Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Women's lax knocks off LIU 20-9

The women's lacrosse continued to roll on towards the postseason with a sixth straight victory, defeating Long Island University 20-9 at home. Fairfield improved to 12-2 and have won 11 of its last 12 games this season. LIU dropped to 3-11 with the loss.

Senior Rebecca White and sophomore Kristen Coleman led the way for Fairfield with four goals each. Kate Reardon added three goals and Katie Phillips and Erin Rigby each added two goals.

White scored 2:06 into the game, but LIU answered right back with a goal by Claire Janney. White scored again five minutes into the half and started a 4-0 run, which was interrupted when LIU when on a run by scoring three of the next five goals. Fairfield closed out the half with a Coleman goal that sparked a 9-0 run to send the game into the half.

The Stags scored the first four goals of the second half to continue their run. Ten different Fairfield players scored in the game overall.

Fairfield now returns back to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule with its final two games of the season, taking on Canisius College, who also sits at 4-0. The winner of the game will be the top-seed in next weekend's MAAC tournament.

-Tom Cleary

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