Baglio Leads No. 18 Fairfield Over Hartford
from press release
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The No. 18 Fairfield University men's lacrosse team earned a 12-9 win over visiting non-conference foe University of Hartford on Tuesday afternoon on Lessing Field. The victory improves the Stags record to 7-3, while the Hawks fall to 3-8.
Nick Baglio netted a pass from Doug Kuring with 32 seconds remaining in the third quarter, to snap a 5-5 tie, and start a 6-0 Fairfield run, as the Stags pulled away for the victory. Logan Rausse did not give the Hawks a chance to recover in the final stanza, putting home a pass from Sam Snow 25 seconds into the quarter, for a 7-5 lead. Kevin Peters struck at the 13:58 mark, followed by Kuring (11:37) and the eventual game-winner from Matt Plominski with 10:52 to play in the game.
Aiden Genik snapped the Stags run with a goal at the 8:13 mark, but Nick Baglio answered with 5:39 to play for the Stags. Hartford netted the final three goals of the game, all in the last 2:35 of play, to provide the final margin.
Joseph Marra earned the win in net for the Stags, making 11 saves in his 56 minutes of action, and allowing six goals. JD Coleman played the final four minutes in net for Fairfield, allowing three goals and making a save. Scott Bement made 11 saves for Hartford, allowing 12 goals, in playing all 60 minutes.
Baglio led the Stags offense with three goals, while Kuring had three points on a goal and two assists. Brent Adams and Ryan Mulford both scored twice for Fairfield, while Peters had a goal and an assist for his two points.
Fairfield was 1-3 in man-up chances, while holding Hartford scoreless in its extra-man opportunities (0-4). The Hawks committed one additional turnover, 23-22, while having an extra ground ball, 38-37. Fairfield cleared the ball 22-24, with the Hawks going 16-22.
The Stags had nine caused turnovers in the victory, with two each from Sean Bannon and Gordie Wells. Drew Palmer, who had one caused turnover, led the Stags with four ground balls.
Genik finished the game with four points, touching net three times for the Hawks. Michael Cudmore added three points, with two assists, while Bender finished tallied a pair of goals.
The Stags scored the only goal of the first quarter when Ryan Mulford touched net with 2:58 to play in the opening stanza. Baglio made the score 2-0 with 8:54 to play in the second quarter and Hartford found the back of the net with 2:47 remaining in the first-half, to make the halftime score 2-1.
Marshall Johnson won the opening face-off of the second-half and fed Brent Adams for a tally 11 seconds into the quarter, for a 3-1 edge. The team's alternated goals over for the next four goals, with John Snellman's man-up goal with 1:57 remaining in the third quarter giving the Stags a 5-3 edge. Hartford struck for two goals in a seven second span, as Genik (1:36) and Justin Bearse (1:29) evened the game at 5-5.
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