Men’s Lacrosse Clinches North Division with Win Over Colgate
The 11th-ranked Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse Team clinched the Patriot League North Division title and the second-seed in the upcoming conference tournament with a 13-11 victory over Colgate on Senior Day. With the win, Army extended its home winning streak to double digits with its 10th consecutive victory at Michie Stadium. Mark that dates back to the 2019 season.
The Black Knights (7-3, 5-2 Patriot League) saw Brendan Nichtern tie a career high with eight points on three goals and five assists to lead a group of nine different goal scorers on the day. Gunner Philipp and Nickolas Edinger scored twice in the win and Stevie Grabher was 14-of-27 at the faceoff in the victory. He also scooped up a career best 15 ground balls as well.
“Today was a big one for us,” Nichtern said. “Specifically for the offense, it was important we found our groove going into the tournament. We had an awesome week of practice, just playing with an unselfish mentality and playing with constant ball movement. Playing in a close fourth quarter game will give us experience in that situation because we will be there in one of our upcoming games.”
Wyatt Schupler stopped 13 shots for the Black Knights to earn another win. Kyle Beyer had a good day on defense with three caused turnovers and in addition to his two points, Aidan Byrnes, finished with five ground balls. Army was also impressive in the riding game, forcing nine failed clears by the Raiders. Read more.