Setting the Scene
Who: Bucknell (6-10-2, 3-4-1 PL) at Army West Point (9-6-2, 4-3-1 PL)
When: Saturday, November 5th – 7 p.m.
Where: Clinton Field – West Point, N.Y.
Webcast: Patriot League Network
Live Stats: GoArmyWestPoint.com
About the Bison
>> Bucknell returns to action following a 2-1 loss against Lehigh on Senior Day.
>> Sebastiaan Blickman scored his ninth goal of the season in the ninth minute, with assists from Dany Teran and Adam Bradshaw. The Mountain Hawks scored the equalizer in the 20th minute, followed by the go-ahead goal in the 84th minute.
>> The Bison opened last week with a 1-0 win at Loyola, handing the Greyhounds their first loss in league play.
>> Blickman scored the decisive goal in the 74th minute, while Ryan Ott made six saves in his collegiate debut. Zack Rockmore and Peter Krebs made saves off the line in the game to snap Loyola’s eight-game unbeaten streak and its mark of 12 consecutive games with a goal.
>> Bucknell has scored 26 goals this season, including 17 in the second half.
>> Blickman leads the Patriot League in points (21), while his nine goals rank second.
>> The Bison are 3-1 in Patriot League road games this season, earning victories over Holy Cross, Navy and Loyola.
>> Bucknell is 2-2-1 in its last five regular season finales.
Scouting the Black Knights
>> Army West Point took a break from league play Tuesday with a contest at Fairleigh Dickinson, defeating the Knights 1-0. Rex Epps recorded the lone goal in the 75th minute, while Justin Stoll recorded two saves.
>> Epps leads the team in points (20) and goals (10). His 10 goals are the most in the Patriot League this season.
>> Stoll has started 12 games in net for the Black Knights, posting 63 saves with a .768 save percentage and four shutouts.
>> Army is 4-2-1 at Clinton Field this season, including a 1-1-1 mark in home league games.
>> Bucknell is 15-20 all-time against the Black Knights and has won the last two meetings.
>> The Bison defeated Army 4-0 last year in the regular season finale for both teams, securing a spot in the PL Tournament. Blickman, Rockmore and Andrew Leischner found the back of the net in the win.
>> Bucknell is 3-2 in its last five trips to West Point.
Patriot League Tournament Implications
>> With a win, the Bison secure a spot in the Patriot League Tournament.
>> With a loss, Bucknell will be eliminated from postseason play.
>> With a tie, the Bison will need help with losses from Lafayette and Lehigh.
>> Should Bucknell qualify for postseason play, the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals are set for Nov. 8, followed by the semifinals on Nov. 11 and the championship game on Nov. 13.