The first set featured 16 ties and six lead changes. Bucknell had a late 24-21 advantage, but Army scored the final five points to take a 1-0 lead. The second set featured the Bison with a 10-9 lead, but the Black Knights went on a 6-1 run and eventually won by the seven-point margin.
Bucknell led the majority of the third set with Army not taking its first lead until 21-20. The score was tied again at 21-21 and 22-22 before the Black Knights scored the final three points to close out the match.
Like Friday night's match at Holy Cross, the Bison reached 10 points first in all three sets.
"We did a very good job bouncing back and playing solid against a good Army team," said Bucknell head coach Anna Allison. "It is only the first weekend of league play. There is a lot of season left and we are eager to get in the gym and practice hard, focusing on the weekend ahead."
Karen Campbell piled up six solo blocks for Bucknell, while Erika Eastley added three solo and one block assist to boost her team-leading season block total to 60. Jordan Walker matched Mientus for the team lead in kills. Keane Brazda (12 assists) and Meghan Wentzel (11 assists) split time at setter.
Margaux Jarka and Megan Wilton led Army with 10 kills apiece, while the Black Knights capitalized on eight service aces.
Bucknell will open its home Patriot League schedule next weekend when it hosts Navy on Friday and American on Saturday, both in Davis Gym. Friday's match vs. the Mids will air live on Bison Vision on the Patriot League Network.