For the first time in nine years, the Army West Point men's lacrosse team won the Patriot League title by defeating Lehigh, 11-7, in the tournament final Sunday at Loyola Maryland’s Ridley Athletic Complex.
After Lehigh scored five straight goals to take a 5-3 lead at halftime, the Black Knights regrouped to outscore the Mountain Hawks 8-2 in the remaining two quarters to secure their second Patriot League tournament crown.
Freshman Brendan Nichtern led the Army attack with three goals and three assists. AJ Barretto made 12 saves and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
Mickey Fitzpatrick scored three goals for Lehigh (9-8).