FAIRFIELD, Conn.– The Fairfield University women's lacrosse team closed the regular season with a convincing 14-6 win over Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon. Senior Riley Hellstein got back on track, tying a career-high with seven goals against the Jaspers.
On the day, Fairfield outshot Manhattan 36-15 and outnumbered them 16-4 on draw controls. Sophomore Erin Mammele added eight more to her single-season record which now stands at 82.
Between the pipes, Caleigh O'Connor tallied her 11th win of the season while making five saves in just over 43 minutes of work. Amy White and Caitlin Bennett split the remainder of time for the Stags.
Hellstein got the game rolling, scoring the first three goals of the contest in the first 10 minutes of action. Manhattan would get one on the board, but the Stags countered by closing the half with four straight to head into the break up 7-1.
The second half started with Sulliman giving Fairfield an 8-1 advantage. Eventually the Stags would run the score to 13-3 with just under 10 minutes to play. Manhattan's Sarah Lang then scored three straight for the visitors to make it 13-6. But as time expired, Graham buried her first career goal to put the final tally at 14-6.
The Stags now have a week and half off before they play again at the MAAC Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. on May 5. They will await the results of the First Round on April 29 to determine their opponent.