PROVIDENCE, R.I.-The Fairfield University field hockey team (2-10) was defeated for the eighth straight game Wednesday, falling 2-0 on the road to Brown University in non-conference play. The game was played in front of a reported attendance of 100 fans on the warm, sunny afternoon.

Senior forward Stacy Gugliotta scored first for Brown, on a pass from junior midfielder Ani Kazarian 10 minutes into the first half. The goal was Gugliotta’s fourth on the season. The Bears recorded their second goal just over nine minutes later on an unassisted goal by senior forward Samantha Lloyd. The goal was Lloyd’s third goal on the season.

“They were a good team,” said Fairfield forward Chelsea Hicks, “just like most of the teams that we have played already this season. We couldn’t really get anything going. We are still trying to figure out who plays well with who, and what combinations will click for us.”

Hicks started the season as a defender and now plays center forward for the Stags.

Fairfield had trouble executing on offense, recording only five shots to Brown’s 21. The Stags two shots in the first half went wide of the net, and the three in the second were kicked away by Bears goaltender, junior Kristen Hovadance.

“We were still in it at the half,” said junior midfielder Lauren Keith, “we just couldn’t convert the intensity into anything productive. Tomorrow is a new day and a new game against a conference rival, and I think we’re ready.”

Stags net-minder Liz Thomas was a shinning spot in the loss, continuing to do well between the pipes. The junior turned away six shots each half making this the third time Thomas has turned away 12 goals in 70 minutes of work. She has totaled 85 saves on the season, just over seven per match.

“The last few losses have been pretty tough to swallow,” said Stags Coach Jackie Kane. “Right now we need to turn our attention to the next game.”

Fairfield plays again Friday at home against conference rival Siena, at 4 p.m. The Stags are 0-1 in conference play this season, dropping an overtime loss 3-2 to Rider on September 29. Brown returns to action on Saturday at noon as they host Columbia.

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