Army and Community Sports

  • Smith pitches a complete game four-hitter

    The Army West Point baseball team split its doubleheader, defeating Air Force 9-1 in game one and falling to Campbell 4-0 in the nightcap at the Armed Forces Invitational Friday at Segra Stadium in Fayetteville, N.C. The Black Knights saw tremendous performances by their starting pitchers as senior Logan Smith (above) tossed a complete game in his game one victory and sophomore Anthony LoRicco struck out a career-high 12 batters in a one-hit performance in Army’s loss to Campbell. Smith struck out six and gave up four hits and one run in his victory. Army lost to Air Force 7-3 on Saturday and then defeated Campbell 5-4 on Sunday as head coach Jim Foster won his 100th game with the Black Knights. Read More

  • Men’s Lacrosse takes league opener against Holy Cross

    The No. 15/16 Army West Point men’s lacrosse team came out victorious in the first Patriot League contest of the 2020 season with a 12-5 win over Holy Cross Saturday at Michie Stadium.
    The Black Knights had a solid defensive effort thanks to a trio of caused turnovers each by sophomore defenseman Marcus Hudgins and sophomore defenseman Bennett Taylor.
    Junior long stick midfielder Kyle Beyer led the team with a career-high seven ground balls, while senior midfielder Matt Manown and senior defenseman Tom Rigney added four apiece.
    Sophomore attack Brendan Nichtern controlled Army’s offense with a seven-point performance on three goals and four assists.
    Sophomore attack Gunner Philipp, sophomore midfielder Bobby Abshire and senior attack Sean O’Brien each added two tallies in the contest, while sophomore midfielder Danny Kielbasa netted his first-career goal and added an assist. Read More

  • Gymnastics earns big home win over Air Force

    The Army West Point gymnastics team defeated service academy rival Air Force 395.950-385.100 in a season-best performance Saturday at Gross Center.
    The Black Knights’ 395.950 score was the team’s biggest output since their dual meet against Springfield last season and Army’s first win over Air Force since 2016.
    Sophomore Mathew Davis posted a career-high 14.500 on floor exercise and 14.450 on parallel bars. Senior Rex Scott’s 14.300 on vault was the best of his career and the top score posted on the apparatus in the meet.
    The result also marks the second time in three weeks in which the Black Knights have gotten the upper hand on the Falcons, as Army placed above Air Force at the All-Academy Championships earlier this month in Texas. Read More

  • Weekend Sweep: Women’s basketball sings second, defeats Navy 62-52

    Army West Point women’s basketball topped service academy foe Navy by a score of 62-52 Saturday in Christl Arena. With the victory, Army claimed the “gold star” as part of the Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA.
    The Black Knights (7-19, 3-12 Patriot League) had a trio of scorers in double-figures led by freshman guard Hope Brown, who finished with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor. Also reaching double-digits were sophomore guard Natalie Stralkus and sophomore forward Kate Murray. The Black Knights shot 40 percent from the field.
    The Midshipmen (7-19, 2-13 Patriot League) were led by Morgan Taylor, who finished with 15 points. Additionally, Mary Kate Ulasewicz had 10 points and six assists.

    Army notes and highlights
    • This marks the Black Knights’ second straight win. Read More

  • Weekend Sweep: Men’s basketball captures thrilling OT win over Navy

    In a service academy rivalry game filled with excitement, it was the Army West Point men’s basketball team walking out of Christl Arena victorious on Saturday afternoon.
    The Black Knights (14-13, 9-7 Patriot League) battled the Midshipmen (13-14, 7-9 Patriot League) into overtime, where Army took control and claimed the 86-75 home win to complete the regular season sweep and secure the “gold star” in the Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA.
    Four Black Knights scored in double figures led by a 32-point performance from senior guard Tommy Funk. In a full 45 minutes of play, Funk handed out seven assists with just one turnover, while finishing 10-of-25 from the floor with five treys to go along with seven rebounds.
    Senior forward Matt Wilson also saw action in over 40 minutes against the Midshipmen and the Alexandria, Kentucky, native posted a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Read More

