Men’s Rugby Stays Unbeaten, Beats Penn State 43-29
The Army West Point Men’s Rugby Team has now won its past eight matches on the 15s pitch, as the Black Knights storm past Penn State to secure a 43-29 result. The win, Coach Matt Sherman's 55th at Army, was powered by three try scores from firstie Koikoi Nelligan.
Army (4-0, 3-0 Rugby East) protects its unblemished record as it heads into a month-long stretch of road contests. Army and Penn State battled from start to finish in this contest, as the Nittany Lions came out with a tough and physical style of play. The Black Knights were able to adjust early and responded with an opening drive try score by Dom Tianga. Sean McNulty provided the conversion to give the Brothers an early 7-0 lead.
Penn State responded with a penalty kick to bring the score to 7-3. After a Koikoi Nelligan try, the Nittany Lions went on a 14-point run to take a 17-12 lead after 20 minutes of play. This was the first time Army has trailed in a contest this season. The Brothers responded with a run of their own, scoring 14 unanswered points. Steven Rohde and Nelligan provided the scoring as Army took back the lead, 26-17 at the 42 minute mark. Read more.