersey, they should know they’re going to be in for a fight,” Head Coach Bill LeClerc said. “It was a really physical game and Harvard brought a ton of physicality, but our girls were up for the challenge.”
    Senior captain Bayleigh Gable put Army on the board in the 15th minute with the first of her four penalty kicks. Read More

  • Pereira leads Men’s Soccer past Siena with OT winner

    With less than 30 seconds remaining in overtime, sophomore midfielder Oscar Pereira delivered the game-winning goal to propel the Army West Point Men’s Soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Siena on Friday night at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field.
    The win marks the Black Knights’ (1-1) first of the 2019 campaign and the eighth all-time opposite the Saints (1-2). Senior forward Keenan O’Shea, last year’s leading scorer in the Patriot League, came up with his first tally of the season to join Pereira as the two lone goal scorers.
    It was a physical game out on the pitch and both offenses were firing at will. The two sides combined for 30 shots, with Army holding a 19-11 advantage.

    Army highlights and game notes
    • The Black Knights secured their first win of the season. Read More

  • Football shows fight, edged by No. 7 Michigan in OT

    It took two overtimes, but the Army West Point Football team fell to No. 7 Michigan, 24-21, in front of 111,474 fans at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    Michigan’s Jake Moody kicked a field goal in the second overtime to put the Wolverines up 24-21 and then the home team forced a fumble on third down to come away with the win.
    Army saw senior running back Connor Slomka rush for a team-high 92 yards on the ground and senior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. ran for 41 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
    Senior defensive back Elijah Riley finished with a career-high 13 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Senior linebacker Cole Christiansen racked up 12 tackles and a forced fumble. Read More

  • Women’s Soccer shuts out LIU, wins second straight

    Backed by junior goalie Sydney Cassalia, the Army West Point Women’s Soccer team blanked Long Island University, 2-0, Sunday at Malek Stadium at Clinton Field.
    Freshman forward Elise Urkov scored her third goal in two games. Junior midfielder Morgan Walsh scored the insurance goal in the 85th minute, while picking up an assist on Urkov’s game-winner.

    How it happened
    • Army controlled the ball for a majority of the first half and saw multiple opportunities with nine total shots.
    • In the 11th minute, Walsh crossed the ball to the center of the box where Urkov was waiting to head it in past the LIU keeper.
    • Freshman midfielder Lauren Drysdale played the ball across the box and Walsh finished on the tipped ball by sophomore forward Trinity Garay for Army’s second goal of the game. Read More

  • Volleyball completes sweep of Army Invitational

    The Army West Point Volleyball team completed a championship sweep of the Army Invitational with wins over Rhode Island and Iona on Sunday.
    Army took the first contest over Rhode Island 3-1 and defeated Iona in straight sets to clinch the tournament title.
    “This team has been on a mission since the first day of preseason,” Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. “It’s easy to say you want to win a championship, but its very different to actually back up that talk. From the beginning, this team has said they want to do it and they have been working so hard to make it happen.”
    Senior libero Ana Oglivie was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after totaling 44 digs and compiling a perfect 1.000 reception percentage in the team’s three games. Read More

  • Football edges Rice in season-opening win

    The Army West Point Football team successfully defended Michie Stadium by putting together a lengthy fourth-quarter scoring drive to ward off Rice, 14-7, in the season opener on Friday night under the lights.
    Senior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins paced the Black Knights (1-0) on the ground against Rice (0-1) with 80 yards on 21 carries to go along with his first rushing score of the year.
    Hopkins also went 3-for-8 in the passing game for 53 yards and a touchdown.
    Junior running back Sandon McCoy got the bulk of the duties in the rushing game and he finished with 70 yards on 20 totes.
    Defensively, senior linebacker Cole Christiansen led Army with seven tackles, while sophomore linebacker Arik Smith and senior defensive back Cam Jones came away with six apiece. Read More

  • Hopkins Jr. selected to Manning Award Watch List

    Senior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. earned his sixth preseason accolade after being selected to the Manning Award Watch List on Aug. 21.
    The list includes 30 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2019 season. The winner will again be selected by a voting panel, which includes national media and each of the Mannings, after the bowls.
    The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting.
    “We have another great group of quarterbacks coming back this season,” Archie Manning said. “For our Watch List, we aim to recognize players who have already been successful on the field for their teams, but every quarterback in the country remains eligible. Read More

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