The Army West Point women's rugby team continued its stellar start to the fall Saturday, as the Black Knights took down the defending NIRA Division I National Champion Dartmouth Big Green, 39-19. Captain Bayleigh Gable put Army on the board first in the eighth minute with her second try of the season. Dartmouth would take the lead in the 20th minute with a try and conversion. Plebe Julia Riekena put the Black Knights back ahead (10-7) with a try right before halftime.
The Big Green opened the second half with a quick to go up 14-10 after the conversion. Minutes later, Kailen Young crossed the try line for her second try of the season to put Army back ahead. Firstie Sam Sullivan scored her team leading fifth try in the 55th minute to extend the Black Knights lead to 22-14. Damaria Morton, McKenzie Borchers, and Charisma Henry would all add tries before the final whistle. Army moves to 2-3 all-time against Dartmouth in varsity 15s play. The 4-0 record to begin the fall is the best start since 2015 (3-0). Seven different cadets dotted a try against Dartmouth. The Black Knights are the only remaining undefeated team in the top tier of NIRA. Read more.