Men’s Tennis

This weekend, the Stags traveled to Storrs to compete in the UConn Invitational, against six other schools.

Junior Bjorn Merinder won his two first matches with a score of 6-3, 6-0 against Quinnipiac and followed it with a three-set win against UConn with scores of 7-6 (2), 4-6, and 10-8. Unfortunately after the great run, Merinder lost against a Bryant player in the flight final.

Freshman Tyler Parks defeated Hartford in his first match, but then lost to UConn in his second match of the day.

In doubles, the Stags came out with a score of 1-3. Freshmen players Justin Ziccardi and Tyler Parks won against Boston University, yet lost their match in the semifinals against Quinnipiac, resulting in a draw.

In Flight 1 doubles, the pair of Dennis Ziobinsky ’14 and Reece Breault ’14 lost in their first round against Merrimack, and fellow pairing of Breault and Camerion Amyot ’15 lost to Bryant in their first match.

The men will play in the Columbia invitational this weekend in New York City.

Women’s Tennis

The Stags competed in the NJIT Invitational in a three-day event starting on Friday afternoon.

After the first round, the Stags were 4-1 in singles and in her first match, Sharissa Ryan’14 defeated NJIT’s Carolina Zanott followed by a third round victory over Sacred Heart.

In the quarterfinal, Ryan defeated Quinnipiac and made her way to the semifinals where she won with a tiebreaker victory, with the scores of 2-6, 7-6 (3), 10-3.

Senior Nikki Jackson went 1-1 and Victoria Pirrello ’14 lost to Quinnipiac in the second round.

Juniors Sharissa Ryan and Monica Yajima made it to the semifinals where they lost to a pair from Quinnipiac.

The team competes this weekend in the USTA Invitational Oct. 6 to 8 in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Women’s Soccer

Not since 2007 has the women’s soccer team played the MAAC opener with consecutive wins. But the Stags changed this year, defeating both Rider and Loyola in the past week.

Their game against Rider ended in a 1-0 victory.

Junior Carley Beyar took a shot at the goal from 30 yards out which was blocked, yet rebounded by Jacquelyn Ley ’14.

In their game against Loyola, both goals were scored in the first half – the first from Ashley Small ’15 in the 16th minute with an assist from Beyar.

The Greyhounds’ goal in the 30th minute tied the game at one a piece.

However, Erin Petterson ’15 came in with her first collegiate goal 67 seconds after the rebuttal from the Greyhounds.

The game remained 2-1, with Kathleen Early ’15 saving six shots in the second half.

Fairfield plays their first game at home since Sept. 7 on Friday, Oct. 5, against Niagara at 7 p.m.


The volleyball team’s past week was filled with games and some victories.

The first game ended in a win against Marist on Wednesday the 26th with a score of 3-0.

In their game against Rider on Saturday Stags came out with a 3-0 victory.

The most recent game was against Loyola where the Stags crushed the Greyhounds for their third straight win.

Sophomore Camille Coffey had an amazing game with 12 kills and 13 digs, while Marilyn Peizer ’15 had ten of her 19 errorless swings and Caitlin Stapleton added a total of 9 kills.

The Stags trailed in their second set 12-10 when Coffey delivered two kills to tie the set and Hayley Moyer ’13 with her serve allowed the Stags to come ahead and win the set 25-15.

The Stags’ next match is against Siena College on Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. against Siena College followed by Marist on Oct. 7.

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