Philip Nets Four, But Queens Falls to Indiana (PA)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Brittany Philip found the back of the net four times this afternoon in Queens University of Charlotte's loss to Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Royals fell 17-12 to the Crimson Hawks at the Queens Sports Complex equalizing their record at 4-4. The Hawks improve to 1-1.

Philip notched one assists in today's game giving her a total of five points. Shannon Casey dished out four assists on the day, while Kristi Kemp scored three goals and Nicole Forgione tallied two. Philip led in draw controls also with eight, while Kemp scooped up five ground balls. Amelia McCaig led all on the field with five caused turnovers.

Alexa Lodovici scored a game-high six goals en route to recording seven points. Becca Vogt added two goals and four assists for six points, while Collenen Berlin scored four goals. Stephanie Bianco led all on the field with 10 draw controls. She also scored three goals and tallied a feed.

IUP went up 3-0 early in the first half before Kemp and Forgione scored back-to-back for the Royals making it 3-2. The Hawks would fire off three goals to Queens' one in the final 10 minutes of the period giving the visitors a three point lead, 6-3, heading into the break.

The Royals opened the second half notching two goals within 11 seconds of each other bringing them within one of the Hawks. Lodovici of IUP would help them go on a 3-1 run zipping three into the net unassisted putting the Hawks up 9-6 with 26:41 to play. Queens responded giving freshman Michaella Sheridan the task of face guarding Lodovici taking her out of the game as a scoring threat. They then reeled off three in a row knotting the game up at 9-9.

Berlin would answer for IUP putting three in the net during a 5-1 run by the Hawks as they jumped ahead 14-10. Philip and Kemp would mark two more for Queens bringing them to within two, 14-12, before the Hawks closed the game with three for the win.

Queens was edged in shots 33-30, while things sat even in ground balls at 24 apiece. IUP won the draw control battle grabbing 21 to Queens' 10. Chelsea Lancashire took the loss in the cage after collecting 10 saves, while Chelsey Hipp took the win after getting 11 stops.

Queens returns to the field on March 17 at 11:00 a.m. when they host Slippery Rock at the Queens Sports Complex.


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