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Army Gaining Ground On Navy!

It’s been a very big couple of weeks in Army Athletics as four-straight wins over rival Navy have the Black Knights overtook the 2013-14 series lead by a 13-12 margin. The “Star” series is currently tied, 11-11.

Most recently, Army’s lacrosse and men’s tennis team collected victories over the Mids. The first in decisive fashion and the latter in a 4-3 thriller.

The lacrosse team continued its recent dominance over Navy, winning a sixth-straight “Star” and securing the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Patriot League Championship. The lopsided 14-7 win elevated Army to No. 16 in both national polls this week. Click here for a complete recap, video, photos and more from last Saturday’s big win in front of a Michie Stadium-record crowd of 10,774 fans.

The Army men’s tennis team collected a 4-3 win on the road last Saturday. Playing in his first Army-Navy match, freshman Grant Riechmann’s 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles clinched the Patriot League victory for head coach Jim Poling’s club. Click here for a complete recap.

The men’s tennis team followed suit as the women’s team outlasted Navy by the same score last week in Annapolis. Click here to read all about that triumph.

The women’s track and field team got the four-game stretch started with a 103.5-99.5 win over Navy on April 5 at Shea Stadium. Head coach Troy Engle’s team won the thriller in the final event of the meet, the 4x400 relay. A complete recap is here.

The lone remaining Army-Navy regular-season bouts will take place on April 26 and 27 in Annapolis, Md., as Army and Navy duke it out on the baseball field.

For a complete breakdown of all Army-Navy competitions of 2013-14, click here.

#GoArmy #BeatNavy #SingSecond

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Mid-Week Update

Good Afternoon Army fans and welcome to the Mid-Week edition of the Black Knights Blog!

The Army women’s Basketball team will host the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Championships next Wednesday, March 6, after solidifying their place in the annual tournament with 75-48 win over Boston University this past Wednesday. The Black Knights will finish out their regular season versus Lafayette on Saturday.

The Army men’s Basketball team will close out their regular season at Christl Arena as they host Lafayette on Saturday. The Black Knights fell to Boston University 71-70 on Wednesday.

The Women’s Tennis team will host its final non-league matches on Friday and Saturday as Army welcomes NJIT, Marist and Quinnipiac to Lichtenberg Tennis Center.

The men’s Tennis team will head south to Charleston, S.C. where they will take on Citadel at 2:30 p.m.

Army’s Baseball team will also be on the road this weekend. The Black Knights will go up against Towson on Friday in Buies Creek, N.C., before taking on Campbell on Saturday.

The Black Knights Softball team will head to Fairfax, Va. this weekend where Army will go head-to-head with George Mason and Rider for a 2:30 and 4:30 match-up.

The men’s Gymnastics team will host Temple on Friday at 6 p.m. for a dual match in Gross Center.

The rifle team will compete in the GARC Championships in Oxford, Miss. this weekend after sweeping a triangular NCAA Qualifier last weekend at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center.

The men’s Lacrosse team will open is Patriot League schedule when they travel to Easton, Pa. to take on Lafayette at 11:30 a.m.

The men’s ice Hockey team will close out its regular season, when they play Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. on Friday and again at  Tate Rink on Saturday.

For complete recaps and results for all Army events, check goARMYsports.com throughout the weekend. Good luck to all of our Black Knight teams and GO ARMY!

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Weekend Preview

It was a busy weekend, on and off post, as multiple Army teams hosted and traveled for competition. As winter sports are finishing up their seasons at championship events, multiple Black Knight spring teams are back in action. Let’s take a look at this past weekend’s results and what lies ahead for Army.

The Army Swimming and Diving teams competed at the Patriot League Championships in Annapolis Md. at Leujene Hall. The Black Knight men finished second, while the Army women took fourth.

The men’s and women’s Track and Field teams also competed at the Patriot League Championships in Annapolis. The Army men finished third, while the women placed fifth.

The Rifle Team won two NCAA qualifying competitions over the weekend, The Black Knights topped SUNY Maritime, 4657-4243 and bested the U Sciences 4657-3879.

The men’s Tennis team hosted St. Bonaventure, Binghamton and Drexel over the weekend at Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Black Knights swep the Bonnies, 7-0, fell to Binghamton, 5-2 and bested Drexel, 6-1.

The Army Softball team went 1-2 to start their season at West Point. The Black Knights opened the weekend a 4-2 win over George Washington, before falling to Minnesota (12-1 (5) and Hampton University (6-1).

