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Passing Offense and Goalline Stands are Positives in Setback to Hamilton During Home Opener

Kevin Leamy '09 and Ryan Walsh '09

Despite two outstanding goalline stands by the Wesleyan defense which held Hamilton to just a field goal from two 1st-and-goal situations inside the Wesleyan five-yard line, the Cardinals could not generate enough points to get past the Continentals, falling 17-7 in a game moved to Sun., Sept. 28 to escape bad weather the day before. Cameron Davila '12, seeing his first action for Wesleyan, came up with 15 tackles from his safety spot on the afternoon to lead the charge. QB Blake DuBois '12 connected on 18 of 39 attempts for 264 yards and a 12-yard TD pass to Kevin Leamy '09 (#29, main photo), who did most of the work himself to get into the endzone by shaking a tackle at the line of scrimmage on the left side and fighting his way to paydirt. That made it a 10-7 game midway through the second quarter. Ryan Walsh '09 (#7, photo insert lower right) paced the Cardinal receivers with eight catches for 136 yards. After scoring on its first two possessions for 10 points, Hamilton got its final TD on a 55-yard pass play early in the fourth quarter. That came right after the second Cardinal goalline effort which resulted in a missed 20-yard field-goal try. Next up for the team is a trip to Colby Sat., Oct. 4 to face the Mules, a team which upset defending NESCAC champion Middlebury in its last game. (photos courtesy of Don Chapin P'09)