Queens Outguns St. Andrews in CC Action

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Queens University of Charlotte remains undefeated in Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse action after picking up an 18-11 win over St. Andrews Presbyterian College. The Royals are now 5-5 (2-0 CC), while the Knights fall to 2-8 (0-2 CC) after being hand its sixth straight loss.

After the Knights jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first four minutes of play, Queens' Kristi Kemp found a goal at 24:33. The Royals then scored eight of the next nine goals of the game taking over the lead, 9-5. Brittany Philip, Amanda Martin, and Kemp each notched two goals during the run.

Megan Jolly and Kim McDaniel closed the Queens lead to two after scoring back-to-back goals, but the Royals answered back once again closing the half on a 3-to-0 run making the score 12-7 at the break.

McDaniel opened the second of half of play with her third goal of the game bringing the Knights to within four of Queens. Martin soon responded tallying back-to-back goals as the Royals put together a 4-to-0 run creating an eight point lead, the largest of the game.

The Royals would see two more goals before the final horn en route to the 18-11 victory.

Queens outshot the Knights 44-25 and scooped up 44 ground balls to St. Andrews' 29. Chelsea Lancashire was awarded the win in goal after getting nine stops. Morgan Achilles of the Knights took the loss in goal while tallying 16 saves.

Shannon Casey led the Royals with seven points after scoring two goals and assisting on five. Amanda Martin led in goals with four. Kemp and Philip each recorded hat tricks. Emily Balmer and Akasha Kasper led in ground balls with eight and seven, respectively.

Jolly led the Knights and all scorers with six goals. She also had two assists giving her a total of eight points. McDaniel finished with four points and an assist. Achilles led St. Andrews with seven ground balls.

The Royals will play host to Erskine College on Saturday at 2:00 pm while also celebrating Senior Day.

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Charlotte, N.C. The Lady Knights (2-8, 0-2) took to the road Wednesday afternoon, as they took on the Queens University Royals (5-5, 2-0) in a Conference Carolinas match up. The Royals seemed to be firing on all cylinders, leading to an eventual defeat by the score of 18-11.

St. Andrews came out and tried to kill the Royals spirit early by going up 4-0 only three minutes into the game. Leading the Lady Knights early surge was Megan Jolly (Waterloo, NY) who had two goals while Brett Vyverberg (Pittsford, NY) and Kim McDaniel (Joppa, MD) added one goal each themselves. The Lady Knights offense started to fizzle out while Queens really picked theirs up going on to score twelve goals in the half while St. Andrews put up only seven.

The Lady Knights needed defensive stops in the second half and could not seem to find them as both teams continued to trade goals not bringing the score any closer for the Knights. The game ended as Queens scored their last goal with 14 seconds left, making the final score 18-11 in favor of Royals.

Standing out for St. Andrews were Megan Jolly (Waterloo, NY) who finished with a game high six goals, Kim McDaniel (Joppa, MD) added three goals, while Bret Vyverberg (Pittsford, NY) and Allie Faulhaber (Apex, NC) each chipped in with one goal apiece.

On the defensive side of the ball the Lady Knights were lead by Morgan Achilles who had 16 saves, faced 44 shots, and picked up seven ground balls. The Lady Knights take the field next when they play Converse College at home on Saturday, game starting at 1:00 p.m. and again on Sunday when they play Lenoir Rhyne University for Senior Day, game starting at 3:00 p.m.


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