Late Try Score Lifts Men’s Rugby To 24-17 Win Over Navy
For the second consecutive season, the Army West Point Men’s Rugby Team defeated its service academy rival Navy on the rugby pitch. Army came away with a 24-17 after a late run and score by Michael Amberg to seal the victory on FedEx Field in a thrilling opening contest to set the stage for the 1874 Cup match between the New Zealand All Blacks Team vs. Team USA Rugby. Tiaan Mosconi and Nolan Green had the other try scores, and Sean McNulty added a penalty kick and three conversions to bring Army to the 24-point finish. The Army match and victory were dedicated to former Army Rugby player Bill Pahissa, the first member of the Class of 1969 to die in Vietnam. Bill was killed on 22 July 1970 commanding a platoon in the 101st Airborne at FSB Ripcord. Read more.