Men's lacrosse five-game win streak ends at Conn. College
Briggs Barton scored three goals and Rob Moccia made 12 saves to lead Connecticut College to a 9-8 win over Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Conn. College's Silfen Field on April 14.
Conn. College (6-5 overall, 3-4 NESCAC) snapped Hamilton's five-game win streak with the victory. It was the second meeting between the two programs and the first win for the Camels.
Andrew Freedman and John Lyons posted two goals and one assist apiece for Conn. College. Tyler Corcoran added a goal and two assists, and Stephen Eicher scored the other goal. JR Hartgers was credited with two assists. Chuck Czerkawski won 15 of 20 faceoffs and scooped up a game-high 10 ground balls.
Jon Leanos '12 paced the Continentals' offense with four goals and two assists. Henry Burchenal '12 tallied two goals and moved into fifth place on the team's all-time list with 97. Luke Sadoff '12 added a goal and an assist, Bryan Hopper '14 scored a goal and Paul Armideo '13 was credited with an assist. Mike Fiacco '13 paced the defense with four ground balls and Ed Reed '13 caused a pair of turnovers. Max Vaickus '12 made nine saves in goal.
Corcoran and Freedman put the Camels ahead 2-0 with a pair of goals in the first quarter. Leanos responded with a goal with one second on the clock to cut the Continentals' deficit to 2-1 after the first quarter.
Lyons opened the second quarter with a man-up goal at 10:56, and Eicher tallied an unassisted goal at 9:13 to stretch the Conn. College lead to 4-1. Leanos found the back of the net with 1:11 to play in the quarter to make it 4-2. But Freedman scored twice in the final minute to give the Camels a 6-2 lead at the break.
Hamilton (6-5, 3-5) pulled to within 6-4 after Hopper and Sadoff scored to start the third quarter. Barton found the back of the net with 7:31 to play in the third, and Lyons tallied with 2:24 left to restore Conn. College's four-goal lead.
Leanos scored with 43 seconds remaining in the third to pull the Continentals within 8-5, and Burchenal's goal with 13:00 to play made it 8-6. Barton tallied exactly one minute later to close the scoring for the Camels.
Leanos found Burchenal for a goal with 10:12 to play, and Armideo set up Leanos for a goal to pull Hamilton within 9-8 with 7:55 left. But that was as close as the Continentals could get, as Drew Green intercepted a pass at midfield with 20 seconds to play to seal the victory for the Camels.
Hamilton held a 38-27 shot advantage, including 13-3 in the fourth quarter. Conn. College held a big 15-5 advantage in faceoffs.
Hamilton travels to Williams College for a NESCAC game on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m.