FAIRFIELD, Conn. – In the lowest-scoring final in CAA history, the Fairfield University men’s lacrosse team fell to top-seeded and No. 11 nationally ranked Towson, 4-2, in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship Game on Saturday at Towson’s Johnny Unitas Stadium.
The Stags had won their third consecutive regular season conference championship this season, a campaign that ends with a record of 9-8.
Fairfield has posted five consecutive winning seasons and has never been below .500 in eight years under the direction of Head Coach Andy Copelan.
On Saturday, Fairfield kept Towson off the board for the first 31:08 of play, while the Stags were held scoreless for the final 37:24 of action.
Fairfield had upended third-seeded Hofstra, 11-8, on Thursday to record their first-ever CAA postseason win in the semifinal round.
Senior Charlie Schnider notched an unassisted tally, while sophomore Charlie Horning’s goal was assisted by rookie sensation Colin Burke, who ends his freshman season as the CAA co-Player and Rookie of the Year with 63 points. Horning also scooped up five ground balls, many of which extended Fairfield possessions in the attacking area.
Joe Guidarelli added a pair of ground balls, and Will Fox went 6-of-10 at the faceoff ‘X’ with two ground balls of his own.
First Team All-CAA goalkeeper Tyler Behring made 11 saves in the cage.
Matt Borda anchored the defensive unit in front of him with four ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Schnider, Burke and Behring represented the Stags on the CAA All-Championship Team.
Burke totaled eight points in two games – five goals and three assists – with Schnider scoring a goal and with three assists for the weekend and Behring making 25 saves with 12 goals allowed for a .714 save percentage.
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