The Army women’s Tennis Team edged out two wins at Lichtenberg this weekend, improving its record to 10-1. The Black Knights, who hosted Farleigh Dickinson and Albany, bested both team 4-3.

The Black Knights’ Baseball team opened their season in Cary, N.C., this weekend, where they would face Massachusetts. Army went on to open, 3-0, winning its three games,  14-0, 4-3 and 7-3.

The men’s Lacrosse team traveled to Washington, D.C., where they took on Furman at Catholic University. The Black Knights outshone Furman, winning the game an impressive 12-2.


The men’s basketball team suffered a 58-54 loss to American on Saturday and will finish out it’s regular-season at home this Wednesday versus Boston University and on Saturday, for senior day, against Lafayette.

Coming off a 64-60 win versus American at home, the Army women’s Basketball team will finish out their regular-season on the road versus Boston University on Wednesday and Lafayette on Saturday.

Army’s Ice Hockey team fell to Connecticut on Saturday, 3-1, and will host their final game at Tate Rink on Saturday versus Holy Cross.

For updates and additional information on the upcoming competition for all Black Knights teams, check back in for the mid-week update as well as goARMYsports.com. Have a great week and Go Army!

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Weekend At A Glance

It was a weekend full of activity at West Point with five sports within walking distance of each other competing Saturday starting with men’s tennis at Lichtenberg, lacrosse making its season debut at Michie Stadium, men’s and women’s basketball hosting Navy in the “Star” game in Christl Arena and hockey taking on AIC that evening in Take Rink. 

Men’s tennis started with a pair of matches, the first in the morning in pulling out a 4-3 win over Stony Brook. Lacrosse was up next taking on Massachusetts but came up short (6-5). Following the conclusion of the game, fans just walked across the street to Christl Arena to cheer on the men’s and women’s basketball teams taking on Navy before a sold out crowd of 5,195 fans.  The women took the court first and came away with a 54-48 win as the fans played a huge role as always for the Black Knights.  

Men’s basketball fell short in its Star match, but will be looking to rebound Wednesday when it visits Holy Cross. Hockey took AIC into overtime in the evening before suffering a 5-4 loss.  Men’s tennis added a 6-1 win over Connecticut to conclude its competition Saturday. On the road, the gymnastics team turned in a season best score of 420.1, but it wasn’t enough to defeat Navy in the “Star” match, and track closed out strong at The Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City.

The weekend started with rifle defeating North Carolina State in a Great America Rifle Conference match, 4662-4590, at Tronsrue on Friday. Army’s 2356 score in air rifle was just a point off the school record. The track and field teams headed to The Armory Collegiate Invitational and came away with a few  IC4A and ECAC qualifying marks.

Army closed out a busy weekend on Sunday with three teams in action starting with the No. 6 rifle team hosting No. 5 Nebraska in its regular-season GARC match. The Black Knights came out on the wrong end of a 4669-4650 score. While rifle was concluding its match, the wrestling team was getting ready for a home match against Bucknell next door in the Field House before a large crowd of Cadets and spectators who cheered the team to a 24-11 decision for their  fifth straight win.  The unbeaten women’s tennis team closed out the day defeating Fordham 5-2 on the homefront.

Sophomore Jean Parker of the women’s basketball team was named the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for her efforts in the Star match win over Navy.

Women’s basketball hosts Holy Cross on Wednesday and will be looking for their second win of the season over the Crusaders following a first-half 70-57 defeat in Massachusetts. The men will travel to Worcester and will be look to avenge a 78-75 loss.  

The weekend finds two diamond teams – baseball and softball- headed to warmer weather as they open their seasons this weekend in Williamsburg, Va., and Houston, Texas, respectively.

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Weekend Rewind

It was busy weekend of competition here at West Point.

The hockey team stepped into exhibition play, scoring a 5-2 win over its Canadian counterpart, Royal Military College. It was the Black Knights’ first trip to Canada since 2006. Maurice Alvarez scored two goals and was named the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week.

On the hardwood, the women’s basketball team scored a hard-fought 64-63 win at American. Jen Hazlett scored 15 points, all in the second half to reach the 1,000-point mark for her career.

The men’s basketball team lost an 84-74 decision to American. Kyle Wilson scored a game-high 27 points. Army is now in third place in the Patriot League at 6-2. The Black Knights can move into tie for second place with Boston University on Wednesday when they face the Terriers.

Other competitions over the weekend included rifle shooting a 4,642 at the NRA Sectionals, the women’s tennis team competing at the Cornell Winter Invitational, the track & field team at the NYU Team Challenge, the men’s swimming & diving team scoring wins over American and Boston University, and the women’s team splitting decisions against the Eagles and Terriers.

