Men's soccer blasts Colby 4-1
Hamilton College remained unbeaten at home this season, hammering Colby College (4-8-0, 0-8 NESCAC) 4-1 Saturday in a NESCAC game played at Hamilton's Love Field.
The Continentals, who are 3-0-2 at home, have a seven-game undefeated streak at Love Field dating back to last season. Saturday’s win was Hamilton’s highest-scoring performance in 25 games.
Dan Kraynak ’15 recorded his first career two-goal game and Leo Nizzi ’14 added a pair of assists as the Continentals recorded their first four-goal outing since a 4-1 win over Utica College in the 2011 season finale.
Kraynak collected Hamilton’s first two goals; he scored just 95 seconds into play when Nizzi intercepted a pass near midfield and sent a pass to Kraynak, who beat Colby goalkeeper Peter Quayle ’15 with a hard, high shot from 30 yards out. After the Mules tied the score on a goal by Grey Benjamin ’14, Kraynak notched his third goal of the year and put the Continentals ahead for good. Trevor Bobola ’15 headed Nizzi’s corner kick toward the Colby goal and a defender headed the ball away from the line but Kraynak kicked the ball out of the air inside the left post.
Jacob Frost ’15 scored his first goal of the year in the 30th minute, knocking in another Nizzi corner kick. With 9:52 left in regulation, Erich Marcks ’16 closed out the scoring with his first career goal. Robert Morris ’17 sent a long pass to Griffin Abbott ’15 on the right side and Abbott’s cross went through Quayle’s legs to Marcks, who finished the play.
Quayle finished with a pair of saves. Harris Pollack '17 made his second career start and made five saves – his highest single-game total in a non-overtime game.
Hamilton (3-5-3, 2-3-3 NESCAC) plays its final non-conference game of the season Tuesday, hosting Utica College at 4 p.m.