Casey's 7 Points Help Queens Past Grand Valley

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Shannon Casey recorded seven points to pace the Royals in their game this afternoon against Grand Valley State University. Queens University of Charlotte improves to 4-2 on the year after defeating the Lakers, 15-8, who drop to 1-3.

Casey scored four goals and dished out three assists to collect her points. Brittany Barnwell scored four goals as well while tallying one feed for five points. Brittany Philip and Kristi Kemp each found the back of the net three times. Barnwell and Caitlin Flanagan scooped up four ground balls apiece. Allie Rhodes led with four caused turnovers.

The Lakers were led by Allyson Fritts who notched four points on two goals and two assists. Ali Dixon, Sarah Lowe and Jordan Luberto each recorded two points. Frits also led her team in draw controls with three.

Grand Valley State was able to get on the board first scoring 13 seconds into the game. Fritts possessed the ball on the first draw, raced down the field and zipped it into the net. The Royals would not score until over three minutes later when Casey notched her first goal of the game after receiving a ball from Philip. Casey would then assist Kemp on Queens' next score at 17:37. The two teams would trade goals for the remainder of the half with Queens taking a 4-3 lead heading into the break.

The Lakers struck early again in the second with Fritts scoring on a free-position-shot at 28:19 tying things up at 4-4. Grand Valley State's Sarah Lowe would then give the visitors the lead with an unassisted goal at 22:31. Barnwell got the Royals started with a goal nine seconds after Lowe's giving Queens the momentum as Philip followed with three in a row putting the home team back ahead, 8-5. The Royals didn't look back as they scored seven goals to the Lakers' three in the final 15 minutes of play.

The Royals outshot the Lakers 47-18 and collected 29 ground balls to their 13. Queens was also able to edge Grand Valley State in draw controls 13-12. The Lakers struggled at keeping possession throughout the game turning the ball over 25 times. Chelsea Lancashire takes the win in goal after getting eight saves, while Audrey Kobe takes the loss after getting 15 stops.

Queens returns to their home turf on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. to take on West Chester.


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