ANNAPOLIS, MD (Saturday, October 23, 2010). Navy continued its winning ways in dominating fashion against non-conference opponent Loyola University, 7-1. After four consecutive victories, Navy is now 7-4 on the season.
ANNAPOLIS, MD (Saturday, October 23, 2010). Navy continued its winning ways in dominating fashion against non-conference opponent LoyolaUniversity, 7-1. After four consecutive victories, Navy is now 7-4 on the season.
The line of Jim Tumolo, Doug Dietrich, and Steven Csutoros continued to spark the Mids with their hard-nosed play up and down the ice. Tumolo is undeniably on fire, scoring five goals in his last two games. Against Loyola, he registered the first hat-trick of his career, netting three top shelf goals, one of which came on a short handed opportunity. Linemates Doug Dietrich and Steven Csutoros each added a pair of assists.
Adding to Navy's offensive outburst was Mitch Pulver who opened the scoring on a breakaway several minutes into the first period after intercepting a pass at the Loyola blue line. Sammy Carlson tacked on his tenth goal of the season in the second period after receiving a pass from Michael Orzetti who fended of two Loyola defenders before finding Carlson alone in front of the net. Tom Krysil and Rob VanWinter also added goals in the victory.
Navy continued to play solid defense, holding their opponent to just one goal for the third time this season. Andrew Mills' play between the pipes for the Midshipmen was also exceptional and complimented Navy's offense quite nicely. Stopping 31 of 32 shots, Mills made several critical saves in the first and second period before the Mids wore down the visitors and ran away with the game. The freshman out of Williamsburg, MI has shown no problems adjusting to the college game and has proven to be an excellent young goaltender game in and game out.
Navy will be back in action next weekend, facing Villanova University and Lehigh University on the road for two important conference games.