Colby vs. Hamilton
March 17, 2012
The Game Story:
WATERVILLE, Maine --- John Jennings (Danvers, Mass.) scored five goals to surpass 60 for his career and goaltender Peter Reiley (Marblehead, Mass.) stopped 12 shots in helping to withstand a furious Hamilton College rally in Colby College's 11-10 victory in New England Small College Athletic Conference men's lacrosse Saturday at Bill Alfond Field.

The Mules, who were playing their home opener, improved to 1-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Hamilton fell to 0-3 overall and 0-3 in the league. Colby has a 20-3 home record over the past four seasons, with all three losses coming in tough one-goal games.

The Mules appeared to have control of the game when Ian Deveau (Portsmouth, R.I.) scored unassisted with 1:22 left in the third quarter for a 10-5 Colby lead. The Continentals, though, changed the momentum on Luke Walsh's goal with just 11 seconds left in the quarter from Luke Sadoff (Massapequa, N.Y.).

Hamilton face-off man Paul Citarella (Mahwah, N.J.) was a key player in the fourth quarter. He won five of the six face-off attempts and helped his team keep possession for much of the period.

The Continentals scored two goals in the first 4:03 of play in the fourth quarter to cut the margin to 10-8. Henry Burchenal (Summit, N.J.) scored his fourth goal of the game from Sadoff with 12:31 left and Jon Leanos (Long Valley, N.Y.) tallied unassisted with 10:57 remaining. Hamilton had a 21-3 shot advantage in the final quarter and 54-25 for the game.

The Mules managed just three shots on goal in the final 15 minutes, but Deveau made one count on a blast from in front off an assist from Jonathan McIvor (Sudbury, Mass.) with 5:36 to play.

Hamilton refused to give up and cut the lead back down to two goals when Leanos tallied off an assist from Paul Armideo (Homer, N.Y.) with 2:57 to play. Leanos then scored unassisted with just 27.7 seconds left to make it 11-10.

The Continentals won the important face-off, but Colby defender Christian Kelso (Summit, N.J.) caused a turnover with 11 seconds left and immediately threw the ball just past midfield while being pressured. Hamilton came up with the ball, but was unable to get off a late shot.

Reiley had nine of his 12 saves in the second half. Kelso finished with two caused turnovers and five ground balls, while Peter Willauer (Duxbury, Mass.) had three ground balls. Bjorn Knutson (Bloomington, Minn.) added eight ground balls, one assist, and one caused turnover.

Hamilton's Mike Fiacco (Fayetteville, N.Y.) led his defense with four caused turnovers and five ground balls. Chad Berger (Princeton, N.J.) finished with two caused turnovers, while Citarella had seven ground balls and was 12-for-19 in face-offs.

Deveau, Greg McKillop (Washington, D.C.), and McIvor all had three points. Deveau had two goals and one assist, while McKillop and McIvor both had one goal and two assist. Jennings is up to 61 career goals. Jed Rooney (Pelham Manor, N.Y.) and Trevor Shorb (Lincoln, Mass.) also had goals for the Mules.

Leanos joined Burchenal with four goals, while Armideo had three assists for Hamilton. Sadoff also had a goal to go along with his two assists.

The Mules scored three goals in the first 3:24 of play to take the lead for good. Colby led 3-1 after one period and 5-4 at halftime.

Colby 11, Hamilton 10
Hamilton............ 1 3 2 4 - 10
Colby............... 3 2 5 1 - 11
Hamilton SCORING: GOALS: Jon Leanos 4; Henry Burchenal 4; Luke Sadoff
1; Luke Walsh 1. ASSISTS: Paul Armideo 3; Luke Sadoff 2; Jon Leanos 1.
Colby SCORING: GOALS: John Jennings 5; Ian Deveau 2; Greg McKillop 1;
Jonathan McIvor 1; Jed Rooney 1; Trevor Shorb 1. ASSISTS: Jonathan McIvor 2; Greg McKillop 2; Ian Deveau 1; Bjorn
Knutson 1; Scott Margolis 1.
SHOTS - Hamilton 54; Colby 25.
Penalties - Hamilton 2/2:00; Colby 4/3:00.
MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - Hamilton 1-4; Colby 0-2.
TURNOVERS - Hamilton 11; Colby 18.
FACEOFFS - Hamilton 15-25; Colby 10-25.
CLEARS - Hamilton 10-12; Colby 16-18.
GOALIES - Hamilton: Max Vaickus 0-3 (60:00 minutes, 15 shots-4 saves, 11
GA); Colby: Peter Reiley 1-1 (60:00, 22-12, 10).