Army and Community Sports

  • AAFES giving away tickets to Army-Navy Game Dec. 14

    Military shoppers have a chance to cheer on the Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen in person at the 2019 Army-Navy Game just by shopping their military exchange or commissary with their MILITARY STAR® card.
    Shoppers will automatically be entered to win two tickets to the game when they use their MILITARY STAR card through Oct. 17.
    Qualifying purchases can be made anywhere MILITARY STAR is accepted, including ShopMyExchange.com. Honorably discharged Veterans can win, too.
    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which administers the MILITARY STAR program, is a participating partner of the 2019 Army-Navy Game.
    “The Army-Navy Game is where heroes win,” Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Exchange senior enlisted advisor, said. “The Exchange and MILITARY STAR want the best customers in the world to have a chance to experience this game live.”
    Four winners will be randomly selected and will receive a pair of tickets to the 120th Army-Navy Game, which takes place Dec. Read More

  • Army Football topples Morgan State, 52-21

    Six different rushers for the Army West Point Football team found pay dirt as the Black Knights topped Morgan State, 52-21, to extend their home winning streak to 15 games Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
    The Cadets (3-1) logged 483 yards of total offense against the Bears (0-3) after rushing for 403. It was the most rushing yards in a single game by Army at Michie Stadium since putting up 449 in last year’s home opener against Liberty.
    Senior running back Connor Slomka led the charge with a career-best 110 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Junior quarterback Christian Anderson, who appeared behind center for the first time in his career after sophomore quarterback Jabari Laws exited the game late in the first quarter, logged 75 yards on nine carries. Read More

  • Women’s Soccer opens league play with tie

    Thanks to a goal by freshman forward Alyssa Carfagno in the 51st minute, the Army West Point Women’s Soccer team rallied back to tie Holy Cross Saturday in the Patriot League opener in Worcester, Massachussetts.
    For the third-straight year, the game was decided in double overtime.

    How it happened
    • Holy Cross took advantage of a corner kick in the first half to go up 1-0 over the Black Knights in the 36th minute.
    • The Cadets didn’t remain quiet and rallied for the equalizer in the 51st minute.
    • Carfagno connected with a loose ball inside the box off an Army free kick and fired it home for the score.
    • After regulation, junior forward Erynn Johns gave Army its best opportunity three minutes into the second overtime, but the shot trickled wide right. Read More

  • Champs receive their Rings

    After capturing its second straight Patriot League Conference title in 2018-19, the Army West Point Women’s Tennis team was awarded championship rings this week by U.S. Military Academy Command Sgt. Maj. Jack Love at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Black Knights finished the year with a record of 22-8, their most wins since the 2014 season. Army’s 4-3 win over top-seeded Boston University in the championship match was its 15th overall Patriot League title. Read More

  • 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

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