Queens Defeats Saint Leo in Home Opener

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Senior attacker Corey Geroy paced the Royals this Sunday afternoon collecting six points in Queens University of Charlotte's 13-9 win over Saint Leo University. The Royals improve to 2-0 on the season, while the Lions drop to 1-2.

Geroy found the back of the net four times and dished out two assists en route to collecting his six points. Evan Farkas delivered a hat trick, while Nick Wilkinson and Jason Krogulski chipped in with two goals apiece. Matthew Michael recorded four points on three assists and one goal.

Matt Obermeyer of the Lions paced their offense with a hat trick. George Proechel and Tom Horn each scored two goals with Horn also notching an assist.

Geroy scored two goals for Queens out the gate to give the Royals an early 2-0 lead. Ty Trombly of the Lions slowed things up a bit netting a goal after winning a face-off. The Royals would respond with two more in the same minute making it 4-1 with 9:38 to play in the first quarter. Proechel of Saint Leo soon answered with back-to-back scores making it a one point game before Jimmy Baker found the back of the net with 15 seconds on the clock making it 5-3 at the horn.

The scoring slowed down in the second with Saint Leo notching two goals to Queens' one as the Royals entered the break with a 6-5 advantage.

The third quarter was all Queens as they went on a 5-0 run with Farkas leading the way. Farkas scored the first three goals of the quarter, two on feeds from Michael. Geroy assisted one of Farkas' goals before blasting a ball into the net himself. The final point was put on the board by Krogulski.

Saint Leo saw their first goal of the second at the 12:47 mark in the fourth quarter. The Royals would score the next two goals of the game before the Lions closed things with three in a row. Horn and Obermeyer of Saint Leo tallied two goals apiece in the quarter.

Andrew Hyland takes the win in goal today after collecting eight saves for Queens. Patrick Berry of Saint Leo takes the loss after notching 14 stops.

The Royals outshot the Lions 50-34, and scooped up 41 ground balls compared to Saint Leo's 29. Queens' Kenny Stryker won nine of the Royals' 14 won face-offs. Jeremy Bugbee led with six ground balls, while three others notched five apiece.

Queens returns to action on March 5 against Rollins College at the Queens Sports Complex. The game is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.

2012-02-26



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