Men’s Soccer

This past Sunday, the Stags traveled to New York for a match against Manhattan College and secured their first win of the MAAC season. The first half remained scoreless even though the Jaspers outshot the Stags 10-7, with four shots on goal, all of which were blocked by goalkeeper Michael O’Keeffe ’13.

In the second half, Jordan Ayris ‘15 passed the ball to Reco McLaren ’14, who then scored the first goal of the game.
Only 10 minutes later, McLaren scored another goal with an assist from Adam Cowen ’13, who used his height to his advantage and headed the ball towards the middle of the field where McLaren was waiting.

Soon after, Jon Clements ’14 scored the last goal for the Stags, with an assist from George Newton ’16.

O’Keeffe had his fifth shutout of the season, a feat that ties him for most shutouts in Fairfield history with 20.

The Stags will return home for two MAAC battles at Lessing Field, the first on Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m. against Rider, then on October 21 at 1 p.m.

Field Hockey

With a game at home, field hockey shut out Georgetown in a huge victory. The Stags had nine times as many shots as the Hoyas, with a total of 27-3.

Both goalkeepers Maddy Sposito ’13 and Casey Heely ’16 earned a shutout to their name. Freshman Kristian Stefanides totaled 2 goals in the match.

Junior Christy Starsinic scored five yards out in the 21st minute with an assist from Molly Caffrey ’13.

Only six minutes later, Kaitlyn Taddeo ’16 scored, giving the Stags a 2-0 lead going into the half.

Sophomore Lindsey Hatch brought the ball up the field to score an unassisted goal, and later Taddeo scored on a rebound shot from Stefanides.

Junior Nikki McLucas took advantage of yet another rebound shot, bringing the score up to 5-0.

The last goal of the game was from Stefanides with an assist from Hillary Fitts ’14.

The Stags will host their last conference game against Vermont this weekend for the last spot in the America East Conference tournament. Fairfield is winless in their first three America East games thus far.

The Stags will host their senior day as well as their annual Play 4 the Cure event as they play their final non-conference match against the University of Pennsylvania.


The volleyball team traveled to Niagara University on Sunday. where they won 3-0.

Senior Brianna Dixion had a season-high 20 kills with only three errors in a total of 41 attempts, moving her into eighth place all-time at Fairfield for career kills, and totaling 1,148 for her career.

Junior Rachel Romansky had a total of 42 assists, 15 digs, and 3 kills.

Sophomore Camille Coffey finished with a total of 9 kills and 16 digs. In addition, Caitlin Stapleton’15 totaled 9 kills as well as Lindsay Weaver’15 with 7 kills.

The Stags posted 75 digs, with Carsen Mata ’15 tallying 15 digs, Kara Reis ’13 having 10 digs, and Marilyn Peizer ’15 tying a career-best with 11 digs.

Junior Hayley Moyer had three out of Fairfield’s four blocks.

Fairfield (13-8; 8-3 in conference) continues with their next game against Saint Peter’s University on October 20 and Manhattan College on Oct. 21.

Fairfield currently sits in second in the MAAC, trailing only Canisius.

Cross Country

The Fairfield University Men and Women’s Cross Country hosted the 5th Annual Fr. Laurence O’Neil, S.J. Invitational on Saturday Oct. 13.

The women’s captured 3rd overall while the men’s team finished in 4th overall.

Senior Sam Goodnow finished in fourth in her last home event, with Maggie MacKenzie ’15 finishing 9th overall.

Junior Hillary Maxson finished in 11th with Kathleen Woods ’16 trailing right behind her. Molly Leidig ’14 placed 15th overall.
Sophomore Jake Ruskan was the top-finisher for the men’s team, placing 17th overall.

Senior Dylan Fisher came in close after Ruskan placing 18th overall. Freshman Dan DeBlock, Nick Carapezza ’16, and Matt Boley ’13 all finished under 27 minutes, with Kyle Wegner ’15 and Frank Segreto ’16 finishing under 28 minutes.

Fairfield will travel to the 2012 MAAC Championships in Buena Vista, Fl on October 27 that will air on ESPN3.

Women’s Soccer

The Stags came together this past Sunday for a win against Siena after losing to defending MAAC Champions Marist the previous game.

The Stags now have a record of 8-4-2 and still remain in first place with 15 points.

Sophomore Ashley Small scored the first goal of the game in the 23rd minute from 20 yards out with an assist from Lauren Reilly ’13.

Junior Jac Ley scored her third goal of the season in the 51st minute from a rebound from herself, putting the Stags at the 2-0 lead.

Sophomore Kathleen Early played in net for the entire duration with four saves, the fourth shutout for Early.

The Stags continue their four-game road trip this Saturday, traveling to New Rochelle, N.Y. to face Iona College at noon.

They then travel to Yale to take on the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. on October 22.

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