September 23, 2016
ARMY-NAVY CUP V
Black Knights edge Midshipmen before 10,092 at Talen Energy Stadium
CHESTER, Pa. -- Freshman Keenan O'Shea’s 67th-minute goal gave the Army West Point Black Knights a 1-0 win over Navy in both teams’ Patriot League opener before a 10,092 crowd at Talen Energy Stadium Friday night.
The crowd total for the Army-Navy Cup V match was the second-highest in the series, behind the 10,168 for the 2014 game, and largest crowd for an NCAA Division 1 men’s match this season.
This is the first time Army (3-3-1 overall, 1-0-0 conference) has defeated Air Force and Navy in a season since 2007.
O’Shea scored the first goal of his collegiate career on a 25-yarder inside the far left post off a failed clearance. Freshman Justin Stoll stopped Navy’s best first-half chance, a 33rd-minute Daniel Zaremba attempt. Stoll saved on a 77th-minute Alex Evans breakaway and an 86th-minute Brock Dudley shot.
Navy (2-4-1, 0-1-0) junior Mac Burke saved on a deflected Tyler Mitchiner shot in the 21st minute and a made a diving stop on a 25th-minute Nick Williams attempt.
"The boys fought really hard tonight," Navy coach Tim O'Donohue said. "We did everything we could. Now we just have to move on and get ready for our next match on Tuesday."
Navy holds a 40-29-14 edge in the overall series and both teams are 2-2-1 in the Army-Navy Cup series.