Oct. 3, 2012
The Siena field hockey team could not withstand a strong second half from the Fairfield Stags dropping an 8-0 decision in the process.
Fairfield (7-6) got on the board early when Sarah Wickles found the back of the cage only four minutes into the game. Siena came out firing and bested a first half season high with eight shots, three on goal in the opening 35 minutes. In fact, at one time Siena was outshooting the Stags 7-2, three of those shots coming from the stick of Lindsey Mayo.
After a late score by Fairfield made it 2-0, the Saints were outshot 24-1 the rest of the way. Siena would surrender six Stags' goals in the closing frame with Felicitas Heinen recording a hat trick and Kristian Stefanides adding two goals of her own.
The Saints (0-8) attempted nine shots on the afternoon, four from Mayo and two shots on goal from Gabrielle Sullivan. Beth Meyers recorded nine saves in 60 minutes, while her replacement Mary Drabich notched two. Siena also played five penalty corners, all in the first half while surrendering 10.
The squad will end their month long road trip and enter Northeast Conference play as they travel to Bryant on Sunday. The game is scheduled for a 12:00 start.