Jon Leanos '12 scored his eighth goal this year with 2:51 left in the fourth quarter to snap a 6-6 tie and lift Hamilton College to a 7-6 win against Drew University in a non-league game at Drew's Ranger Stadium on March 24.
It was a family reunion of sorts in Madison, N.J., as Leanos went up against his father and Drew's head coach, Tom Leanos. Hamilton (4-0 overall) has started the season with four wins for the first time since 2006, when the Continentals won their first five games. The Rangers (3-2) have lost two in a row.
Leanos finished with one goal, one assist, three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Henry Burchenal '12 led all players with three goals and has 10 this year. Paul Citarella '12 won half of his 16 faceoffs. Garrett Akie '12 made six saves and played all 60 minutes in goal.
With 9:58 left in the final quarter, Drew found the back of the net to get within one. Three minutes, 10 seconds later, the Rangers tied the game at 6-6. That set the stage for Leanos, and Drew didn't score again. Akie made a save just before time ran out to preserve the victory.
The Continentals held a slim 25-24 advantage in shots. Hamilton picked up 27 ground balls and the Rangers collected 18. The Continentals host Cazenovia College for another non-league game on Saturday, March 27.