  • Milner, cadets fight for titles at 64th Boxing Brigade Open

    The discipline to get to weight is one of the toughest factors a boxer deals with when preparing for a fight. As the 64th annual Boxing Brigade Open approached Friday at the U.S. Military Academy, senior Alyssa Milner had to do a hard cut to get to exactly 125 pounds.
    “This is the first time in my boxing (career) here that I actually had to weigh in at 125,” Milner said. “Coach (Ray Barone) has previously gotten me fights at 128, 130 or 132 pounds in order to keep me from having to make the hard cut until I had to make it. Unfortunately, my body fluctuates a decent amount and I was a bit over my fight weight coming into the week of the BBO, causing me to have to drop some weight.”
    Milner said she kicked her workout regimen into high gear and added some extra run and bike time before and after practices to help her successfully reach the 125-pound goal as she characteristically tries to reach 128 for bouts. Read More

  • Wrestling takes down Bucknell 29-7

    As the team heads down the final stretch of the regular season, the Army West Point wrestling team scored a 29-7 dual match win against EIWA foe Bucknell Sunday in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
    The Black Knights (9-3, 3-1 EIWA) won eight of their 10 matches against the Bison (9-6, 8-3 EIWA), including three bonus-point victories.
    With the dual match beginning at 184 pounds, senior Noah Stewart was able to set the tempo from the start. The Lewistown, Pennsylvania, native scored a fall victory at the buzzer of the second period to give the Black Knights an early 6-0 lead. After Bucknell was able to get on the board with a decision win at 197, Army rattled off wins in the next four matches to take control of the dual. Read More

  • Women’s Lacrosse cruises to road win at Columbia

    The Army West Point women’s lacrosse team earned its first road victory of the year with a 16-7 victory against Columbia Saturday in New York. Junior attack Jackie Brattan paced the Black Knights’ (2-0) offense against the Lions (0-1), posting a game-high six points on five goals and an assist. Senior midfielder Samantha Stewart and junior attack Cameron Manor also combined for six goals. Stewart also logged five draw controls and a career-high seven ground balls. Read More

  • Hockey completes sweep, defeats Mercyhurst 4-1

    The Army West Point hockey team completed a weekend sweep with a 4-1 win at Mercyhurst on Saturday night in Erie, Pennsylvania.
    The Black Knights picked up six points over the weekend for Atlantic Hockey rankings as they approach the end of the regular season.
    Army is currently third with 47 points behind teams that it will face in the coming weeks.
    Senior forward Dominic Franco finished the weekend with four points thanks to a pair of goals Saturday to lead the Cadets.

    How it happened
    • The Black Knights broke out with the first goal of the game with 1:20 remaining in the first period.
    • Freshman forward Brett Abdelnour scored for the third game in a row for Army with help from junior forward Mason Krueger and freshman forward John Keranen. Read More

  • Men’s Lacrosse rolls to 3-0, tops Rutgers 15-4

    Backed by sophomore goaltender Wyatt Schupler’s 16-save performance, the No. 13/14 Army West Point men’s lacrosse team topped No. 19 Rutgers, 15-4, Saturday at Michie Stadium to improve to 3-0 on the year with two top-20 victories.
    The Scarlet Knights entered the contest averaging 18.5 goals per game, but the Black Knights held them to four total. It was Rutgers’ lowest scoring output since a 13-4 loss on Apr. 10, 2012.
    This season, Army has allowed just 3.00 goals per game on average.
    Schupler made 16 saves in 50:03 minutes of action allowing just two scores.
    Freshman faceoff specialist Stevie Grabher was outstanding at the faceoff x for the Black Knights with a .750 winning percentage (12-for-16) including an 11 consecutive faceoff win streak. Read More

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