ANNAPOLIS, MD (Friday, October 15, 2010) Navy beat conference opponent Towson University 2-1 in a hard fought contest between two local Maryland rivals. Solid defense, strong penalty killing and tremendous goaltending were the key to Navy's win. In the end, the Mids killed off 6 of 7 Towson power plays and junior goaltender Jameson Marshall turned aside 37 of the 38 shots he faced.
Navy's two goals proved to be enough for the win. Junior Jim Tumolo continued his scoring streak on a text book rush midway through the first period when freshman defenseman Aaron Fleming dished the puck to classmate Tom Krysil down low. Krysil then fed Tumolo who was waiting in the slot and in position to hammer the puck past the Towson goaltender.
The score would remain unchanged until 13:23 left to go in the game when Towson was finally able to capitalize on a power play opportunity. It looked as though momentum might swing in Towson's favor but Doug Dietrich answered the call for Navy less than a minute later. In another pretty offensive zone play by the Midshipmen, Steven Csutoros cycled the puck down low to Tumolo who slid the puck over to an open Dietrich in the low slot. Dietrich drove the puck home on a one-timer to seal the victory.