On Sunday, Nov. 7, multiple Fairfield University teams won in their respective sports. The men’s soccer team was able to move on to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Association Semifinals with a win over Niagara University, the volleyball team secured the MAAC regular season championship as the best team in the conference and confirmed themselves as the top seed in the MAAC playoffs, and finally, the field hockey team was able to take home the Northeast Conference Championship with a 3-1 win over Long Island University.
The Stags were able to blank Niagara University in the MAAC men’s soccer playoff by a score of 2-0. With goals from Rasmus Sorensen Rejnhold ‘25 and Santiago Gonzalez ‘22, the team was able to push past the Purple Eagles into the MAAC semifinals, where their opponent is to be determined.
Unfortunately, the women’s soccer team was thwarted by Monmouth University in the MAAC semifinals this past week by a score of 4-0, which would have propelled them to the MAAC Championship. However, the team will be back in no time for next season.
Another key win for Fairfield University athletics came from the RecPlex, where the volleyball team was able to take down Marist in just three sets. With this win, they clinched the top seed in the MAAC playoffs and secured the title of regular season champions in MAAC play. They currently have two more matches left, which are away games at Iona College and Manhattan College. Later this month, they will travel up to Siena College who is hosting the MAAC Championship for a chance at glory.
Last but not least, the Fairfield University field hockey team was able to take home the North East Conference Championship this past Sunday, November 7 in a 3-1 win over Long Island University, with all three goals coming in the final quarter of the game.
To get to that final round, however, they were able to edge out Rider University in a 2-1 game last Friday. With a perfect 7-0 record in NEC play, they were undoubtedly the best team of the regular season, and they were able to prove that on Sunday by taking home the championship. This is the team’s second NEC championship in three years.
Clearly, the Stags were able to secure success in many different facets this past weekend, and will look to continue this momentum moving into the spring season.
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