With UNC leading 2-1 late in the second half, Leitch knew he'd have to beat Blue Devil Ali Curtis to the ball to prevent the 1999 Hermann Trophy winner from scoring and tying the game.
After all, that was his job. He did it well, keeping Curtis from getting possession. Leitch limited Curtis to just one shot in UNC's 4-2 victory at Koskinen Stadium.
UNC coach Elmar Bolowich assigned Leitch the task of containing the high-scoring Curtis, whose eight goals ranked second in the ACC.
"Normally I stay on the right side, and normally (David) Stokes stays on the left side, but today (Bolowich) said to follow Ali wherever Ali goes," Leitch said.
That's exactly what he did. When Guren tried to set up Curtis in the 86th minute, Leitch raced past Curtis and engaged him in enough contact to keep the Duke attacker from reaching the ball before it trickled over the end line.