Army Opens Conference Slate At Holy Cross

Josh Koeppe

Josh Koeppe

Sept. 20, 2012

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army men's soccer team will open its Patriot League schedule on Saturday, Sept. 22, when the Black Knights travel to Worcester, Mass., to face Holy Cross. The contest, which will serve as the conference opener for both schools, is set to get under way at 7 p.m.

Live stats for Saturday's match will be available by logging onto Army's official athletics website and navigating to the men's soccer schedule page. In-game Twitter updates will also be offered via the official handle of Army men's soccer (@Army_MSoccer).

Army, which has been shut out in its last three matches, carries a four-game losing streak into Saturday's contest. The Black Knights (2-5-0) will look to get back on track against a Holy Cross team that shows a 1-5-0 overall mark.

Army senior midfielder Josh Koeppe leads the Black Knights in scoring with five points. The fourth-year performer, who earned All-Patriot League honors last season, paces Army with two goals and lists second on the squad with 11 shots.

Black Knight senior midfielder Michael Kim (1-1-3) and freshman midfielder Parker Dixon (1-1-3) are tied for second on the club with three points apiece. Kim also leads the Black Knights with 12 shots and six shots on goal. Sophomore midfielder Devin Perlee and freshman midfielder Justin Kim are tied for the team lead with two assists each.

Sophomore goalkeeper Winston Boldt, who has authored a pair of shutouts in the Army cage this season, shows a 1.86 goals-against average and .649 save percentage.

Holy Cross is coming off a 4-0 setback to Boston University on Tuesday. The Crusaders are averaging just one goal per contest through six games.

Junior forward Josh Cintas, who scored the game-winning goal in Holy Cross' victory over Rhode Island last weekend, leads the Crusaders with three goals, one assist, seven points, 15 shots and 10 shots on goal. Junior midfielder Monty Sanders (1-1-3) is second on the squad with three points, 10 shots and six shots on goal.

Sophomore goalkeeper Michael Thompson brings a 2.18 goals-against average and .600 save percentage into Saturday's clash.

Army and Holy Cross have met 29 times previously in a series that began in 1983. The Black Knights, who defeated the Crusaders 2-1 last season, hold a 16-12-1 edge in the all-time series. HC shows a 3-1-1 record versus Army over the past five years.

Following Saturday's match at Holy Cross, Army will travel to Chester, Pa., to battle arch-rival Navy at PPL Park on Sunday, Sept. 30. The annual "Star" match is slated for 2 p.m.

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