Men's lacrosse breezes to win over SUNY Oneonta

Jon Leanos '12
Jon Leanos '12
Jon Leanos ‘12 led Hamilton College with three goals and two assists in a 12-3 non-league win over SUNY Oneonta at Oneonta's All College Field on March 30.

Hamilton improved to 6-0 for the first time since 2005, when the Continentals won their first seven games en route to a 10-4 final record. Hamilton aims for its seventh straight win on Saturday, April 3, when the Continentals host nationally ranked No. 19 Rensselaer in Hamilton's Liberty League opener.

Leanos leads the team with 11 assists and has scored 13 goals. Henry Burchenal ‘12 scored three goals and picked up five ground balls for the Continentals. Burchenal leads the team with 19 goals.

Luke Sadoff ‘12 and Franke Holiber ‘10 contributed one goal and one assist apiece. Rob Dickson '10 led the defense with five ground balls and an assist, and Paul Citarella '12 won six faceoffs. Max Vaickus ‘12 played all 60 minutes in goal and recorded a season-high 14 saves.
The Continentals jumped out to a 4-0 lead before 10 minutes were gone in the first quarter. Burchenal scored all of his three goals in the run. SUNY Oneonta (3-4) got on the scoreboard with 1:27 left in the opening quarter.
Hamilton scored four more goals in the second quarter and held the Red Dragons scoreless in the period. Corbin Brown ‘11 gave the Continentals a 5-1 lead 42 seconds into the quarter, Leanos scored twice and Stephen Lefebvre ‘11 added a goal as Hamilton built an 8-1 lead at the half. Sadoff scored the lone goal in the third quarter to put Hamilton up 9-1.
The Continentals continued to dominate as they notched the first three goals of the fourth quarter. This time the run started with a goal by Leanos. Paul Armideo ‘13 scored his seventh goal of the season, and James Hohm ‘12 added one off an assist from Simon Lai ‘13 with 48 seconds remaining. Oneonta scored twice in the last 40 seconds for the final margin.
Hamilton held a 40-29 advantage in shots and picked up 43 ground balls to 38 for the Red Dragons. Oneonta was 0-for-6 on extra-man opportunities, but won 12 of 18 faceoffs.
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