FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Senior Alex Fehmel scored five goals including the game-winner in overtime to push Fairfield past Marist 10-9 in Poughkeepsie. The midfielder's dramatic goal also gave her 10 career game-winning goals, tied for the most in program history. With the win, the Stags improved to 5-0 in the MAAC and extended their winning streak to seven straight games.
Fairfield controlled the game out of the gate, Hulsemann put the visitors up 1-0 with a goal five minutes into the game. The Red Foxes answered with two straight scores, but the Stags countered by scoring the next four to end the half. Hulsemann notched her second, while Connolly, Fehmel, and Gallagher all got on the board for the first time to give Fairfield a 5-2 advantage at the break.
The Red Foxes rallied with a 5-2 scoring run to open the second frame and tie the score at seven at the 12:03 mark. Fehmel gave the lead back to Fairfield for a moment before Marist scored back-to-back to gain control of the lead. And with under six minutes to play, Fehmel once again scored to tie the game at nine and push the contest into extra time.
In the overtime period, both sides would trade possessions until Fehmel scored the game-winner with 22 ticks left on the clock.
The Stags head home to close out the regular season with three games on Conway Field at Rafferty Stadium. First up, they host Iona on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.