Men’s Rugby 48-28 Win Over Queen’s
Army West Point Men’s Rugby returned to the pitch at Warrior Field on Saturday to earn a 48-28 win over Queen's University of Charlotte. The Black Knights outworked the Royals on both ends of the field to earn their first victory of the 2021 15s season.
Army came out of the locker room ready to run, and run is what they did, as it took the Cadets only two minutes to find the try zone and take the lead. Jonny Haley scored the first try of the season for Army, which was followed by a successful conversion by Sean McNulty to give the Black Knights a 7-0 lead that they would not surrender. Lucas Pattinson followed up with a try score of his own to give Army a 12-0 lead just 10 minutes into the game.
Michael Amberg was the star of the pitch in the season opener, scoring fifteen total points on three tries to lead the Cadets in scoring. The junior scored back-to-back tries in the 24th and 36th minute to stretch the lead to 26-7 going into the break. Queen's rallied early in the second half to shrink the Army lead to five (26-21) at the 50 minute mark. With Army needing a score to keep the lead, senior captain Matt Meehan drove his team down the field and into the end zone for a huge score. McNulty followed suit, booting another conversion between the pipes to push the Army lead back to 33-21. Read more.