Add Beth Loffredo ’06 to the list of Fairfield women earned themselves a spot in the record books this season.

Loffredo netted two goals in the Stags loss to Yale on March 29, moving her past Jessica Conohan for first on the all-time school goal-scoring list with 121.

The two points scored against Yale also moved Loffredo past Colleen Cunningham for second all-time with 154 points. Loffredo leads the Stags this season with 37 points, 26 goals, and 11 assists.

“It wasn’t really a goal for me, but my assistant coach and my Dad said something to me about the record,” Loffredo said, “but I didn’t want to think about it too much because I just wanted to focus on helping my team.”

Loffredo has leaded MAAC honors for as long as she has been in the league. She was the MAAC Rookie of the Year in 2003, MAAC Offensive player of the year in 2004, and despite playing in only five games during her 2004-2005 season because of an injury, she earned New York Lottery All-Academic Team honors.

But despite missing almost the whole season, Loffredo was not granted status as a medical redshirt, forcing her to set the scoring record in just three years.

“It sucks not having another year of eligibility to play,” said Loffredo. “But that is why I have to make the most out of this season.

The loss to Yale, 19-11, was the last game on the road before a three-game home stand to start league play.

The Stags entered their MAAC home opener against Lemoyne, the pre-season favorite, with a three-game losing streak

on April 1.

But despite an early 2-0 lead in the opening minutes of the game, the Stags fell apart.

Le Moyne went on the score five unanswered goals to take the lead and never look back. Le Moyne almost scored as many goals as the Stags attempts, winning 20-10.

The jinx of April Fools’ Day proved to be just that as the Stags came out looking to win their first game in MAAC season play against Siena, another heavily-favored opponent in the conference on April 2.

Loffredo scored the first goal of the game on a free position shot, finishing with four points on three goals scored.

The Stags stayed close with Siena leading by a goal at halftime before back-to-back goals by Rebecca White ’09 gave the team some breathing room.

White finished the game with three points off two goals and an assist. The Stags ended their four-game losing streak with an 8-6 win.

“Today we went in to this game to have fun, coming off of four losses we were quietly pumped up” said Loffredo.

“From the beginning of the season we were playing well, but we were missing some components. I think we are starting to put it together at the perfect time because it is the middle of the season.”

The Stags improve to 4-6 on the season and 1-1 in MAAC play. As of April 2, the Stags were in the middle of the pack at fourth place in the MAAC standings.

Over the next two weeks, Fairfield will play the bulk of their MAAC games and all on the road. The Stags play in their final home game April 23 against MAAC opponent Iona.

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