FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Monmouth University field hockey team dropped a 6-1 decision at Fairfield in non-conference play, Friday afternoon at University Field. Junior Amanda Schoenfeld (West Sayville, N.Y./Connetquot) scored the Hawks’ lone goal as the Blue and White fall to 2-6 on the season, while the Stags, who will join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) for field hockey in 2015, improve to 7-2 with the victory.
Fairfield’s Ann Burgoyne scored twice and Shealyn Testa added a goal in the opening half to help the Stags build a three goal lead. Felicitas Heinen converted a penalty stroke to open the second half scoring in the 37th minute, while Julie DePaeuw found the back of the cage four minutes later to push the home team ahead by five.
The Hawks stopped the run in the 46th minute when freshman Lauren Weller (New Hope, Pa./New Hope-Solebury) sent a feed to the left side of the circle where Schoenfeld connected on her third goal of the year and second tally in as many games. The assist marks the first collegiate point for Weller, who was playing in her second game of the season.
The Stags capped of their scoring in the 64th minute when Heinen connected with her second of the game off a penalty corner.
Monmouth’s goalkeeper Amanda Westerweller (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel) turned away eight shots in defeat. Caitlin Bennett made five saves for Fairfield in the winning effort.
For the game, Fairfield outshot MU 20-9, while both sides both earned four penalty corner opportunities.
Monmouth returns home this Sunday at 1 p.m. as it welcomes Delaware to West Long Branch.
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