February 27, 2013

Mangan's Six Goals Key Fairfield Win over Holy Cross

from press release

Senior Chloe Mangan netted six goals to lead the Fairfield University women's lacrosse team to a 12-6 victory over The College of the Holy Cross Wednesday afternoon on Alumni Field. The victory improves the Stags to 2-2 on the year, while the Crusaders fall to 2-2. Fairfield jumped out to an early lead with three goals in a two minute span early in the first half. Jenna Slowey got the Stags on the board 95 seconds into the game and was followed 49 seconds later by Mangan's first of the game. Courtney Chmil scored the final tally of the stretch with a free position goal at the 26:25 mark. Holy Cross answered 11 second later with a Kat Sutton tally to make it 3-1.

Melanie Raso netted a pass from Slowey 4:59 into the half to start another 3-0 Fairfield run. Mangan (19:22) and Chmil (15:48) rounded out that run as the Stags built a 6-1 advantage. Sara Hennessey converted a free position goal for the Crusaders at the 12:52 mark to make it 6-2. Chmil finished her first-half hat trick t the 2:51 mark and the Stags took a 7-2 lead into the intermission.

Hennessey started the second-half scoring for Holy Cross, putting home a pass from MacKenzie Bozel to get the Crusaders within four, 7-3. Mangan netted the next two goals of the game, scoring at 23:47 and 18:55 to push the Stags advantage to six, 9-3. Taylor Zebrowski interrupted Mangan's run with a free position goal at 12:04, but the Stags captain responded with goals at 7:56 and 6:24 to give the Stags an 11-4 lead. Addie Reilly wrapped up Fairfield's offense with her first of the game with 4:57 remaining in the contest. Zebrowski (3:37) and Sutton (2:38) scored in the final minutes to bring the final margin back to six.

Katie Keenan earned the victory in net for the Stags with eight saves, against four goals, in her 54:41 of action. She also picked up a game-high equaling three ground balls. Chelsey Sidaras minded the net for the final 5:19 and made one saves.

Three Crusaders saw action in goal, with Sarah Weber getting the start and playing 44:33 and allowing nine goals with six saves. Maddie Parisi played 11:50 and made two saves with three goals allowed, and Katie Boyle minded the net for the final 3:37 and didn't face a shot.

Fairfield finished the game with a 13-7 advantage in draw controls, with Reilly winning contributing a game-high three. Amanda Best had three ground balls for the Stags, as both teams finished with 13 in the contest. Both teams were also good on 11-13 clears in the game. The Stags caused eight of the nine Holy Cross turnovers, with three players, Chmil, Julie Hudacek and Erinn Hogan, all causing two apiece.

The Stags are back in action on Sunday when they travel to James Madison.

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