“This is why soccer is such an unforgiving game” said Fairfield’s men’s soccer coach Carl Rees as he watched his team cooling down after their Sunday afternoon game and signing posters for a youth soccer team.

The Stags fell 3-0 to MAAC foes Loyola on Sunday, after defeating fellow MAAC rivals Rider 3-0 on Friday night.

On Friday, the Stags (6-7-1 and 2-3 MAAC) dominated Rider (3-11-1 and 2-3-1 MAAC) for most of the 90 minutes, getting three goals from Reco McLaren ’14. It was McLaren’s first hat trick of the season, and gave him five goals in a two game span.

“We’ve been close with Reco and his family and the people around him for a long time. We were happy to see him break through and have a big game,” said Coach Rees.

“He’s dynamite,” continued Rees.

Unfortunately, the score line wasn’t in the favor of the Stags at the end of their Sunday afternoon game against Loyola (10-5-1 and 5-1 MAAC).

But just like in the game against Rider, Fairfield dominated the Greyhounds for most of the game.

“It was a tremendous effort for both games quite frankly. I think we played better today than we did on Friday. So I’m very proud of the guys,” said Coach Rees after the defeat on Sunday.

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