This past week the Fairfield University men’s lacrosse team had two games resulting in one loss and one win. Wednesday’s game was against neighboring school Sacred Heart University, and Saturday’s game was against Wagner.

The Wednesday night game against Sacred Heart ended in a 13-9 defeat. 

Sacred Heart started the game with the first three goals. Late into the first quarter, senior Cam Barisano scored the first goal for Fairfield. 

The second quarter started with Sacred Heart scoring two points which allowed them to have a 5-1 advantage over Fairfield. 

Graduate students Dean Ford and Bryce Ford both scored, but Sacred Heart followed up with another four goals which put them in the lead. The score was 10-5 at the end of the half. 

Fairfield stuck it out in the third quarter with B. Ford scoring two goals, while Sacred Heart did not score. 

Going into the fourth quarter the score was 10-7 which allowed Sacred Heart to have the upper hand, scoring three times. Fairfield scored twice from B. Ford and Will Consoli ‘26, which resulted in the final score of 13-9.

The Stags had another game this past Saturday to make up for their loss on Wednesday. The Mirror talked to Julian Radossich ‘27 who said “Coming after three losses we wanted to find our groove for our next game so we tried to stick to the basics during practice”. 

This mentality helped the Stags this past Saturday with their win over Wagner with the final score being 14-9. 

B. Ford played as an essential player in this game with his second consecutive five-goal game. 

Senior Jake Coleman contributed three assists and scored twice. Sophomore Jake Gilbert added two assists and two points, and Consoli and Sophomore Jason LaMay Jr. both contributed with two assists and one goal.

Other scorers in the game were Reilly Sullivan ‘24, Brady Strough ‘24 and Rory Thompson ‘25 with one goal each. Senior Luke Okupski and Keegan Lynch ‘27 each added an assist. 

Fairfield’s defense had a tremendous effort on Saturday. Senior Braden Lynch had four caused turnovers and three ground balls and Eli Adams ‘26 had three caused turnovers and four ground balls. Graduate student Danny Manning also added two caused turnovers and starting long stick midfielder Radossich had one caused turnover and five ground balls. 

With his best performance yet at the dot Dylan Smith ‘25 won 15 of 23 draws with seven ground balls. Thompson also won a faceoff. 

Sophomore goalie Will Snyder contributed to the Stags win with six saves and a ground ball.

The Mirror spoke with Lars Heimlich ‘27, who accredited the team’s momentum shift to “speeches from the captains and coaches and making sure we all take time as a team to reflect on our past games.” The Stags have worked hard to obtain their first win of the season which can be accredited to their dedication on the practice field. 

The Fairfield University’s men’s lacrosse team record has now improved to 1-3. Their next game will be on Conway Field at Rafferty Stadium on Saturday, March 2 against Providence at 1 p.m. 

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