Field Hockey

The team played two games this weekend, competing against Saint Louis and Michigan. For the first game against Saint Louis on Friday, the Stags played great defense as well as offense, leaving the game scoreless until the 21st minute.

Junior Nikki McLucas scored with a great assist from Kaitlyn Taddeo ’15. With magnificent saves from Maddy Sposito ’13, the Stags were able to win 1-0, giving them their fifth straight win.

Unfortunately after their strong performance, the Stags lost to 23rd-ranked Michigan,with a score of 5-0.

Cross Country

Men’s and women’s cross country competed in the 18th annual Br. John “Paddy” Doyle Iona college meet of champions at Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday.
The men’s team placed eighth overall and the women’s team finished in seventh. The fastest time ever recorded by a Fairfield runner at this venue was set by Howie Rosas ’14 with a time of 25:59:99, which was good enough for 15th overall.

Sophomore Maureen Crimmins had an impressive time of 23:30:89 for the women’s team and was the first Stag to cross the finish line.

The Stags were able to raise over $2,000 for breast cancer awareness. Fairfield’s next race will be on Sept. 22 when it hosts the 36th Annual Fr. Victor F. Leeber invitational on campus.
Come support the Stags as they raise money for a great cause.

Women’s Soccer

This past Friday, the Stags played in their third consecutive double-overtime game at the University of Maine.

The Stags weren’t able to capture the victory but instead settled for their second straight 0-0 draw of the year.

Rookie goalie Veronica Saez had another outstanding performance in net holding Maine to zero goals and stopped a career best nine shots. With this performance Veronica Saez was able to capture MAAC Rookie-of-the-week for the second straight week.

She has allowed just one goal and has 20 saves so far this season. The Stags will try and keep up their longest unbeaten streak this Friday when they travel to Fordham for a game at 7 p.m.

Men’s Golf

Fairfield University men’s golf finished sixth at the Rutgers Fall Invitational. After three days of competition the Stags were able to score a combined score of 896, which was only 22 strokes behind USC Upstate, who ended up being the champions.

Sophomore Ricky Dowling had an amazing performance in which included 35 pars across 54 holes and also added an outstanding 8 birdies and finished with only 217 strokes. Dowling was able to finish in fourth place at the Fall invitational.
Senior Scott Rainuad and Patrick Lynch ’15 both shot 227 and tied in a respectable 29th place tie. Fairfield’s next tournament is September 24-25 when they participate at the Hartford Hawks invitational at Bulls Bridge Golf Course.

Women’s Golf

Women’s golf was able to place seventh at the Dartmouth Women’s invitational, which was held September 15-16 at Hanover Country Club.

The Stags shot 323-319 with a score of 642 in 36 holes. Senior Elly Lemons was the leader amongst the Stags with a great score of 157 and shooting 79-78.

Freshman Olivia Brookes however wasn’t far behind her teammate with a score of 160 and was able to tie in 27th place at this event. Freshman Michelle Applegate played in her first college tournament and finished in 49h place and had a great score of 80 in the second round.

Fairfield gets back on the course October 5-6 when they compete at the Rutgers Fall invitational and then finish up their fall portion of their schedule at the Bobcat invitational on October 22-23.

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