GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY! (Summer 2013)
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At the Naval Academy, beating Army is important. Plebes yell "Beat Army!" in Bancroft Hall, "Beat Army!" is on every weight in the Naval Academy weight rooms, and alums and fans alike yell "Beat Army!" at the end of Blue & Gold, the Naval Academy's alma mater.
The annual showdown between the two rivals in each sport is deemed the Star Game with the players from the winning team receiving a Star for their lettersweaters. For those sports that face Army multiple times in a season, the Star Game is designated prior to the start of the year.
Navy is 38-3-2 against the Black Knights over the last 43 years in the overall series and is 16-1-1 over the last 18 years and 30-4-2 over the last 36 years in the Star series.
Navy is 983-757-40 (.560) all-time against Army in all sports.
2014-15 Army-Navy Schedule
ARMY-NAVY ALL-TIME SERIES
ALL-TIME ARMY---NAVY RECORD
Navy leads ..... 970-739-40 (.566)
ARMY-NAVY - THE 2012-13 SEASON
2012-13 Overall Record vs. Army ..... 16-16-1 (.500)
2012-13 Star-Game Record vs. Army ..... 12-10-1 (.543)
2013-14 STAR GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Women's Cross Country
Annie-Norah Beveridge ran Navy past Army, 24-31. Beveridge, for the second consecutive Star Meet, crossed the tape first with a mark of 20:31.52. Kelley Robinson (20:35.54) and Christina Blair (20:41.76) finished third and fourth to help lead Navy in the victory to round out the top-four competitors. With Navy's third consecutive Star Meet win, the Mids extend their all-time record over the Black Knights to 17-11.
Defenseman Joseph Greenspan's sixth goal of the year couldn’t have come at a better time as he knocked in a pass from Dave Arnold in the 106th minute to give Navy a 1-0 victory over Army and the N-Star in soccer for the fourth time in the last five years. The game was played in front of a terrific crowd of 7,416 at a chilly PPL Park in Chester, Pa. The approximate 50 Mids that made the trip from Annapolis stormed the field and swarmed Greenspan at mid-field as the Mids celebrated their 12th straight win, the nation's longest winning streak.
Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving
The Navy swimming and diving teams extended the two longest winning streaks in Army-Navy history by sweeping the Black Knights before an overflow crowd in Lejeune Hall. The Navy women's team recorded a 216-84 win over Army, while the Navy men posted a 196-104 victory over the Black Knights. Navy's women's team has now defeated its counterpart in each of the last 25 seasons, which is the longest winning streak by any team in any sport in Army-Navy history. Meanwhile, the Navy men's team moved into second place for the longest winning streak with its 23rd consecutive win. Navy's two teams combined to win 27 of the 32 events, place first and second in 10 events and first, second and third in four events. Additionally, Navy broke 19 meet records, four Lejeune Hall records -- one of which was held by Michael Phelps -- and five Patriot League records.
All Keenan Reynolds wanted was to beat Army. The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defense all the way into the NCAA record book. Reynolds ran for 136 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Midshipmen to a 34-7 victory, their 12th straight in the series. Reynolds scored on runs of 47 yards, 11 yards and 1 yard. The sophomore has 29 rushing touchdowns, breaking the single-season mark for a quarterback previously held by Ricky Dobbs (Navy, 2009) and Collin Klein (Kansas State, 2011), both of whom had 27. His third score - with 46 seconds left in a lopsided game - gave him 176 points for the season, breaking the school record of 174 set by Bill Ingram in 1917. Navy won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy for the second consecutive season and ninth time in 11 years.
Men's Indoor Track & Field
For the third straight year, the Navy men's track & field team took care of Army in the annual Star Meet, 100-81, at the Wesley A. Brown Field House. The Mids' 100-81 victory was the fourth largest margin in the series. As a team, Navy accumulated 20 IC4A-qualifying performances, 10 individual victories, two Army-Navy individual event records and one Wesley A. Brown Field House record. Of the 10 Navy event victories, the Mids went a perfect six-for-six in the field. Navy saw 10 different individuals record first-place finishes. Navy's Mark Vetere shined the brightest, breaking the Wesley A. Brown Field House record with a first-place finish in the pole vault with a mark of 5.23 meters. The old field house record was 5.20 meters set by North Carolina's Parker Smith on Jan. 29, 2011.
Women's Indoor Track & Field
The Navy women's track & field team took down Army for the ninth-straight year, 104-77, at the Wesley A. Brown Field House. The Mids improved their all-time series record over Army to 15-12-1. Navy put on an all-around team performance, finishing first in 12 of the 17 total events. The Mids won five of six field events and seven of the 11 events on the track. Navy fed off of the energy that Madeline Zell gave off during the entire meet. Before the competition began, Zell sang the national anthem that seemed to give Navy and the entire field house an indescribable spark. She followed up with a first-place finish in the 800m (2:16.80). Zell capped off the meet with an exciting finish in the 4x800m relay. After Army and Navy's first three legs, Army held a substantial lead heading into the final leg. Elizabeth Moton had the lead for the Black Knights in the final lap until the last 100m. As soon as Moton began the last bank of the race, Zell came up with a burst of speed and ran passed Moton to win the final event for Navy.
The Navy gymnastics team put together its best performance of the season at Macdonough Hall versus Army. With the annual star on the line, the Mids avenged their 2013 defeat with an impressive 422.3-420.1 victory over the Black Knights. The Mids beat Army on the strength of a 5.45-point victory in the pommel horse. Sophomore Connor Westrick led the way with a 15.0 score and the event win, though he was closely followed by a trio of teammates to give Navy a sweep of the top four positions.
The Navy wrestling team won eight of the 10 bouts, including the first and last three of the night, to secure a 29-6 victory over arch rival Army in the annual Star Match. The Midshipmen have won 14 consecutive matches against the Black Knights, including seven in a row in Annapolis, while also boasting a 48-5-5 advantage in the series. The Mids built an early 11-0 lead after taking victories in the first three matches of the evening that featured some noteworthy performances. Navy took an unlikely 6-0 lead after junior 141-pound Patrick Prada scored a takedown with just one second remaining in his match. Prada, who replaced an injured Joe Locksmith in the lineup, came into the bout having seen action in just four matches over the course of the season.
The Navy men's basketball team won the N-Star with a convincing 79-57 victory over Army at Christl Arena. Junior forward Worth Smith's game-high 23 points and eight rebounds paced three Midshipmen in double figures. Navy stretched out a four-point halftime lead by outscoring the hosts 42-24 in the second half while shooting 63 percent (17-of-27). Smith was 7-of-10 in the second half with 17 points. Sophomore guard Kendall Knorr tallied 17 points, a career-best eight assists, five rebounds and two steals. Junior forward Brandon Venturini had 12 points, a career-best eight assists, three rebounds and three steals.
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Navy men's track used an impressive all-around team performance to defeat Army, 124-79, in the annual Outdoor Star Meet at Shea Stadium. With the win, Navy ties the all-time series, 44-44, with Army. Navy recorded 16 first-place finishes and 16 IC4A-qualifying performances. Overall, the Mids finished 1-2 in eight different events. In the field events, sophomore Jay Stell led the Mids with an Army-Navy Meet and school record in the javelin. Stell recorded a mark of 232-0 (70.72m) in the event. On the track, sophomore Jordan Sartor-Francis paced Navy with first-place finishes in the 100m (10.68) and 200m dash (21.32).