FAIRFIELD, Conn.– The Fairfield University women’s lacrosse team braved the cold and headed to Boston to take on the Boston University Terriers in what turned out to be a stunning overtime loss for the Stags. The home side prevailed 10-9 in a game in which neither side held a lead of more than one goal at any point.
For the second game in a row Caleigh O'Connor posted a career-high in saves. Against the Terriers, she made 13 saves including stopping the potential game-winner in the waning seconds of regulation.
The game was evenly matched as the two sides traded goals all afternoon. Hellstein put the Stags up 1-0, but Boston answered with two straight scores to take a 2-1 lead at the 24:31 mark of the first half.
After that point, neither team could put together more than one goal in a row in the first half. At the end on 30 minutes, the score was tied 5-5. Hellstein had two goals, while Hulseman, Crager, and Sulliman each had one.
Fehmel got in on the scoring action in the second half when she broke the tie and gave Fairfield a 6-5 lead. Eight minutes later she would tie the game at 7-7 and then with under 10 minutes to play she gave Fairfield their final lead of the game when she scored her third of the day to put the Stags up 9-8.
The home side tied the game 9-9 with under seven minutes to play and in overtime scored the game winning goal at the 1:18 mark to stop Fairfield’s two-game winning streak.
Fairfield next plays on Conway Field at Rafferty Stadium when they host Sacred Heart on Wednesday, March 22.