FAIRFIELD, Conn.– The Fairfield University women’s lacrosse team hosts the University of New Hampshire on Sunday at noon on Conway Field at Rafferty Stadium.
Fairfield (1-3) vs. New Hampshire (0-4): The Stags and Wildcats will meet on Sunday for the 10th time in program history. Fairfield is 4-5 all-time against New Hampshire. The last meeting between the two sides was exactly one year ago (March 5, 2016), a game in which the Stags won 16-6 in Durham, New Hampshire.
Scouting the Wildcats: New Hampshire has yet to win a game this season and is coming off an 11-10 overtime loss at Holy Cross on Wednesday. Melissa Gurello and Devon Croke each had a hat trick on the day, while Carly Wooters and Krissy Schafer both added a pair of goals. Kate Clancy earned the start in net, making eight saves on the day.
Last Time Out: The team earned their first win of the season with a 19-14 victory over Hofstra. Riley Hellstein posted eight points off seven goals and an assist while also collecting seven draw controls. Sophomore Erin Mammele tied the program record with eight draw controls on the day. Not to be overlooked was Brenna Connolly who posted seven points against the Pride with three goals and four assists. Taylor Mitchell added a hat trick, Kathleen Hulseman had two scores and a helper, while Scarlett Sulliman and Alex Fehmel each notched a pair of goals.
Career Milestones: Senior Riley Hellstein tallied her 100th career goal against Hofstra, making her just the 11th player in program history to hit that mark. The attacker has also racked up 149 draw controls in her career thus far ranking second all-time at Fairfield. The program record belongs to Melanie Raso ’14, who hauled in 153 draw controls in her career.
Looking Ahead: The Stags head to Boston for their next contest against the Terriers on Wednesday, March 15.