Queens Falls to Rollins in Rain Storm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. With rain pouring down the Royals played host to Rollins College (4-1) this afternoon for a non-conference women's lacrosse game. Queens University of Charlotte (2-3, 1-0 CC) fell to the Tars 18-8.

Rollins opened the game scoring two goals before Queens roared back notching two goals for themselves tying the game up at two. Erica Pagliarulo broke the tie on a goal for the Tars, which Queens' Amanda Martin followed with a Royals goal tying the game up once again with13:33 on the clock.

The Tars closed the period netting four more goals to Queens' one giving the game a 7-4 score at the half.

The Royals began the second half of play cold as Rollins went on to increase their lead by four more goals making the score 11-4 with 25:38 left to play. Martin sparked Queens' offense scoring two consecutive goals for the Royals bringing them within five of the visitors. Sophie Townsend of the Tars responded with two goals of her own making the gap seven once again.

With less than 10 minutes to play Akasha Kasper set up for a free-position-shot finding a cutting Arika Zimmerman for a goal. Zimmerman's goal was followed a few minutes later by one from Jessica Rooney. Shannon Casey blocked a pass causing a turnover for the Tars that the Royals possessed allowing Philip to find Rooney for the point.

Rooney's goal would be the last for Queens as Rollins ended the game on a five-to-zero run.

Today's weather made it difficult for each team to control the ball as 63 total combined turnovers were committed. Rollins scooped up 40 ground balls to Queens' 37, and possessed 15 draw controls to Queens' 13.

Martin led the Royals with three goals. Akasha Kasper collected seven ground balls and two draw controls. Kristi Kemp caused three turnovers and possessed four draw controls. Chelsea Lancashire accumulated 10 saves in the loss.

Marissa Giannerini led the Tars with four goals. Pagliarulo and Townsend each finished with hat tricks. Courtney Bianculli finished with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers on the defensive end. Elyse De Lisle totaled 13 saves for the win.

The Royals have a short turnaround before hosting Southern New Hampshire University on Tuesday at 6:00 pm.


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