Army vs. Lehigh
April 1, 2003
The Game Story:
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army exploded for 11 goals in the first half and held on to defeat visiting Lehigh, 17-14, in a cold drizzle that left playing conditions slick at Shea Stadium Tuesday evening. The Black Knights' delivered head coach Jack Emmer his 301st career victory, making him the winningest coach at the Division I level in NCAA history.

Army (4-4/2-0 Patriot League) scored three of the game's last four tallies to break open a one-goal contest in the final 10 minutes of action. The Black Knights had opened up as much as a five-goal lead early in the second half, but Lehigh (4-5/1-1 PL) picked away at the deficit and crawled back into the tilt.

Army's John Ryan registered a career-high five goals and Jeff Bryan chipped in with a personal-best five assists to pace the hosts' attack. Bryan has accounted for 13 points in three games against Lehigh in his career. The Black Knights kept pace with Bucknell, improving to 2-0 in conference play.

Ryan ended a 5-1 run by the Mountain Hawks with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter that restored a two-goal advantage and breathed new life into his teammates. After Lehigh's Tony Lowe brought the visitors back to within one, the Black Knights scored three of the final four goals of the game to seal the deal on Emmer's momentous occasion. Andy Mounce's first goal of the season at 8:48 started things off, while also serving as the game-winner.

Senior goalkeeper Scott Alpaugh made seven saves in his 2003 debut. The Rochester, N.Y., missed the first seven games of the season with an off-season leg injury. Tom Ellis registered 14 saves in the cage for Lehigh.