Field Hockey Drops Nail-Biter at Fairfield, 2-1
Sept. 9, 2012
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sophomore Nicole Gerdes scored her second goal of the season, but the Saint Joseph's field hockey team fell at Fairfield on Sunday by a 2-1 score.
Fairfield (4-2) opened the scoring in the fifth minute as Hillary Fitts notched her first goal of the season.
The Stags doubled their lead on a penalty corner with 25:55 to play as Felicitas Heinen scored her team-best seventh goal of the year off a feed from Shealyn Testa.
Saint Joseph's (1-4) got on the board with just under 10 minutes to go as Gerdes took a pass from Jordan Martin on a penalty corner to cut the deficit to one.
The Hawks secured three late penalty corners in a furious rally to tie the game, but the Fairfield defense stood tall to preserve the win.
The Hawks will return to Ellen Ryan Field on Friday for the first of five consecutive home games as they take on Quinnipiac at 3:00 p.m.