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The Fairfield Stags are the 33rd DI team and fifth from the CAA to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Stags are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 2-9 overall (0-8 CAA) against a conference-heavy schedule. The Stags are entering their third season and first normal one under head coach Andrew Baxter.
Stags’ 2022 Schedule:
Binghamton, Harvard, Quinnipiac, St. John’s, Stony Brook, Villanova, Wagner
3/1 @ Sacred Heart: One of the Stags’ two wins last season came against crosstown foe Sacred Heart, 14-8. Fairfield jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and never looked back. Fairfield holds a 3-2 series lead all-time over the Pioneers, which included wins in each of their last two contests. This could be another chance for a non-conference win again this season for the Stags.
3/19 vs Providence: After a stretch of four consecutive road games, Fairfield will return home for the first time in a month to host the Providence Friars. Last season, the Stags opened up the season against the Friars and fell, 17-18, in a contest that was tied with just over two minutes left in regulation. With both teams looking to get things back on track, expect another close one between these two in 2022.
4/23 vs Towson: The Stags haven’t won a CAA game since April 6th of 2018 when they beat Hofstra 5-4. However, they have come close to ending that streak multiple times, including against the Towson Tigers last season as they fell 12-11 on the road in early April. It marked the fourth one-goal game in the series between these two and third one-goal loss for the Stags. Towson holds a 6-1 series lead.