Queens Outguns Regis for Third Victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. The women's lacrosse team at Queens University of Charlotte handed a 13-11 loss to the visiting Rangers of Regis University this evening at the Queens Sports Complex. The Royals improve to 3-2 on the year, while Regis drops to 1-2.

Senior attacker Brittany Philip led Queens with five points on five goals. Shannon Casey and Jessica Rooney each notched four points on two goals and two assists apiece. Brittany Barnwell scored two goals, while Nicole Forgione, Caitlin Miller and Arika Zimmerman tallied one apiece. Philip and Barnwell led in draw controls with five and four, respectively. Cydney Herring scooped up four ground balls, while Philip, Barnwell and Allie Rhodes collected three each.

Danica Cutshal led the Rangers with five points after scoring five goals. She also led her team in draw controls with eight. Morgan Taylor notched one goal and two assists for three points, while Margaret Nahrup added two goals. AriAnna McDonald led her team in ground balls with five.

The two teams traded goals through the first 15 minutes before the Royals notched two back-to-back to go up 4-2. Philip notched three of Queens' first four points. Regis' Emily Behr found the back of the net with 10:37 to play in the first breaking up some of Queens' scoring before Philip scored her fourth at 8:31. Queens would close the half with a 3-1 run making the score 8-4 at the half.

Forgione got the Royals started in the second notching her first career goal at 28:25. Queens and Regis would trade goals once again over the next 16 minutes before the Rangers fired two balls into the net bringing them to within three of the home team, 11-8. A free-position-shot from Zimmerman would increase the Royals' lead back out to four with 7:54 to play in the game. Rooney put Queens up 13-9 before the Rangers ended the game with two goals, the last coming on a man-up opportunity.

The Royals outshot Regis 27-22 and edged the visitors in ground balls 25-24. The Rangers won the battle for draw controls 14-12. Danielle Horoschak took the win after collecting seven saves on her first start in goal. Gianna Lombardi took the loss after getting six stops.

Queens returns to action on Friday, March 9 when they play host to Grand Valley State University at 2:00 p.m.

2012-03-02



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