Go Navy. Beat Army.
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.
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Navy has won the overall series against Army seven years in a row, 19 out of the last 20 years and is 38-2-1 versus the Black Knights over the last 41 years. The Mids were 20-12 against Army in 2011-12, which is the most wins since 2006-07 when Navy also beat Army 20 times.
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 15-0-1 against Army over the last 16 years in the Star series and is 29-3-2 over the last 34 years. The Mids were an impressive 17-5 against Army in 2011-12 Star games, which were the most wins since 1999-2000 when Navy also won 17 Stars.
2012-13 Army-Navy Schedule
ARMY-NAVY ALL-TIME SERIES
ALL-TIME ARMY—NAVY RECORD
Navy leads 954-723-39 (.567)
ARMY-NAVY – THE 2011-12 SEASON
2011-12 Overall Record vs. Army 20-12 (.625)
2011-12 Star-Game Record vs. Army 17-5 (.773)
2011-12 STAR GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Erin Edwards drilled four second half three-point field goals to help the Navy women’s basketball team rally from a six-point deficit and defeat the Black Knights, 57-50, in the annual Star/Army-Navy Trophy Game between the two service academies at Christl Arena in West Point, N.Y.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Navy captured its third consecutive Star and 12th in the last 15 seasons as it defeated Army, 19-37, at the West Point Golf Course. Senior Cody Rome won the race, while fellow senior James Pearson followed closely behind in second.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Navy took six of the top-10 spots as it defeated Army, 25-31, in the Star Meet at the West Point Golf Course. Senior captain Jess Palacio led all Navy runners by taking first place. Junior Brigid Byrne finished second.
When it comes to beating Army, Navy is a perfect 10. A new venue for Army-Navy produced a familiar result as the Midshipmen rushed for 296 yards and capitalized on three Army turnovers in a 27-21 win over the Black Knights.
The Navy golf team won five of the seven singles matches to earn a 7-4 victory in the Star Match played at the Naval Academy Golf Course in Annapolis. Senior captain Tim Shield clinched the win for the Midshipmen.
The Navy gymnastics team posted its highest score of the season as it defeated Army, 327.1 – 319.0, at Macdonough Hall in Annapolis. Navy retained the Star as the win was its fourth consecutive in the series.
MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
The Navy men’s indoor track and field team won 10 of 17 events to defeat Army, 98-83, and win the N-Star at Wesley A. Brown Field House. With the win, Navy takes a 26-25-2 lead in the all-time indoor series.
WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
The Navy women’s indoor track and field team defeated Army in the Star Meet for the seventh straight year at Wesley A. Brown Field House. Navy thumped the Black Knights, 112.5-68.5, and the 44-point margin was just one point shy of Navy’s largest margin of victory in the indoor series (113-68, 2000). Navy won 14 of 17 events and took maximum points by going 1-2 in six events.
MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
The Navy men’s outdoor track and field team won the 4x400m relay to clinch the Army-Navy Star Meet, 102.5-100.5, at Shea Stadium on the final event of the day. Along with Navy’s 98-83 defeat of Army during the indoor season, the Mids sweep Army for the first time since 2008.
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
The Navy women’s outdoor track and field team defeated Army, 116-87, at Shea Stadium in the annual Army-Navy Star Meet. Navy has now won eight straight Star competitions in indoor and outdoor track.
Guy Skord tallied his second goal of the year in the 16th minute and the Navy defense made it stand in giving the Navy men’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over Army in front of 1,206 at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.
Navy scored three second-half goals, including the game-winning goal in the 88th minute, to erase a 2-0 deficit to Army to claim a 3-2 win and the N-Star. Freshman Morgan Dankanich took a feed down from classmate Rachel Hunter and ripped a shot from 18 yards out to cap the improbable comeback for the Mids.
Navy defeated Army, 28-6, to win the Star and claim its 35th Collegiate Sprint Football League title. Sophomore David Williams had a career night as he established a pair of Navy single-game rushing records in yards, with 291, and carries, with 39.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
The Navy swimming and diving teams combined to win 26 of 32 events on their way to sweeping Army in the annual Star Meets between the two programs. The Navy women won 15 events in recording a 226.5-73.5 triumph over the Black Knights, while the Navy men tallied 11 event wins in posting a 186-114 victory.
Nicholas Gutsche outlasted Rommel Verano in a three-set match at No. 5 singles to give the Navy men’s tennis team a 4-3 victory over Army at the USNA Tennis Courts in Annapolis.
The Navy wrestling team won eight of the 10 bouts, including each of the first four, to secure a 27-9 victory over arch rival Army in the annual Star Match held in front of a packed house at Alumni Hall in Annapolis. Navy has won 12 straight against the Black Knights, including six in a row in Annapolis.