Fairfield Suffers Second Loss at Connecticut

Fairfield University dropped a 13-10 decision Saturday afternoon to the University of Connecticut on Sherman Field. The loss drops the Stags to 3-2 on the year, while the Huskies improve to 5-1.

Addie Reilly led all scorers as she tallied five goals in the game, including 2-2 from on her eight-meter chances. Reilly started the scoring with a free position goal 2:44 into the game. The Huskies scored the next four goals of the game, building a 4-1 edge 10:21 into the contest. Reilly snapped the run at the 18:57 mark, and after an M.E. Lapham goal for UConn, scored twice more. The personal four-goal stretch brought Fairfield within a goal, 5-4 with 12:22 to play before halftime. Lapham and Shannon Kerr scored at 6:48 and 5:11 for a 7-4 edge. Courtney Chmil ended the first-half scoring with a free position goal with 52 seconds to play to get Fairfield within a pair, 7-5 at the break.

UConn scored the first four goals of the second period to extend its advantage to six, 11-5, just over 10 minutes into the half. Chloe Mangan netted a free position goal with 16:34 to play in regulation to stop the run, but was answered by the Huskies just over a minute later. The Stags scored four of the final five goals of the game, including a second from Mangan with :08 to play, but could not draw even.

Connecticut had a 19-12 edge in ground balls and 13-12 in draw controls, but also committed more turnovers, 20-12, and fouls, 27-24. The Stags outshot the Huskies 33-21 for the game, including 16-7 in the second-half.

Katie Keenan took the loss in goal for Fairfield, allowing 12 goals and stopping four shots in her 50:53 of action. Kelley Brady played the final 9:07 for the Stags and allowed one goal. Brittany Testa earned the win for UConn with a 13-save effort in playing the entire contest.

The Stags are back in action on Sunday, March 18, when they travel to New Hampshire.

2012-03-10



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