North Kingstown graduates Molly Feid and Meghann Maguire squared off on the field hockey turf this past Saturday, with both players seeking to help their respective teams put past struggles behind them.
They both entered the day’s action with different objectives: one, looking to finish her intercollegiate career with a flourish; the other, gearing up for a title defense.
When the final horn sounded, it was Feid who was able to achieve victory, as her Saint Louis team broke a four-game losing run by shutting out Maguire’s Fairfield squad 3-0, dealing the Stags a sixth defeat in their last seven contests.
The Billikens raced out to an early 2-0 lead via goals from Carly Kissinger and Emily Wastell inside the game’s first 12 minutes before Erica Bondoc added an insurance marker in the second half to conclude the day’s scoring.
For Feid, the victory marked the final time she was able to taste success as a Billiken, as Saint Louis concluded the season the next day with a 4-3 defeat to Massachusetts to end the 2018 campaign with a 4-12 mark.
The former Skipper wrapped up her senior year having played in every game for the Billikens, while picking up assists against Saint Francis and in Sunday’s contest against the Minutewomen.
On the other hand, the season will continue for Maguire, who will be in action this Friday in the Metro Atlantic semifinals against Rider, who defeated the Stags in overtime when the teams previously met on Oct. 12. Fairfield is hunting for a second consecutive Metro Atlantic championship.
It has been a season of two halves for Fairfield, which started the campaign 9-2 but has struggled since the start of October, only mustering a 1-6 mark since the calendar flipped.
Individually, Maguire enters the MAAC tournament with three goals and an assist to her name on the season, with the former placing her in a three-way tie for fifth on the Stags’ goalscorers list.