Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Villanova 51, Fairfield 45

The women's basketball team dropped their first game of the season Wednesday losing to Villanova on the road. The loss drops the Stags' record to 5-1 overall while improves the Wildcats to 5-1 as well.

It was a tough night offensively for the Stags as they shot only 37.7 percent from the floor and only 14.3 percent from beyond the arc. They also committed 16 turnovers while only forcing eight.

Baendu Lowenthal '09 was Fairfield's leading scorer with 14 points. However, she was only seven of 18 from the floor. Sabra Wrice '08, the Stags' leading scorer, had only seven points on three of 14 shooting and was only one of eight from beyond thee arc.

Megan Caskin '09 played all 40 minutes and despite not scoring any points, picked up six assists to one turnover along with six rebounds.

The Stags lost despite out rebounding Villanova 41-30 and limiting the Wildcats to only 27 percent three-point shooting.

The game was close throughout and Fairfield help a one point advantage early in the first second half, but when Villanova pulled ahead, the Stags could not catch up.

-Chris Simmons

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