FAIRFIELD, Conn. – On a day where seniors Alex Fehmel and Riley Hellstein each tallied six points in a 17- 5 win at Quinnipiac, it was sophomore Erin Mammele who set the tone of the game. The midfielder controlled the contest from the circle, tying a career-high and program single-game record with eight draw controls while also breaking the Fairfield single-season draw control record. Through 12 games, Mammele has now collected 58 draw controls, three more than Colleen Reynolds’ 55 that she racked up last season.
On the offensive side of the ball, the senior captains combined to tally 17 points between the three of them. Fehmel led all scorers with six goals, followed by Hellstein who tallied six points off five goals and an assist, and Scarlett Sulliman had five points off two goals and three assists. Brenna Connolly and Taylor Mitchell each had a trio of points, Connolly posted three assists while Mitchell fired home three scores. And rounding out the attack, Kathleen Hulseman registered a goal and an assist.
Caleigh O'Connor made the start between the pipes, giving up just three goals while making three saves in 48 minutes of work. Amy White took the reins for the rest of the night, allowing two goals and recording three saves.
The first half started well for the home team as they got on the board first, but Fehmel would tie the game for the Stags who would never relinquish the lead. The senior scored the first three goals and had Fairfield up 3-2 midway through the opening frame. The Stags would then use a 4-1 run to close out the half and take a 7-3 advantage heading into the break.
In the second stanza, the Fairfield offense did not let up and the defense played equally as well holding the Bobcats scoreless for nearly 25 minutes. The Stags built themselves a 16-3 lead during that span before Victoria Bobinski ended the scoring drought for Quinnipiac with under eight minutes to play in the game.
The Stags forced Quinnipiac into 25 total turnovers and registered 15 caused turnovers on the night with Hellstein leading the way notching five of her own. They also held their opponent to just 14 total shots on the night while firing off 35.
Now at 4-0 in league play and riding a six-game win streak, Fairfield heads to Poughkeepsie on Saturday to face Marist at 1:00 p.m.