Chun Lifts Army To 2-1 Win Over Bucknell

Arnold Chun scored the game winner against Bucknell.

Arnold Chun scored the game winner against Bucknell.

Oct. 22, 2011

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - Junior Arnold Chun's header off double assists from Sean-Michael Alvarez and Elliott McGilbra snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Army to a 2-1 Patriot League win over Bucknell Saturday evening at Clinton Field.

The victory also snapped a three-game losing string as the Black Knights recorded their second league win to improve to 6-9-0 overall and 2-3-0 in the conference, while the Bison slipped to 7-7-1 and 2-3-0.

Army jumped on the scoreboard just 5:44 into the game on freshman forward David Rouleau's 18-yard shot that ripped the right side of the Bucknell net. Tanner Robertson picked up the assist on the goal.

The Black Knights' early lead stood throughout the first half, but Bucknell knotted the score 1-1 on Josh Plump's shot off a cross from Brendan Burgdorf in the 54th minute. The Bison followed with two more shots on goal by Plump and Powell over a two-minute span midway through the second half before Army broke through with the winning goal.

Chun notched his first goal of the season in the 73rd minute off of double assists with Alvarez' long free kick headed by Gilbra to Chun, who converted it for the game winner. Army freshman goalkeeper Winston Boldt only had to make one more save over the time remaining to record his first collegiate win in improving to 1-1-0.

Bucknell outshot Army 19-11 and held an 8-3 corner kick advantage.

"The No. 1 thing about tonight's win is that we are still alive in the Patriot League," commented Army head coach Russell Payne. "We still have a chance to make a run of getting into the postseason. That is what the team is the most excited about because Army hasn't been in this position in a long time. We have to take one game at a time, but it is good to have a future potential.

"Bucknell is a good team, it is fast and strong and move the ball well, and that happens to most teams when they give up a goal. They get energized and fight back and up their energy level, but we weathered the storm. It gave us confidence to know that we can continue to fight through, and we have found a way to continue to score goals lately."

Army closes out its non-league schedule with Adelphi Wednesday followed by Lafayette, next Sunday on Senior Day at West Point.

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