Brendan Nichtern turned in another all-American performance as No. 6 Army followed up its win over Syracuse with a convincing 13-5 home-opening victory over St. Joseph’s (Pa.) at Michie Stadium.
Nichtern was responsible for more than half of Army’s scoring with a seven-point game (4 goals, 3 assists).
Freshman Alex Gekas scored the first two goals of his career and junior attack Bobby Abshire added a pair of goals for Army (2-1).
Marcus Hudgins led a defense, which held St. Joe’s to two first-half goals, with a team-high four caused turnovers.
There was no sense of a letdown after knocking off Syracuse as Abshire scored both of his goals and Nichtern added a goal and assisted on Abshire’s second goal in a 4-1 first quarter.
Freshman Trevor Kelly collected his first career goal, Liam Davenport, Nick Garofano and Danny Kielbasa each added their first goal of the season and Nick Edinger scored a goal.
Wyatt Schupler made 10 saves for Army.