Fairfield Wins Fourth Straight With 14-5 Victory Over Hobart
Courtesy of Fairfield Athletics
The Fairfield University men’s lacrosse team won its fourth straight game, defeating ECAC Lacrosse League foe Hobart College, 14-5, Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium. The win improves the Stags overall record to 5-2 and to 2-0 in ECAC play, while the Statesmen fall to 2-5 on the year and 0-2 in conference action.
After a deliberate start to the game from both teams, Nick Baglio got the Stags offense going with an unassisted tally with 6:16 to play in the first quarter. Max Trunz made the score 2-0, 37 seconds later with his first tally of the afternoon. The Stags ran the lead to 3-0 on Trunz’ second of the afternoon, on a pass from Ryan Mulford. Kevin Peter’s extended the advantage to four goals with an unassisted goal at the 7:39 mark of the half. It marked the first of five consecutive goals the Stag would score in a 2:37 span to build an 8-0 advantage at the intermission.
Sam Snow tallied the first goal of the second-half, 3:11 into the period, to give the 9-0 advantage. Hobart finally broke through on a Mike Lazore tally at the 10:00 mark of the quarter, but John Snellman and Mulford struck at 9:31 and 8:29 to push the advantage to 11-1. The Statesmen scored the next two goals, but Snellman ended the third quarter and started the fourth with consecutive goals to make the advantage 13-3.
Snellman led the Stags offense with a hat trick, while Snow and Trunz also both added three points. Snow had a goal and two assists, while Trunz went for two goals and an assist. Fairfield had 11 different players score at least once on the afternoon, including Doug Kuring, who had the game-winning goal, as well as an assist.
Joe Marra minded the net for the entire contest, making seven saves in picking up his fifth win of the season. Max Silberlicht started in net, playing 24:03, for Hobart, and took the loss, allowing seven goals, while making nine saves. Evan Kirk allowed six goals, while stopping seven shots, in 29:37 of action. Jon Lawless minded the net for the final 6:20, making three saves and allowing one goal.
Steve Golmont controlled the face-off X for the Stags, wining 14-20 to start the game, as the Stags won 15-22 for the contest. Sean Bannon picked up a game-high seven ground balls, helping Fairfield to a 42-26 advantage in that category. Five players, including Brendan McTague, recorded two caused turnovers in the game, as the Stags finished with a 14-12 edge in that category. Both teams committed 20 turnovers in the game, with Hobart clearing 17-20 and the Stags clearing 15-21.
The Stags continue ECAC play on Saturday, April 3, when they travel to Kentucky for their first-ever meeting with Bellarmine.