Mangan's Seven Points Leads Fairfield by Quinnipiac

Chloe Mangan (Sayville, N.Y.) scored six times and added an assist to lead Fairfield to a 16-4 win over visiting Quinnipiac on a rainy Alumni Field Tuesday afternoon. The win improves the Stags to 4-3 on the year, while the Bobcats fall to 2-3.

Mangan scored the first goal just 14 seconds into the contest to give the Stags a 1-0 lead. The Bobcats answered at the 25:03 mark when Sarah Allen fed Lianne Toomey for the equalizer. Mangan would then put the Stags ahead to stay with four consecutive goals, scoring a free position tally at 21:15 and unassisted goals at 15:26, 7:57 and 4:18, for a 5-1 lead. Melanie Raso (Farmingdale, N.Y.) extended the lead to five, 6-1, with her first of the game with 19 seconds left in the first half.

Raso started the second-half scoring with an unassisted tally at the 28:20 mark. Mangan fed Courtney Chmil (Garden City, N.Y.) 41 seconds later to make the lead 9-1, which was followed by goals from Amanda Best (Schenectady, N.Y.) at 26:27, Jenna Fuchs (Garden City, N.Y.), from Raso, at 22:38, and Mangan unassisted with 21:28 remaining for an 11-1 lead.

Phoebe LaPlante scored consecutive goals for Quinnipiac at 16:17 and 13:34 to end the Stags run. She then assisted on a Dominique Compito score with 11:19 to play to cut the deficit to seven, 11-4, but it was as close as Quinnipiac would get. Maeve Quinn (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) scored three goals in a 6:38 span, as part of a 5-0 Stags run to close the game.

Katie Keenan (Wantagh, N.Y.) earned the win in net for the Stags, stopping six shots, against two goals, in 43:43 of action. Chelsey Sidaras (Mastic Beach, N.Y.) minded the net for the final 16:17 and stopped two shots and picked up a game-high equaling four ground balls. Samantha Tilts allowed 12 goals, against eight saves, in 52:45 of action in net for Quinnipiac, while Rachel Massicotte allowed four goals in the final 7:15 of action.

Mangan finished with seven points, a ground ball, a caused turnover and a draw control. Raso had two goals and an assist, to go along with four ground balls and a game-high equaling three draw controls. Chmil had three draw controls, along with two goals, as did Julieanne Mascera (Verona, N.J.). Jamie Leone (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), Best, and Fuchs all had a goal, while Kelly Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.) added an assist. Shelby Iapoce (Schenectady, N.Y.) picked up three ground balls and had a game-high two caused turnovers, as did Colleen Reynolds (Farmingdale, N.Y.)

LaPlante led the Bobcats with three points, with three others each recording one point in the game.

Fairfield outshot Quinnipiac 34-14 on the afternoon and finished with a19-10 edge in ground balls. The Stags won 14-21 draw controls and cleared the ball 16-18. Quinnipiac had five more, 17-12, turnovers then the Stags, and cleared 10-14.

The Stags are off until Wednesday, March 20 when they travel to Lehigh.


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