ANNAPOLIS, MD. Two themes dominated Navy's repeat victory over Youngstown State: Another incredible scoring performance by Tom Krysil, and a plethora of penalties on both sides.
Fortunately, the penalties had little effect on the outcome of the game, and were mostly a product of growing frustration from Youngstown State at being repeatedly turned away by Navy's defense.
Sophomore Tom Krysil made huge strides in closing the gap towards breaking 100 points in his short, but already incredibly bright Navy Hockey career. Krysil netted two goals eary on in the first period, being assisted both times by Aaron Fleming. Although he was stopped on several good scoring opportunities in the second, he came out with clear determination in the third and popped in his third for the hat-trick and a fourth for good measure. With the four points tonight, Krysil now has 94 career points in less than two full seasons.
In addition to Krysil, senior co-captain Jim Tumolo is seeking to break the 100 career point marker in the near future. Tumolo, who has continued to lead the Midshipmen this season with both his tenacious attitude and his exemplary play, put the game out of reach with the third goal of the game midway through the second period. However, when asked about what the possibillty of breaking 100 career points will mean for him in his senior year, the future Marine Corps officer quite seriously shrugged the matter off, remarking only "I don't really pay attention to that stuff." Nevertheless, his teammates most assuredly do pay attention to that stuff and are looking forward to seeing their well-respected captain reach a career milestone.
Unfortunately, the slew of penalties from both sides put a negative mark on an otherwise bright game; and as the score increased, so did tempers. The game ended with two ejections from each team.
Navy hits the ice next weekend against Muhlenberg College at McMullen Ice Arena at 7:30 PM.
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