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Service Academy Showdowns … Revisited

Last week was all about the service academy clashes. Three teams renewed what are widely considered some of the purest rivalries in their sport as the basketball teams took on Navy in Annapolis, Md., and the hockey team hosted Air Force for a pair of games at Tate Rink. All four games aired live on CBS Sports Network.

Weekend highlights came out of men’s basketball, which brought home a 60-55 victory and improved to 4-0 in Patriot League play! Sophomores Tanner Plomb and Kyle Wilson led the way with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Click here for a complete recap.

In the first game of the doubleheader, the women’s team would not be so lucky. Despite a game-high 25 points from sophomore Kelsey Minato, the Black Knights came up on the short end of a 74-64 decision.

The hockey team played in front of a pair of sold-out crowds over the weekend and entertained them despite suffering a pair of losses - 3-1 and 4-2 - on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Sophomore Willie Faust scored the lone goal on Friday night, while rookies Clint Carlisle and C.J. Reuschlein each netted a goal on Saturday. Carlisle’s score went on to earn AAA Play of the Week plaudits.

Also in action over the weekend, head coach Mickey Wender and his Black Knights continued the Patriot League portion of the swimming and diving schedule. Both the men and the women picked up victories over Lehigh and Bucknell.

Track and field took part in the Gotham Cup in New York City on Friday before returning home for the Army 5-Way in which the men took first out of four teams and the women took third.

In addition, the wrestling team came away with a 2-1 mark at the Boston Duals with wins over Brown and Harvard.

Rounding out the weekend’s action, the men’s gymnastics team visited No. 5 Penn State in the season opener.

Outside of game competition, the cadets began the spring semester last week and everyone around post is excited to get the Jeff Monken era underway!

#GoArmy

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Weekend at a Glance: 2014 Edition

Good Afternoon! We hope everyone enjoyed their winter holiday as we welcome you back to the first edition Black Knights blog of the New Year!

First a winter break wrap-up of three teams who competed over the holiday season.

The Army Hockey team was bested by No. 5 providence in a 4-1 decision to finish out 2013. The Black Knights also fell twice to Mercyhurst, in 3-1 back-to-back games at Tate Rink.The men’s Basketball team ended the year with a 75-72 loss to Rutgers on the road and a a 68-48 win over Coast Guard at home. Army then opened 2014 with two Patriot League wins over Lafayette (85-66) and Loyola (91-82).
The women’s basketball came out on top of Staten Island in a 108 64 victory. In addition they too picked up their first Patriot League wins of the season with a 66-49 victory over Lafayette and a 66-62 OT win to Loyola on the road.

Looking ahead, we have multiple teams in action both at home in the Hudson Valley and on the road.

The women’s basketball team will take on Lehigh at home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and will travel to Annapolis to take on academy rival Navy on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
The men’s basketball team will also be traveling this week as they go head-to-head with Lehigh on Wednesday at 7 p.m., and will join the women’s team to Annapolis on Saturday. Tip off is set to begin at 4 p.m.
The men’s hockey team will go up against Air Force on both Friday and Saturday. Competition is slated to begin on Friday at 6:05 p.m., and at 7:05 p.m., on Saturday.
Swimming and diving will play host to Lehigh on Friday at 5 p.m. in addition to Bucknell at 1 p.m., on Saturday to close out its home competition for the season.
The men’s gymnastics team will head to State College for its all day competition versus Penn.
The track and field team will send 14 5-k runners to the New York City Armory on Friday before they host four teams in their Five-Way meet at Gillis Field House.
On Sunday, the Army wrestling team will head to Boston College to take on Brown, B.U. and Harvard in the all day Ivy League event.

For results, updates and more, check but on Wednesday for our mid-week update and Go Army!

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Winter Arrives At West Point

Happy Army-Navy Week! Thanks for logging on this morning. The Hudson Valley got its first blast of winter this morning with some freezing rain that made the morning commute a little tricky. However, like the post office, it is our aim to always deliver.

It was a good weekend on the hardwood. The men’s team snapped its five-game losing streak with a 67-54 win over St. Francis Brooklyn at Christl Arena. Kyle Wilson scored a game-high 23 points in the victory.

The women’s team was led by Kelsey Minato’s career-high 26 points in its 68-56 win at Yale. The Black Knights have won seven in a row to move to 7-1 on the season.

