Fairfield vs. Holy Cross
February 22, 2003
The Game Story:
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Fairfield University men's lacrosse team opened the 2003 season with a 14-3 win over The College of the Holy Cross, on a wet and cold Saturday afternoon game at University Field.

Rain fell throughout, but it did not put a damper on the Stag (1-0, 0-0 GWLL) offense, which scored the first 10 goals of the game. Fairfield received five goals from senior Matt Buecker (Street, Md./North Hartford), to lead the Stag offense on the afternoon. He also added an assist, and took six shots on the afternoon.

Sophomore AJ Califano (Suffern, NY/Suffern) chipped in with four goals and two assists, while junior Rory McCarthy (Camillus, NY/West Genessee) and senior John Kusak (Rochester, NY/Brighton) each had two goals for the Stags.

Holy Cross (0-1, 0-0 Patriot League) received single goals from Billy Klotz, Dan Fink, and Joe Stefans.

Fairfield senior goalie CJ Kemp (Potomac, Md./Georgetown Prep) had nine saves on the afternoon for Fairfield. Kemp was relieved in the fourth quarter by sophomore Corey Gibbons (North Massapequa, NY/Farmingdale). Gibbons had three saves.

Fairfield returns to action on March 1, as it begins a three game road trip at Penn State University. The Stags will then travel to Brown and Syracuse, before returning home to face Harvard on March 15.