The No. 7/8 Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team jumped on Holy Cross from the opening whistle and downed the Crusaders, 13-3, at Michie Stadium in Patriot League action this past Saturday afternoon.
Army (4-1, 3-0 Patriot League) had a 10-1 lead at halftime thanks to eight-straight goals over a 21-minute stretch to expand the advantage. Brendan Nichtern had a game-high six points on a goal and five assists, while Bobby Abshire tallied a hat trick to help the Black Knights to victory. In all, Army had nine different goal scorers on the day and in net Wyatt Schupler earned the win with nine stops. Stevie Grabher was dominant at the faceoff, winning 14-of-18 draws on the day.
“I was concerned for us being away for three weeks,” head coach Joe Alberici said. “We tried to prepare for the last eight days with scrimmaging to have us ready. But I don't think I could've anticipated a 6-1 start at the beginning of the first quarter and 10-1 at halftime. A lot of credit to our guys and our leadership.”
The Black Knights came out firing with Abshire and Grabher finding the net in the first 1:05 of the game and Army was off and running. Army ended up scoring 10 unanswered and held the Crusaders scoreless for over 42 minutes of game action to build up a 12-1 advantage into the fourth quarter. Read more.