ARMY Battles D1 Towson to Gain Split
Posted on September 26th, 2015

NEWBURGH, NY - A hard-fought weekend series against ECHA DI Towson University (MD) yielded a split, with Army losing the first game 3-2 and taking the second 5-4. Army gained its second program win against an ACHA Division I team with a come-from-behind victory.

Saturday, September 19 (box score)
Army climbed out of a two-goal hole to beat the Towson University Tigers, 5-4.
Army let leads slip away before eventually digging out of a two-goal hole to pick up the win.

Army took a 1-0 advantage on a goal by Nick Curtin at 1:17 in the first period (assists from Matt Riehl, Alex Miller). In the second, Army found itself down 3-1. 

Riehl scored the first of his two goals at 6:14 into the second period (assists from Drew Lysakowski, Nick Curtin) to pull Army to within a goal. Riehl's next tally made the score 3-3 with 2:54 left in the second period. Cory Miller assisted on the goal.

​In the third, Curtin put Army up 4-3, netting a goal on assists from Riehl and Lysakowski. After Towson knotted things up at 4-4 on a power play goal, Army got the game-winner from Andrew O'Leary at 15:35 (assists from Alex Voronovich, Kyle Vogel).

​Army got the win with help from a great game by Riehl, who had two goals and two assists and was named Mid-Atlantic Player of the Week. Curtin also had a multi-point game, with two goals and an assist. Drew Lysakowski chipped in with two assists. Goaltender Dan Curran stopped 27 of 31 shots between the cadet pipes for his first win.

Friday, September 18 (box score)
A scoreless first period gave way to a Towson three-goal outburst in the second as Army dig itself a deep hole. After a timeout, Army returned to the ice with renewed vigor but the Towson University Tigers held on for a 3-2 victory.

Towson University's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on eight Army power plays. 
Army matched the Tigers and excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances. 

Army scorers were Chris Callahan (from Matt Ouellette) and Nick Curtin (from Zach Cohen). as well. Netminder Nico Candelmo stopped 25 shots out of the 28 that he faced.

Posted in 2015_2016    Tagged with Towson, Win, Towson, DI

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