Falcon Lacrosse Team Defeats Fairfield, 12-6
April 11, 2004
The Air Force lacrosse team defeated conference opponent Fairfield 12-6 at the Falcon Lacrosse Stadium on Sunday. The victory snaps a five-game losing streak for the Falcons, who improve to 3-5 overall and 1-1 in the Great Western Lacrosse team. Fairfield falls to 5-6 overall.
"We played very well both offensively and defensively," head coach Fred Acee said. "I am proud of our team and how we were able to pull together and stop a disappointing losing streak."
After the teams exchanged goals to open the first quarter, Fairfield took their first and only lead of the game with a goal by Matt Baglio. Greg Dangler knotted the score at two apiece and D.J. Benzing gave the Falcons a 3-2 lead on an unassisted goal to end the first stanza.
The two teams would go back and forth in the second quarter. Benzing notched his second goal of the game to kick off the second quarter. Fairfield's Tom Werney would score the next goal, followed by goals by AFA's Paul Adams and Fairfield's Mike Bocklet. The Falcons would take a 6-4 lead into the locker room at halftime following a William Keleher.
The Falcons would pull away in the third quarter with three consecutive goals. William Meister, Justin Kuchta and Michael Colosimo would score consecutively to give the Falcons an insurmountable 9-4 lead. The Falcons would add three more goals to bring the tally to 12, their highest scoring output of the season.
Meister, a freshman, was the offensive hero of the game, notching two goals and three assists in the victory. Keleher would score two goals and an assist for three points, and Benzing would add an assist to his two goals for three points. Goalkeeper Justin Pavoni notched 11 saves in the win.
Air Force's next game will be at home on Saturday, April 17th, when the team hosts league opponent Denver. It will be the final home game of the season for the Falcons.