Army and Community Sports

  • Women’s Tennis falls to Navy in ‘Star’ Match

    The Army West Point Women’s Tennis team fought hard against service-academy rival Navy in the annual Star Match but dropped a 4-3 decision to the Midshipmen March 30 at the Malek Tennis Center.
    The Black Knights fell to 15-6 on the season and 4-1 in the Patriot League, while the Midshipmen improved to 20-6 and 3-0 in league play.
    Army captured the doubles point for the 17th time this season following freshmen Stephanie Dolehide and Caroline Vincent’s decisive win in the top flight.
    Navy managed to take four of the six singles matches, however, with Meghana Komarraju clinching the match for the Mids on court five.

    How it happened
    Singles
    1. Sophomore Ana Joyner def. Ansofi Wreder, 6-0, 6-2;
    2. Kaylah Hodge def. Read More

  • Strong pitching, hitting leads Army Softball to series win

    A strong pitching performance by senior pitcher Renee Poirier of the Army West Point Softball team and a balanced offensive effort guided the Black Knights to an 8-0 run-rule victory in the series finale Sunday at Lafayette in Easton, Pennsylvania.
    The Black Knights, who improved to 15-19 on the season and 4-2 in Patriot League play, received a stellar pitching performance from Poirier in the circle as the Plainville, Massachusetts, native struck out seven over five innings of work while allowing just two hits.
    The offense was clicking early and often as the visitors slugged nine hits on the afternoon, including a Taylor Drayton home run and a double by sophomore catcher Ally Snelling. Snelling boasted a game-high three hits with her double to go along with a walk, run scored and RBI. Read More

  • Army Baseball splits with Navy: Army, Navy split in Sunday Doubleheader

    The Army West Point Baseball team finished their Patriot League opening weekend at .500 after a doubleheader split with service-academy rival Navy Sunday afternoon at Doubleday Field.
    The Black Knights dropped their opener against the Midshipmen 5-2, but rebounded in Game 2 for a 5-2 victory of their own. With Sunday’s outcomes, Army closed its weekend at 2-2 following a twin bill split with Bucknell March 23.
    Senior pitcher Sam Messina recorded his fourth win on the year Sunday to match classmate Tyler Giovinco for a team high. Messina registered five strikeouts as well.
    Sophomores catcher Blake Ledoux and first baseman Anthony Giachin tallied three hits each on the day to lead the Cadets.
    Giachin chipped in a team-best three runs batted in as well, including two that came from one swing of the bat in Game 1. Read More

  • Wrestling, Harvey caps season in blood round

    Junior 174-pounder Ben Harvey of the Army West Point Wrestling team finished his season one-win shy of being an All-American for the second year in a row on the second day of the NCAA Championships at PPG Paints Arena on March 22 in Pittsburgh.
    Harvey fell to reigning NCAA champion Zahid Valencia of Arizona State in his first match as Army’s first quarterfinalist since Matt Kyler in 2010.
    The New Palestine, Indiana, native wrestled in the blood round for the second time in as many years but dropped an 11-2 major decision to the 9-seed Devin Skatzka of Minnesota.

    How it happened
    • 157 pounds: 20-seed #29 Lucas Weiland: 0-1 (1-2)
    Consolation round of 16 #2: L, 6-5 vs. 14-seed #14 Zach Hartman (Bucknell);
    • 165 pounds: 24-seed #26 Cael McCormick: 0-1 (1-2, Fall)
    Consolation round of 16 #2: L, TB-2 RT, 4-4 vs. Read More

  • Softball captures series win over Holy Cross

    The Army West Point Softball team split its first Patriot League double header of the season against Holy Cross to earn a series victory Sunday at the Army Softball Complex.
    Army outlasted the Crusaders in the series finale, 2-1, to capture the series victory following a 2-0 Holy Cross win in the first game behind freshman Kelly Nelson’s first career no-hitter to force a rubber match.
    Sophomores leftfielder Taylor Drayton and shortstop Ally Snelling, along with senior rightfielder Izzy Gates, led the Army offense with a hit apiece.
    Drayton provided the big blast with a solo home run, while Snelling doubled.
    In the circle, senior pitcher Renee Poirier tossed a complete game in the night cap, allowing just three hits and a run while not issuing a walk. Read More

