LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 2/22/12
From Press Release
Junior midfielder Jill Maier had two goals, while junior attacker Claire Brady added a pair of assists to lead Hofstra, but Fairfield rallied back from a five-goal deficit to defeat the Pride, 12-8, on Wednesday afternoon at Alumni Field.
The loss evens Hofstra’s 2012 record at 1-1, while Fairfield improves to 2-0 this season.
Hofstra got off to a hot start in the contest as the Pride led 8-3 with 3:40 left in the opening stanza.
The Pride scored the first five goals of the contest as senior midfielder Maryann Miller started the scoring at the 28:24 mark before Hofstra added goals from junior midfielder Casey Kellogg, Maier, sophomore midfielder Liz Anders and junior midfielder Emily von Hollen to push the advantage to 5-0 with 18:55 left before halftime.
Brady keyed the run for the Pride as she assisted on two of the first three goals, while Miller added an assist during the run.
After Chloe Mangan got the Stags on the board with 18:26 left in the first half, Hofstra scored three of the next five goals in the game to open up the 8-3 advantage. Junior attacker Taylor Albright started the run and she was joined in the scoring column by Maier and sophomore attacker Lindsay McKinnon (Fairport).
Fairfield would take the momentum into the break, though, as the Stags scored the final two goals of the stanza to cut the deficit to 8-5.
Following halftime it was all Fairfield as they held Hofstra without a goal over the final 33:40 of the contest in rallying for the 12-8 victory. The Stags scored the game’s final nine goals, including 7-0 during the second half.
Senior goalie Jaclyn Pandolf (Sachem North) led Hofstra with four ground balls, while also making eight saves in net. Albright and Miller joined Maier and Brady in leading the Pride with two points. Maier had a team-best three draw controls.
Addie Reilly led the Stags with five goals and tied for team-high honors with three draw controls. Courtney Chmil posted a game-high five ground balls for Fairfield.
Hofstra returns to action on Saturday when it travels to nationally-ranked Boston College for a 1 p.m. contest. The Eagles are ranked No. 8 by Inside Lacrosse this week and were ranked No. 13 in the preseason Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll.