The Fairfield University women’s field hockey team (9-2) went up against the Bryant University Bulldogs (1-11) on Friday, Oct. 11 at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
The Stags were once again victorious with a score of 2-1, marking their third consecutive win.
All of the game’s scoring took place in the first quarter and Fairfield was quick to jump to the board. About a minute into the game, Fairfield was awarded a penalty corner which would be controlled and then shot by Danielle Profita ‘21, who found the corner of the net giving the Stags a 1-0 lead. Bryant did not back down and only six minutes later snuck one past Fairfield goalkeeper Zoe Rosen ‘21 to tie the game.
With less than four minutes left in the first quarter, Emma Matlach ‘21 was able to find the back of Bryant’s net giving Fairfield a 2-1 lead. Within the second quarter the Stags dominated the Bulldogs and kept them to zero shots within the quarter.
Bryant had many chances throughout the third quarter, registering six shots, but were unable to score on Rosen who had two saves throughout the game. The Stags came out for the fourth quarter with one goal in mind: keep the lead and win the game. They did just that. Outshooting Bryant 5-1 in the fourth, the Stags held onto their lead to secure the win.
Taking control offensively for the Stags were Julianna Kratz ‘23, Kelly Buckley ‘21 and Luzi Persiehl ‘22 each having three, one, and two shots respectively.
The Stags are now 10-2 on the season and are 2-0 in the Northeast Conference. On Friday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m., Fairfield looks to host Rider University (8-3) in their third conference matchup for their annual “Herd for a Cure” game on University Field, which benefits the Norma Pfriem Breast Center at Bridgeport Hospital in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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