Queens Comes up Short Against No. 7 West Chester

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Queens University of Charlotte returned to the turf this afternoon to battle the No. 7 West Chester University Golden Rams falling 18-11 in an intense women's lacrosse game. The Royals fall to 4-3 on the year, while West Chester improves to 2-0.

Leading the Royals today was Brittany Barnwell and Brittany Philip who each notched three goals. Shannon Casey collected three points on one goal and two assists, while Kristi Kemp scored two goals. Akasha Kasper and Allie Rhodes led Queens with six ground balls. Rhodes also led in caused turnovers with six, while Kasper tallied five.

The Golden Rams were led by Jamie Dolan who led all with eight goals on 10 shots. Lauren Glassey notched four goals, while Erin Oczkowski found the back of the net three times. Tori Dugan led all on the field with seven draw controls.

West Chester got on the board early scoring two goals in the first three minutes of play. Queens would respond at just under the 20 minute mark with three to take the lead, 3-2. Dolan of the Golden Rams then got hot zipping the ball into the net three times in a row putting the visitors up 5-3 with 9:35 on the clock. The Royals would notch one more goal to West Chester's two before the break for a halftime score of 7-4.

Casey scored the first goal of the second half on a free-position-shot at 26:46 as Queens opened with a 3-1 run. Barnwell collected two goals during the spurt bringing the Royals to within one, 8-7. The Golden Rams would answer with two giving them a 10-7 advantage with 20:34 to play before Philip found the back of the net again to make the score 10-8. The Royals wouldn't get closer than two points to West Chester before the Golden Rams increased their lead to seven outscoring Queens 7-2 in the final 16 minutes for the win.

Queens was outshot 36-26 this afternoon, and edged 22-21 in the battle for ground balls. The Golden Rams won 19 draw controls to the Royals' 11. Chelsea Lancashire takes the loss in goal after collecting 11 saves, while Jess Henderson takes the win after getting four stops.

Queens returns to the field on March 15 at 3:30 p.m. when they host Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

2012-03-11



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