Hockey video courtesy of Army West Point Athletics
AIR FORCE 1, ARMY 0 (OT)
Fifth-seeded Air Force continued its playoff mastery of Army with an overtime win in the decisive game three of their Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series at West Point. Tyler Ledford scored at 6:38 of the first overtime, on Air Force’s 40th shot of the game against Army goalie Cole Bruns.
No. 4 seed Army managed only 15 shots on net, each stopped by Billy Christopoulos. The Black Knights finish the season at 16-15-6.
Air Force eliminated Army in the 2017 Atlantic Hockey semifinals by a 1-0 score. Air Force swept Army, 3-0 and 4-2, in the 2010 quarterfinals. Air Force prevailed 6-1 in the 2007 championship.
RUTGERS 11, ARMY 6
Army (6-7): Black Knights held to 6 hits, lose all 3 games in Fort Myers, Fla.; Jon Rosoff (2 runs, RBI), John McKenna (double, run, 3 RBI), Tim Simoes all 2-for-4; Matt Hudgins RBI; ANthony Giachin RBI; Sam Messina (1-3) 2 IP, 3 hits, 3 runs allowed, 3 K
Rutgers (8-6): Dan DiGeorgio 3-for-5, run, 4 RBI; Kyle Walker 2-for-4, run; Luke Bowerbank 2-for-3, 2 runs, RBI; Nick Matera HR, 2 RBI; WP Collin Kiernan (1-1) 2.1 IP relief, hit allowed, 3 K
BETHUNE-COOKMAN 10, ARMY 3
Army vs. Bethune-Cookman, at Clearwater, Fla., 11:15 a.m.
Army (3-12): Taylor Drayton 2-for-3, run; Ally Snelling 2-for-3, 2B, run; Kristen McPeek RBI; Sam Hartman RBI; LP Courtney Springman (1-8) 4.2 IP, 5 hits, 5 runs allowed, 2 K
Bethune-Cookman (13-15): Ryan Jackson 2-for-4, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Iesha Waters 2-for-3, run, 2 RBI; Kailey Richard 2-for-4, run, RBI; WP Victoria Guzman (4-5) 3 IP relief, 3 hits allowed, 2 K
ARMY 13, VCU 11
Army (6-2): Black Knights four wins in a row; goals by Rachel Hornick (4), Samantha Stewart (3), Manuela Cortes (2), Jackie Brattan (2), Beth Hofmann, Amy Johnston; assists by Cortes (2), Hornick, Rilee Scott, Mikayla Bergin; Maddie Burns 9 saves
Virginia Commonwealth (1-4): Goals by Sky Hyatt (5), Keriann McTavish (2), Molly Barcikowski (2), Sofia Emond, Bella Evans-Riester; assists by McTavish, Evans-Riester, Barcikowski, Megan Williamson, Jessica Del Rossi; Ria Peralta 5 saves, Gillian Belfiore 6 saves