  • Men’s Lacrosse breezes past Colgate

    The 18th-ranked Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team topped Colgate 13-8 thanks to its high tempo offense March 23 at Michie Stadium. Ten of the Black Knights’ 13 goals were assisted to give Army 23 points on the day. Five players recorded double-digit goals in the victory, while seven garnered multiple points in the performance. Freshman attack Brendan Nichtern netted a goal and dished out a career-tying four assists in the effort while picking up a career-high eight ground balls. Senior attack Tommy Marino posted a career-high two goals in the game as Sean O’Brien, Miles Silva, Matt Manown and Nate Jones were also in the double-digit goal category. Senior goalie AJ Barretto made eight stops versus the Raiders and senior defensemen Johnny Surdick and Jordan Cole led the team with three caused turnovers. Read More

  • NCAA announces seeds for Wrestling Championships

    The Army West Point Wrestling team learned the seed and first-round opponent for all seven of its NCAA qualifiers on March 14.
    Senior 197-pounder Rocco Caywood earned the highest seed on the team at 12th and will face the 21st seed Thomas Lane of Cal Poly in the first round.
    Junior 157-pounder Lucas Weiland garnered the 20th seed and will be opposed by Missouri’s 13th seed Jarrett Jacques. Junior 174-pounder Ben Harvey collected the 22nd seed and will begin his second NCAA Championships appearance versus 11th seed Dylan Lydy of Purdue.
    Junior 165-pounder Cael McCormick was given the 24th seed and will wrestle 9th seed Demetrius Romero of Utah Valley in his first match in the national tournament.
    Junior 184-pounder Noah Stewart collected the 28-seed for his first appearance at nationals and will compete against the 9-seed Max Dean of Cornell in the first round. Read More

  • Barretto backs Men’s Lacrosse win over Holy Cross

    Backed by senior goaltender AJ Barretto’s career-high 19 saves, the 18th-ranked Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team topped Holy Cross 7-6 March 16 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
    Junior attack Miles Silva and senior attack  Nate Jones both had hat tricks in the victory. Jones finished with four points.
    The Army defense caused 10 turnovers and were led by Jones in the effort with two of his own on the ride.

    How it happened
    • Through a heavy defensive battle, the Black Knights came out on top of the Crusaders 7-6.
    • The first goal of the game wasn’t scored until 10 minutes in.
    • Freshman attack Brendan Nichtern went to pass the ball into the middle of the zone, but it deflected off a Crusaders’ stick and bounced into net. Read More

  • Hockey bounces back, forces Game 3 with AIC

    The Army West Point Hockey team bounced back March 16 to continue its 2018-19 season with a 2-1 victory over top-seeded American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
    With the win, the Black Knights forced a game three in the Atlantic Hockey Association quarterfinals series against the Yellow Jackets.
    The Yellow Jackets scored the first of the night, but the senior class led the Black Knights’ comeback with the pair of goals.
    Senior forward Trevor Fidler scored the equalizer with 2:23 to go in the second period on the power play before senior defenseman Dalton MacAfee, assisted by senior forwards Taylor Maruya and Tipper Higgins, netted the game-winner 7:50 into the final frame.
    Junior goaltender Matt Penta had an outstanding performance in net with 21 saves and just one goal allowed. Read More

  • Seniors set program records at ECAC Championships

    Army West Point seniors Abby Halbrook and Cassie Mundekis set program records in their individual races at the Women’s Indoor Track and Field ECAC Championships March 2-3 at Boston University in Boston.
    Mundekis was the first to compete, posting a 2:08.65 in the 800-meter run to best her own program record of 2:08.89 from the 2017 Patriot League Championship. The Manito, Illinois, native also holds the academy record for the 1,000-meter run and 4×400-meter relay.
    In the 3,000-meter final, Halbrook posted a time of 9:36.26 to set a new Army West Point record.
    The record was previously held by Catherine Gaffigan, who ran a 9:40.05 at the Princeton Relay in 1995.
    The Tyler, Texas, native also holds the school record for the mile run. Read More

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