Courtesy: Fairfield University

Women's Lacrosse Travels to Boston

Courtesy: Fairfield University
March 14, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University women’s lacrosse team travels to Nickerson Field to face the Boston University Terriers on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.

Fairfield (2-3) vs. Boston University (1-4): The Stags and Terriers will meet on Wednesday for the second time in program history. Last season, the Terriers left Fairfield with a 13-8 victory on February 20.  

Scouting the Terriers: Boston is returning from a two game swing on the West Coast where they went 0-2 against San Diego State and USC. Junior attack Avery Donahue leads the Terrier offense with 12 points this season off eight goals and four assists. Senior attack Elisabeth Jayne has the most goals for her squad with nine. Senior goalkeeper Caroline Meegan has started every game in between the pipes, posting a 14.74 goals against average and 62 saves on the season.   

Last Time Out: The Fairfield University women’s lacrosse team extended their winning streak to two in a row by defeating the University of New Hampshire Wildcats 10-5 on March 5. Caleigh O’Connor recorded a career high 10 saves while also collecting five groundballs and causing two turnovers en route to MAAC Defensive Player of the Week honors. The Stags' balanced attack against the Wildcats was led by Brooke Gallagher who recorded her first multi-goal game of her career with three scores from just four total shots. Four more Stags each added two points with Riley Hellstein, Alex Fehmel, and Lily Crager all notching a pair of goals while Scarlett Sulliman registered a goal and an assist. Rounding out the offense, Brenna Connolly and Riley Smith each tallied a helper.

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 will host Sacred Heart on Wednesday, March 22 for a 3:00 p.m. contest on Conway Field at Rafferty Stadium. 

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