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Men’s Lacrosse Notebook: Red-Hot Army gears for a nationally-ranked matchup against Cornell

The No.12 ranked Black Knights have won three straight and will visit the No.5 Cornell Big Red on Saturday.

The Army Black Knights are rolling at the right time!

On Saturday, they won their third straight, setting up a Top 20 matchup with No.5 Cornell this week. A win there and they’re more than likely in the field with only two games remaining in the regular season.

For the other two, the climb towards a good conference tournament seeding starts now! Air Force is coming off a big victory over Detroit Mercy and Navy will look to snap a two-game winning streak.

It all starts somewhere.

Results

Saturday

Air Force 13, Detroit Mercy 4

Loyola (MD) 18, Navy 7

No.12 Army 13, Colgate 11

Schedule

Saturday

Navy vs Lafayette – NOON (ESPN+)

Cleveland State vs Air Force – 2 p.m. (YouTube)

No.12 Army vs No.5 Cornell – 3 p.m. (ESPN+)

Army

The cardiac Black Knights have done it again! After trailing 11-10 with 3:56 remaining, Army responded with three straight goals to win their third consecutive game.

“So proud of our guys, just to find a way to win,” head coach Joe Aberici said postgame, “We’ve been able to do it in some different ways.”

Brendan Nichtern led the way again for Army, scoring six points on three goals and three assists.

Ahead of them is possibly their largest test of the season, visiting the fifth-ranked team in the country in Cornell. The Black Knights have lost its last six games against the Big Red. It will be the first meeting since 2010.

Air Force

Air Force rolled through Detroit Mercy on Saturday, 13-4. The win moved Air Force to five hundred in ASUN play.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Falcons would mow through the final three frames, scoring at least four goals and giving up no more than two in each quarter. The strong defensive effort led to goalie Jason Rose winning his second ASUN Defensive Player of the Year award.

On offense, Brandon Dodd led the way with five goals and Kyle Griffith was not too far behind with four.

The Falcons will look to move to 2-1 in ASUN play with a matchup against Cleveland State.

Navy

Navy struggled from start to finish against Loyola (MD) on Saturday, falling to the Greyhounds by a score of 18-7. The loss moved the Midshipmen to a 2-3 record in the Patriot League.

“There’s no secret those guys kicked our tails in today from start to finish,” said third-year Navy head coach Joe Amplo, ”It was a good old-fashioned butt whooping by Loyola. They have found their stride and we haven’t. We have regressed the past couple of weeks in our performance. I still think there is a better performance out there for this group. I know there is. I’m hopeful that our seniors can pull it out of our guys.”

Loyola would unload early, winning the first quarter by a score of 9-1. They couldn’t build anything from there.

The Midshipmen will look to move back to five hundred in league play with a matchup against Lafayette on Saturday.