Navy Takes Down In-State Rival Maryland, 5-22011-01-21
ANNAPOLIS, MD (Friday, January 21, 2011). In front of over 1200 fans, the Midshipmen put on an impressive offensive show against the University of Maryland, registering 45 shots on net in a 5-2 victory.
ANNAPOLIS, MD (Friday, January 21, 2011). In front of over 1200 fans, the Midshipmen (15-8-1) put on an impressive offensive show against the University of Maryland, registering 45 shots on net in a 5-2 victory.
In what has been a consistent pattern throughout the season, Navy's line of Dough Dietrich, Jim Tumolo, and Steve Csutoros paved the way for the Mid's success. Tumolo picked up the first goal of the game, with Dietrich and Csutoros on the assists, breaking the stalemate and giving Navy the lead just under five minutes into the 2nd period. Dietrich picked up the next goal 40 seconds later on a sweeping turn-around back-hander that fooled the Maryland net-minder. As is customary for this line when they score goals, the other two line-mates again picked up the assists.
After Tommy Reed picked up Navy's third goal just two minutes after the first two, Maryland made a goaltender switch and it looked as though Navy might walk away in a rout. Maryland would not give up easily, however, and shortly after Reed's goal, the Terps cut the lead to two.
Just seconds into the third period, Navy took a penalty. Although the Mids were able to kill off the ensuing Maryland power play, the Terps stayed on the offensive and scored an even strength goal to shrink Navy's lead to one, 3-2 with plenty of time left on the clock.
That wouldn't last long, however, as Tom Krysil scored his 14th goal of the year on a great five-hole shot from the left dot. Dietrich sealed the deal with just over eight minutes to go in the game on an outstanding hustle play in which the Maryland goalie made a fantastic save on Csutoros in the slot. Dietrich was able to out-hustle the Maryland defenders and chipped the rebound over the outstretched Maryland goalie for the final goal.
In front of the packed house, Jameson Marshall was outstanding in goal, stopping 20 of 22 shots he faced. With over 1200 spectators, the crowd was the largest ever to watch a Navy home game.
Navy squares off against Georgetown on Saturday, January 22nd at McMullen Ice Arena at 7:30 PM.