Denver vs. Fairfield
May 2, 2013
The Game Story:
The Fairfield University men's lacrosse team saw its 2013 season come to a close with a 10-8 defeat at the hands of #3 Denver in the semifinals of the ECAC Lacrosse League championship. The Stags finish the year at 8-7, while the Pioneers improve to 12-3.

Fairfield fell behind 1:40 into the game when Eric Law netted the fourth shot of a flurry of Denver attempts for a 1-0 lead. The Pioneers made it 2-0 midway in the first-half on a Wesley Berg tally.

That would be the largest margin of a contest that saw three ties, but no lead changes. Sam Snow tied the game for the final time with 10:17 to play in the game, netting a pass from Colin McLinden to knot the score 7-7, 48 seconds after Denver took a 7-6 edge.

Cameron Flint put Denver ahead for good with a goal with 7:41 to play in the game, and Eric Adamson put the lead back to two with 5:50 to play added an insurance goal with 5:50 to play.

Eric Warden gave the Stags life with an unassisted tally with 3:04 to play, getting Fairfield within a tally, 9-8. Law added a goal into an empty net with 68 seconds to play to secure the win for Denver.

Snow finished with a goal and three assists to lead the Stags, who received hat tricks from Warden and Jordan Greenfield. McLinden had two assists while TJ Neubauer added a goal.

Jack Murphy made 11 saves in net for the Stags and had one of the 26 ground balls. The Stags finished with a 26-19 advantage in that category for the game. Jamie Faus earned the win in net with eight second-half saves, while allowing four goals in his 30 minutes. Ryan LaPlante started and made six stops against four goals allowed.

Michael Roe went 11-21 at the face-off X for the Stags and picked up a game-best five ground balls. Marshall Johnson and Jordan Greenfield had a caused turnover apiece, as the Stags committed a season-low seven turnovers.
With the Stags trailing 2-0 Greenfield got the Stags on the board with a man-up goal with 4:37 to play in the quarter. The junior knotted the score 61 seconds later with an unassisted goal.

Chase Carrarro broke the deadlock with 6:55 to play before the break, scoring with the 30-second warning ticking down. Cameron Flint put the Pioneer advantage back to two with an unassisted goal with 5:24 to play. Warden answered less than a minute later putting a pass from McLinden under the cross bar. Berg wasted little time with the answer, scoring 41 seconds later to put Denver ahead 5-3, with 3:49 to play before the break.

Neubauer scored a man-up goal, from a Snow pass, with 1:53 to play in the half to make it 5-4, which was the margin at halftime.

Flint scored the first goal of the second-half 10:48 into the period, stopping seven-yards out on the wing and putting the ball in the back of the net, for the 6-4. Snow found Greenfield again with 2:27 left to play in the third to get Fairfield back within a goal once again, 6-5. Warden tided the scored 3:22 into the final stanza. Denver wasted little time reclaiming the lead when Berg scored with 10:50 remaining in regulation for the 7-6 advantage.

Snow scored 33 ticks later, netting a pass from McLinden to once again tie the game, 7-7. Flint went high for Denver with 7:41 remaining in the fourth quarter. Eric Adamson netted an insurance goal with 5:50 to play.