March 10, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - Senior M.E. Lapham scored four goals and junior Brittney Testa stopped 13 shots as the UConn women's lacrosse team upended Fairfield, 13-10, on Saturday at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex. The Huskies improved to 5-1 while Fairfield dropped to 3-2 on the season.
Lapham finished with four goals and one assist for her fourth game with at least five points this season. She leads the Huskies after seven games with 19 goals and 25 points.
Testa, a two-time BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, continued her excellent play in net with her fourth double-digit save performance of the season.
Fairfield opened the scoring with a free-position goal at 27:16 but the Huskies responded with four straight and never relinquished the lead.
The Huskies went into the second half with a slight 7-5 edge and went on to outscore the Stags, 6-5, in the second half.
Fairfield outshot UConn, 16-7, in the second half but Testa kept Connecticut on top with eight saves in the final 30 minutes.
UConn opened the second half with four straight goals to go ahead, 10-5. Fairfield would tally five of the next seven goals but it wasn't enough as the Huskies held on for the 13-10 victory.
UConn will be in action next on Friday, March 16 with a 3 p.m. contest at Sacred Heart.