It came down to the final routine, but the Army West Point Gymnastics team held off ECAC foe Springfield to claim its first victory of the young season on Sunday.
In a nail-biting affair, the teams split the meet's six apparatuses 3-3, but Army gained the advantage on points en route to a 382.650-381.100 victory.
Mathew Davis added another all-around victory, defeating Springfield's Stephen Lewis and Christian Wilkey with a score of 79.550. His floor exercise score of 14.300 was the highest score recorded by any competitor in the meet and led to his highest all-around score of the season thus far. The yearling posted the highest overall score in all three of Army's apparatus victories (floor, rings and horizontal bar).
The win marks the 15th consecutive victory for Army over Springfield.
The Black Knights now turn their attention to the Army-Navy Star Meet against Navy in Annapolis next weekend where the Cadets will look to earn their first Star victory over their rival since 2017. Read more.