The hockey team split a two-game series at home versus AHA rival Canisius. Army lost the first game on Friday, 8-2, but rallied for a 2-0 shutout win on Saturday. Goaltender Rob Tadazak posted his first blank slate of the season.

The wrestling team competed at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas. Seniors Paul Hancock (157 pounds) and Ryan Tompkins (184) finished competition 3-2, losing in the consolation quarterfinals.

The indoor track & field season got underway at the non-scoring Crowell Open at Gillis Field House. Freshman Jose Santana, competing in his first collegiate meet, recorded the second-fastest 60-meter dash time in program history with his IC4A Championship-qualifying finish of 6.87 seconds.

Thanks for checking the weekend rewind. We’ll have updates later in the week about all the latest happenings.

Go Army!

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

Good morning, Army fans! Welcome to this Monday edition of the Black Knights Blog. Last week was a rather light one in terms of competitions as the cadets and staff got a much-needed break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Speaking of Thanksgiving, who doesn’t love leftovers? Here’s a look back at last week’s highlights in Army Athletics.
Mission First: Profiles In Army Athletics
Mission First, a book of 19 riveting stories in Army Athletics, was published in late summer. The entire book is now available online here with individual stories being posted daily beginning today.

Football: Army Comeback Falls Short At Hawai’i
Army (3-8) fought back from a three-touchdown halftime deficit to tie the game less than nine minutes into the third quarter, but Hawai’i (1-11) was able to come away with a 49-42 victory Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. Sophomore quarterback A.J. Schurr came off the bench after halftime and accounted for four of the Black Knights’ five second-half touchdowns.

Women’s Basketball: Schretzman Leads Second-Half Surge
Army women’s basketball battled back after a rough start to defeat Stony Brook, 75-67, on Friday afternoon for its first road win of the season. Junior Olivia Schretzman sparked the second-half surge, scoring a season-high 19, all in the second half, to lead the Black Knights to their fifth win in a row.

Wrestling: Black Knights Compete At Grapple At The GardenThe Army wrestling team was handed a pair of setbacks at the second annual Grapple at the Garden on Sunday, falling to Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) rival Hofstra, 23-16, before slipping to EIWA challenger Princeton, 21-15, at Madison Square Garden.

Men’s Basketball: Late Heroics Push HBU Past Army In OT
Tyler Russell’s three-point play with 2.0 seconds left in overtime propelled Houston Baptist (2-5) to a 74-72 victory over Army (1-5) in men’s basketball action at Christl Arena Saturday afternoon. Down by one, the Huskies missed their first attempt at a game-winner, but Russell corralled the rebound and connected on a 14-foot jumper while getting fouled.

Hockey: Army Escapes AIC With 4-3 Overtime Victory
Sophomore forward Willie Faust scored his first career game-winning goal just 1:08 into Army’s first overtime test of the season, providing the Black Knights with a 4-3 Atlantic Hockey Association road victory at American International on Tuesday night at Olympia Ice Center.

Stay tuned to www.goARMYsports.com for more information today, including the AAA Athlete of the Week and AAA Play of the Week.

We here at Army Athletics hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are extremely thankful to have some of the greatest fans in college athletics!
#GoArmy

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Weekend Preview!

Welcome to the Friday edition of the Black Knights Blog! Before next week’s Thanksgiving celebration gets underway, multiple Army sports teams are in action, both at home in the Hudson Valley and on the road.

After a 89-74 loss to Delaware on Tuesday, Nov. 19, the Black Knight men’s basketball team will head to South Bend, Ind. where they will face Ivy League competitors Notre Dame at 2 p.m.

The women’s basketball team is coming off a 66-52 win over Manhattan on Wednesday, Nov. 20 and will head back to Christl Area this Saturday where they will face Brown at 1 p.m.

The men’s ice hockey team will take on Sacred Heart at Tate Rink this Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:05 p.m. and then will travel to Danbury Connecticut where they play its second match versus the Pioneers at 7:05 p.m.

The third-seeded Army women’s volleyball team will compete in its 15th Patriot League Tournament versus number-two seeded Colgate on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C. The championship match will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, where the winners of Saturday’s match will play either American or Lehigh.

The Army swimming and diving teams will compete in the three day Frank Elm Invitational in Piscataway, N.J. The invite, hosted by Rutgers University, is set to run like the NCAA with preliminaries in the mornings and final races at night.

The Black Knights wrestling team will head out to Ithaca, N.Y. for the New York State Championships. The all-day event will be hosted at Cornell University’s Newman Arena and is slated to begin at 10 a.m.

For updates, fans can log onto goARMYsports.com for recaps and stats of the following events. Go Army!