From the Vermont Press Release
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Doug Kuring and John Snellman each scored twice to lead Fairfield to a 9-6 victory over the Vermont men’s lacrosse team in non-conference action on Monday afternoon. Sophomore Drew Philie led the Catamounts with three goals, while junior Geoff Worley added a pair and an assist, as they fall to 3-3 on the year.
Vermont took a 1-0 lead behind a Worley goal just 35 seconds in, but Fairfield would answer with the next four scores and would lead by as many as six at 9-3. Trailing 4-1, Catamount sophomore A.J. Masson earned an unassisted tally that cut it to a two-goal game 1:02 into the second quarter. Philie earned his first of the day 5:07 before the half, but the Stags carried a 6-3 lead into intermission.
Fairfield (4-2) scored the only two goals in the third quarter and Kuring’s second of the game made it 9-3 with exactly eight minutes left in regulation. Vermont netted the final three goals of the contest with Philie earning the first two and Worley picking up the final score with 26 seconds left to make it 9-6.
Fairfield entered the game allowing only 5.8 goals per contest and it improves to 3-1 at home this season. The Stags outshot Vermont 40-30 for the game, including 15-2 in the third quarter alone. Fairfield was also 4-for-7 on extra man opportunities, while the Cats were 0-for-3. Junior David Barton made eight saves in goal for Vermont.
Vermont returns to action on Saturday when it hosts St. John’s at 1 p.m. On Saturday there will be a Flat Fee Real Estate t-shirt toss at halftime and a postgame Catamount Kids Conference presented by the Doubletree.
NOTES: With the win Fairfield takes a 3-2 lead in the all-time series … In the latest New England Poll the Catamounts were ranked fourth, while Fairfield was seventh … Philie was named the America East Player of the Game.