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(9-4, 5-0 MAAC)
 
  1st 2nd OT F
 Fairfield  5   10   
 Marist
  2 
Box Score | Postgame Video

(6-8, 2-3 MAAC)
 
 Witczak Reaches Milestone In Overtime Loss To Fairfield
 
 Stat Comparison Fairfield  Marist
 Goals 10 
 Shots 32  24 
 Assists
 Draw Controls  7   14 
 Caused Turnovers  11  
 Ground Balls 18  17 
 Turnovers 11  17 
 Saves 12 
   
 
 Individual Leaders
 Stat Fairfield Marist
 Goals Fehmel, 5 Bonaroti, 3 
 Assists Fehmel, 1  O. Pitonzo, 3 
 Draw Controls Three with 2  Wagner, 7 
 Caused Turnovers Three with 2  A. Pitonzo, 2 
 Ground Balls O'Connor, 4  Wenz and Luff, 3 
 Saves O'Connor, 9  Witczak, 12 
   
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Who: Niagara 
When: Wed. April 19 - 2 p.m.
Where: Niagara University, NY

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POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - On Senior Day for the Marist women’s lacrosse team, goalie Abigail Witczak reached 500 career saves in a 10-9 overtime loss to Fairfield on April 15.

Witczak is fourth all-time on Marist’s save list and one behind Ashley Casiano for third place after stopping 12 shots from the Stags today.

Marist scored seven times in the second half to erase a four-goal deficit, but fell with 22 seconds left in the extra frame when Fairfield senior Alex Fehmel drove to the net and drilled the game-winner. Senior Natalie Bonaroti had a hat trick in the second stanza and sophomore Hailey Wagner added three points on two goals and an assist. Eight of the game’s goals were scored on free position shots with Marist going 2-for-7 and Fairfield shooting 7-for-11 from the 3-meter arc.

Both sides traded goals for the first seven minutes as the game was tied 2-2 by the 23:18 mark of the first half. The Stags scored three unanswered from that point on and Marist trailed 5-2 at the half.  

The Red Foxes crept back into the game as time went on, as they scored four times in a 13-minute stretch that began with a scored from senior Olivia Pitonzo and ended with Wagner’s goal. The game was tied at seven with 12:03 to go.

A prolonged Fairfield possession featured two saves by Witczak, including one on a free position shot from senior Riley Hellstein. An unassisted score by Bonaroti gave Marist the lead for about 40 seconds before Fehmel netted a free position shot to know the game at nine.

Marist won the only draw in overtime, but could not respond defensively.

Marist will hit the road and travel to Western New York for a conference matchup at Niagara. Opening draw is slated for 2 p.m. April 19.