FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Chloe Mangan scored six goals for the Stags as the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team fell to Fairfield, 12-6, at Alumni Field on Wednesday afternoon. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-2 on the season, while the Stags improve to 2-2.
Fairfield would take the early advantage in the first few minutes of the game, jumping out to a 3-0 lead. The Crusaders would answer back with a goal by senior captain Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) at 26:14 to bring the score to 3-1 in favor of Fairfield. Fairfield would extend its lead to 6-1, adding three more goals coming from Melanie Raso at 25:02, Mangan at 19:22 and Courtney Chmil at 15:48. Junior Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) brought the score to 6-2 when she scored a free-position goal at 12:52. To finish off scoring for the first half, Chmil would add her third goal of the day for Fairfield at 2:51 as the Stags ended the half with a 7-2 lead over the Crusaders.
Hennessey would score the first goal of the second half at 26:30, with freshman MacKenzie Bozel (Hunt Valley, Md.) picking up the assist on the play which was her first collegiate point. Mangan would score for Fairfield at 23:47 and again at 18:55 to raise its lead to 9-3 over the Crusaders. Senior Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) at 12:04 scored on a free-position shot to make it a 9-4 contest. But two goals by Mangan and a goal by Addie Reilly increased the lead to 12-4. Zebrowski and Sutton each scored a goal to conclude the scoring for the 12-6 final. Sutton's goal was assisted by senior captain Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.). Sutton now has 98 career goals which are seventh all-time in program history.
Junior goalie Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) made six saves and allowed four goals as she played in 44:33, while junior goalie Maddie Parisi (Westport, Conn.) saw 11:50 of action as she posted two saves and allowed three goals. Freshman goalie Katie Boyle (Devon, Pa.) made her collegiate debut playing in 3:37. Katie Keenan earned the win for the Stags as she played in 54:41 allowing four goals and posting eight saves, while Chelsey Sidaras played in 5:19 as she made one save and allowed two goals. Fairfield outshot Holy Cross, 29-20, while each team picked up 13 ground balls. Fairfield tallied 13 draw controls and Holy Cross posted seven, while the Crusaders went 2-7 on free-position shots and the Stags went 2-5.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, March 2, when they return to Fairfield, Conn., to take on Sacred Heart at noon.