Sunday, March 2, 2008

Men's Lax Downs Dartmouth in Home-Opener

They're young. That's the message head coach Ted Spencer sent to me during our conversation this week concerning his Stags and their prospects in the 2008 campaign. An opening win against Providence was great for morale, great for confidence - but don't be quick to label this team of talented freshmen and experienced vets as the lacrosse's "next big team" just yet.

Whether they live up to the standards of the Stags of the past remains to be seen, but they're certainly off to a heck of a start.

In front of a big crowd at Alumni Field, the Fairfield Stags defeated Dartmouth, 14-9. Chris Ajemian led the way with two goals; captain midfielder Dan Boudreau added one, as well. Redshirt goalkeeper Joe Marra looked fantastic in net, totaling 14 saves en route to the win.

This is the second-consecutive season Fairfield has started the season 2-0, and its second straight win over the Big Green. FYI - Dartmouth was ranked second in the Preseason Men's Lax New England poll; the Stags were ranked fifth.

Next week, it's the ECAC opener as Fairifeld travels down the Jersey Turnpike to take on Rutgers.

As for me, I'll be taking that trip myself tomorrow - but for the HUGE season-finale between Men's Basketball and Rider. You know what that means - live coverage TOMORROW

- K.C.

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