Courtesy: Fairfield University

Women's Lacrosse Faces Columbia on Wednesday

Courtesy: Fairfield University
February 21, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University women’s lacrosse team will be looking for their first win of the season as they travel to New York to face Columbia on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. on Robert K. Kraft Field.

Fairfield (0-2) vs. Columbia (0-1): The Stags and Lions will meet on Wednesday for the 10th time in program history. Fairfield is 1-8 all-time against Columbia. The last meeting between the two sides was last season on February 24, a game in which the Columbia won 14-11.

Scouting the Lions: Columbia is coming off a season opening 14-8 loss at Drexel on February 19. Senior midfielder led the offense with four goals and one assist, while four other players each had one goal. Junior Kelsey Gedin earned the start in cage for the Lions, posting seven saves against the Dragons.

Last Time Out: The Stags fell to UConn 16-12 back on February 15. Fairfield was led offensively by hat tricks from Alex Fehmel and Riley Hellstein. Fehmel also handed out an assist to round out a four-point day from the Stags’ midfield. Lily Crager and Taylor Mitchell each added two goals, Brenna Connolly netted a goal and an assist, Riley Smith scored a goal and Kathleen Hulseman distributed one assist to complete the Fairfield attack. Caleigh O'Connor went the distance in the cage, finishing with eight saves, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Career Milestones: Senior Riley Hellstein has racked up 140 draw controls in her career thus far ranking third in program history. Chloe Morgan ’13 ranks second with 141 and Melanie Raso ’14 is first with 153 total draw controls.

Looking Ahead: After Wednesday’s matchup, Fairfield will return home to play Hofstra on February 25 at 3:00 p.m. The game will be the back end of a men’s and women’s lacrosse double header beginning at noon with the men’s team taking on Rutgers. 

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