Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Two for two for Fairfield lax

After the women knocked off Sacred Heart this afternoon, the men completed a sweep for the Stags lacrosse programs as they defeated Marist 8-6 in Poughkeepsie in a non-conference matchup.

Although Fairfield and Marist are used to squaring off in the MAAC, the Stags participate in the ECAC Lacrosse League, while the Red Foxes play in the MAAC as they do in all other sports.

The Stags were led by an outstanding performance from freshman phenom John Snellman, a Norwalk, Conn. native who scored four times in the victory. Snellman now has a team-high 10 goals on the season. Fellow Norwalk native and freshman Brent Adams added an assist, increasing his team-high points total to 12 (six goals, six assists).

It was a return to Marist for Stags first-year head coach Andy Copelan, who coached for two seasons there and posted 18 wins.

Snellman scored twice in the first 12 minutes of the game to put Fairfield ahead and the Stags then broke a 5-5 tie in the third quarter to seal the victory.

-Tom Cleary

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