Fairfield wins twice to extend streak, maintain lead in conference standings
The Fairfield Stags have been named the NCAA.com Men’s Lacrosse Team of the Week for performances during March 31 through April 6.
Fairfield defeated UMass 10-9 Saturday to extend its winning streak to five games and remain undefeated in Colonial Athletic Association play. The Stags entered the Inside Lacrosse poll this week at No. 20.
Jake Knostman and TJ Neubauer each scored three goals for the Stags, who emerged victorious in a one-goal contest for the first time this season. The Stags’ four defeats were all one-goal losses.
Fairfield held a 10-7 lead with 6 minutes to play and UMass stormed back within a goal with 2:52 remaining. Tyler Behring, who made 12 saves with a pair of ground balls to improve to 4-0 in goal, held off the Minutemen attack.
Junior midfielder Charlie Schnider also tallied a goal and an assist against the Minutemen.
Fairfield (7-4, 2-0 CAA) hosts No. 15 Towson on Saturday.