Bryant vs. Fairfield
February 26, 2011
The Game Story:
Men's Lacrosse Falls 6-5 At Bryant

The Fairfield University men's lacrosse team dropped a 6-5 decision to Bryant College this afternoon in a non-conference action. The Stags fall to 1-1 on the year, while the Bulldogs improve to 2-0.

After a scoreless first quarter the Bulldogs broke through just over four minutes into the second on a goal by Matt Bletzer. Bryant struck again 91 seconds later for a 2-0 advantage. The Stags answered with three straight goals, in a span of 4:36. Jordan Greenfield fed Ryan Mulford for his first goal of the season at 5:59. Sam Snow touched net for the first time this year, on a pass from Max Trunz, to tie the score 2-2 with 3:22 before intermission. Rookie Shawn Honovich gave the Stags the lead with 83 seconds left in the quarter, scoring his first collegiate goal in the process.

The Bulldogs started the scoring 76 seconds into the third quarter when Bletzer fed Max Weisenberg to tie the score 3-3. Bletzer scored the only other goal of the quarter, unassisted, with 1:29 left in the period to give Bryant a 4-3 lead.

Snow scored his second of the game 5:20 into the final stanza to tie the score for the final time 4-4. The Bulldogs took control of the game with back-to-back goals 57 seconds apart with Gary Crowley (5:01) and Travis Harrington (4:04) touching net. Trunz got the Stags back within a goal, putting home a pass from Matt Plominski with 3:46 to play. Fairfield had several shots on net, including one as time expired from Plominski but could not get the ball into the back of the net for the equalizer.

Charlie Cipriano played the entire game in net for the Stags, making 11 saves in the effort. Jameson Love earned the win for the Bulldogs, making a dozen saves.

Fairfield had a 32-29 advantage in total shots, with both teams putting 17 shots on net. The Stags cleared the ball 20-23, with Bryant clearing 19-21 on the afternoon. Fairfield once again held an opponent scoreless in man-up situations, committing only one offense on the afternoon, while going 0-2 in its own man-up chances. Bryant finished with a 32-19 edge in ground balls.

The Stags are back in action on Tuesday, March 1 when they host Quinnipiac at Alumni Field. The 7 p.m. game, Fairfield's home opener, is the first of five consecutive home games for the Stags.

Courtesy of
Fairfield University