POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – On Wednesday, April 3, the Marist women’s lacrosse (4-7, 1-0 MAAC) team will head to Fairfield (5-6, 0-1 MAAC) for a 3:00 p.m. MAAC conference tilt. Both teams will be playing in their second conference matchups, with Marist defeating Niagara in their first MAAC game, and Fairfield losing to Siena in their first game. The Red Foxes are coming off wins against Niagara, Stetson, and Oregon, while the Stags have lost two out of their last three games.
RED FOXES & STAGS: Marist has not defeated Fairfield in the regular season since 2005, going 0-7 in that time span. However, the Red Foxes have defeated them in the postseason in 2007, 2008, 2010.
Overall, Marist is 7-15 all-time versus Fairfield.
SCOUTING FAIRFIELD: Coming into Wednesday’s game with a 5-6 record, the Stags have struggled with uneven play throughout the year, losing two of their past three games.
Offensively, Chloe Mangan leads Fairfield with 25 goals and 32 total points. Melanie Raso (15g-6a), Courtney Chmil (15g-3a) and Amanda Best (13g-4a) join her as players with more than 15 points on the season.
Defensviely, Katie Keenan has played in and started a team-best 10 games for the Stags. The senior has posted a 7.54 goals against average and a .452 save percentage.
As a team, they score 10.2 goals per game, while allowing 7.5.
LAST TIME OUT: On Saturday, March 30, Marist defeated Niagara by a score of 22-8. Junior Tierney Larson tied Pamela Brown’s 15-year old program record with six assists as she finished with a team-high seven points. Four teammates: Kirsten Viscount, Ashley Miller, Lexi Brannigan, and Jamie Romano all registered hat tricks in the win.
For the game, Marist outshot Niagara 33-21 with a 27-13 advantage in shots on goal. The Red Foxes also held leads in draw controls 19-13, ground balls 18-16 and caused turnovers 11-4. As a team, Marist turned the ball over just eight times. Individually, Romano won seven draw controls, while Viscount was close behind with six. Senior Ashley Casiano played the opening half and earned the victory with three saves. Sophomore goalkeeper Liz Holmes made two saves in the final 30 minutes in relief.