The Army West Point Hockey team fought back from a 2-0 deficit to take down Atlantic Hockey foe Holy Cross 3-2 at Hart Center Rink yesterday.
“Great team win tonight against a very good Holy Cross team,” Head Coach Brian Riley said. “It felt like a playoff game with the physical intensity out there. We got behind early, but I give the guys credit for sticking with it and getting better and better as the night went on.”
After falling behind on a pair of Holy Cross goals in the first, Army turned the tide to get on the scoreboard on an outstanding individual effort by Tucker DeYoung. The firstie stick-handled his way through the Holy Cross defense before firing home his fourth goal of the season.
Army would even the game midway through the second when plebe Mitch Machlitt sent a backhanded pass into the slot to find a wide-open Colin Bilek who scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season. Thomas Farrell would give the Black Knights the lead in the third, when he one-timed a John Keranen pass to the back of the net for the game-winner, his first goal of the campaign. Read more.