September 25, 2016
Army West Point Men’s Rugby Blanks Buffalo for Second Weekend Win
Logos: University of Buffalo and Army West Point Black Knights
After winning against St. Bonaventure (Recap) on Friday, Army West Point Men’s rugby team traveled to Buffalo, N.Y. and shut out the University of Buffalo 50-0 on Saturday.
With the win the Black Knights improve to 5-0 on the season and 4-0 in Rugby East action, while the Bulls fall to 0-2 overall and in conference play.
Army scored five first half tries against Buffalo. Two minutes into the match, Andy Sullivan went in for the first try and Harrison Farrell converted. Five minutes later, Andy Sullivan added another try to increase Army’s lead to 12-0. Army then added tries by Nathan Williams (15′), Connor Parker (30′) and Eli Brown, converted by Farrell (35′) for a 29-0 lead at halftime.
Army scored three second half tries, all converted by Harrison Farrell to win 50-0 against Buffalo. Jeff Malm-Annan (46′), Nathan Williams (50′) and Andy Sullivan (60′).
Senior Andy Sullivan had a hat trick on the day in his 15s season debut. Nathan Williams had a pair of tries. Will Miller, Andrew Finken, Rob Niscior and Eli Brown, all made their first career starts in 15s versus the Bulls. Eli Brown also added his first career try for the Black Knights.
Army Head coach Matt Sherman said “It was great to see a lot of players contribute to the two road victories this weekend. We put together two solid performances. We have much to be proud of, but we’re most excited about how much room for improvement we have in front of us.”
Next week the Black Knights travel to play Rugby East member, the University of Delaware, on Saturday, Oct. 1. at 3 p.m.
Mike Hodgins, Head Coach of Buffalo said “Lost 50 – 0 to Army yesterday, a rough day for the guys but it is always a great experience to go out and complete against the best. A true measuring stick of where we are and how to improve. Penn State next weekend at home come out and support the team.”
Army: 1. Jareth Long-Garrett 2. Jamison Geracci (Ben Vasta @ 45th) 3. Eli Brown (Nathan Brooks @ 58th) 4. Connor Parker 5. Will Miller 6. Andrew Finken 7. Bailey Abercrombie 8. Rob Niscior 9. Harrison Farrell (Jason Blackwood @ 66th) 10. Michael McTiernan 11. Tony Smith 12. Jeff Malm-Annan 13. Torran Raby (Jordan Jurosic @ 31st) 14. Nathan Williams 15. Andy Sullivan (James Mbony @ 62nd)