Big second half secures Fairfield a 14-8 victory. The Sacred Heart Pioneers (1-6) started slow, battled back, ended slowly against the Fairfield Stags (2-3). The Stags jumped out to a 6-0 first-quarter lead with tallies from Dylan Beckwith (5G,4a), seven seconds later, Frankie Labetti (1g), followed :21 later by a second from Beckwith, Beckwith setting up Trent Moran (1g), Beckwith added his 11th and Dean Ford (1g) all scored in just over six minutes.
The uprising was ended off Carson Spooner (1g) and a pair from Drew Edwards (3g) with the first being on the EMO and the curtain closed on the 6-3 quarter. Travis Ford (2g) at 7:21 and Sal Miccio (1g ) for SHU made it 7-4. Travis Ford hit rope again. Trevor Johnson scored twice in :54 to make it a two-goal game at 8-6 at the half.
Fairfield went back on the offensive with Malcolm MacInnes (1g) on the advantage, Daniel Wilson (1g), and the man of the hour, Beckwith seemingly breaking it open with the Stags holding the 11-6 advantage. Trevor Johnson got his 8th on the advantage but, was countered by a Ryan Lancaster (1g,1a) net bender and we would go the fourth quarter with the Stags in control, 12-7.
Jake Garb (1g,1a) tried to start a SHU comeback but was snuffed out by Beckwith. Setting up Matt Chiastawa (1g,1a) and Beckwith recording his 13th to close the book on a 14-8 game.
We came out and really played our brand of lacrosse in the first quarter,” said Head Coach Andrew Baxter. “We knew the adversity was coming and that they would come back, but we did a very good job of fighting through that and then closing it out in the fourth quarter. It was a great team win.
Dis and Dat
Shots were 54-39 leaning the Fairfield way with On Goal being 27- 18 for the Stags. Fairfield owned the ground ball battle, 33-23 as well as face-offs, 17-8. Colin Consoli stopped 10 Pios shots with Colton King turning away 13 for SHU. Big second half secures Fairfield a 14-8 victory.