Oct. 11, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
The Army men's soccer team resumes its Patriot League slate on Saturday, Oct. 13, when the Black Knights host conference rival Colgate at Clinton Field. The contest is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m.
The Black Knights (3-7-1, 0-2-1 PL) carry some momentum into Saturday's match after defeating regional rival Adelphi, 2-1, on Tuesday evening. Freshman forward Jordan Lee scored the game-winning goal as time expired to lift the Black Knights to their first win in nearly six weeks.
Colgate (3-5-5, 1-0-2 PL) enters Saturday night's contest following a 3-1 setback to 18th-ranked Cornell on Tuesday. The loss to the Big Red snapped the Raiders' five-game unbeaten streak. Prior to Tuesday, CU had posted a 2-0-3 mark over its previous five matches.
Live stats for Saturday's match will be available via GameTracker. The link is accessible by logging onto Army's website and navigating to the men's soccer page to access the link. In-game Twitter updates will also be provided via the official handle of Army men's soccer (@Army_MSoccer).
Army begins the weekend in sole possession of seventh place in the Patriot League standings (one point). The Black Knights will be looking to string together consecutive victories for the first time since late last season.
Senior midfielder Josh Koeppe, who registered an early tally against Adelphi on Tuesday, leads the Army offense with three goals, two assists and eight points. Senior midfielder Michael Kim and freshman midfielder Parker Dixon are tied for second on the squad with two goals, two assists and six points apiece.
Sophomore goalkeeper Winston Boldt, who has started each of Army's 11 matches this fall, brings a 1.69 goals-against average and .708 save percentage into Saturday night's tilt. The second-year keeper has posted two shutouts this year.
Colgate begins the weekend tied with Navy for third place in the Patriot League standings (five points). The Raiders, who won last season's conference tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, are looking to remain undefeated versus league foes.
Senior midfielder Mike Reidy leads the Raiders offensively with six goals, 13 points and 38 shots. Senior forward Shane Conlin, who scored Colgate's lone goal against Cornell on Tuesday, paces the team with three assists and lists second in goals (two), points (seven) and shots (32).
Sophomore goalkeeper Liam Stapleton backstops the CU defense. Through 10 games (six starts), the second-year keeper shows a 1.22 goals-against average and .719 save percentage.
Army and Colgate have met 60 times previously in a series that dates back to 1921. The Black Knights hold a 30-23-5 edge in the all-time series, but the Raiders have won the last seven meetings. Army has not defeated Colgate since securing a 2-1 decision during the 2000 season, and the Raiders are 10-0-1 versus the Black Knights since. CU defeated Army in overtime last season, pulling out a 3-2 victory in Hamilton, N.Y.
Army returns to the road next Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Black Knights travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to face Patriot League rival Bucknell. The Black Knights posted a 2-1 victory over the Bison last season at West Point.