Bobcats Routed by Visiting Royals

BANNER ELK, N.C. -- Queens University of Charlotte outscored Lees-McRae College by a 10-0 margin in the first half en route to a 17-1 win on Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas play on Tate Field.

Queens (5-7, 2-2 CC) outshot Lees-McRae (1-7, 0-4 CC) by a 39-5 margin, including a 22-2 advantage in the first half, while edging the Bobcats, 33-29, in ground balls. The Royals controlled 15 of 20 draws, while converting 18 of 21 clear attempts.

Anna DeLuke (Woodstock, Ga.) tallied her fourth goal of the season for the Bobcats, as Amy Beard (Fort Benning, Ga.) recorded her first collegiate assist. Alex Smith (West Seneca, N.Y.) paced Lees-McRae with five ground balls, as Katelin Rooney (Naples, Fla.) and Nicole Dupont (Fort Myers, Fla.) each scoped four balls off the turf. Jessica Travers (Asheville, N.C.) tallied 15 saves between the pipes for the Bobcats.

Brittany Phillip paced Queens with three goals, as Brittany Barnwell added a pair of strikes. Kristi Kemp and Caitlin Miller each recorded two assists, as 14 different Royals found the back of the net. Barnwell and Melissa Boulbol each recorded four ground balls, as Danielle Horoschak and Chelsea Lancashire combined for two saves between the pipes for the Royals.

Queens got off to a strong start, taking an early 4-0 lead in the opening two minutes before stretching the margin to 8-0 on a strike by Paige Fisher at the 13:57 mark. The Royals would push the margin to 10-0 with 7:20 remaining in the period on a strike by Shannon Casey off a Kemp assist.

The Royals opened the second half with six goals, taking a 16-0 advantage with less than a minute to go before DeLuke got the Bobcats on the board with 12 ticks left off an assist by Beard. Queens capped the scoring with a last-second strike.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Monday when the Bobcats travel to Due West, S.C. to take on Erskine College at 5:30 p.m. in conference play.

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BANNER ELK, N.C. Fourteen different Royals sent the ball into the back of the net this afternoon as Queens picked up a 17-1 road win over Lees-McRae. The Royals record improved to 5-7 overall and 2-2 in the league, while the Bobcats fell to 1-7 on the year and 0-4 in Conference Carolinas action.

In her first start of the season goalkeeper Danielle Horoschak held the Bobcats scoreless in the first half of play as the Royals put 10 points on the board. Brittany Philip got the Royals rolling notching back-to-back scores within less than of minute of each other. She and Brittany Barnwell led with two goals each at the half.

Queens would continue their domination over Lees-McRae into the second half as they posted six more marks on the board before the Bobcats found a goal with 12 second remaining in play. Cara Baldini would zip a ball into the net with one second on the clock as Queens walked away the victor.

The Royals outshot the Bobcats 39-5, and won the battle for draw controls 15-5. Horoschak took the win in goal after collecting one save and giving up zero goals. Chelsea Lancashire took the cage in the second half for Queens and also collected one save. Lees-McRae's Jessica Travers took the loss in the cage while totaling 15 stops.

Philip led Queens in scoring with a hat trick, while Barnwell completed the game with two goals. Kristi Kemp and Caitlin Miller led with two assists each. Kemp also notched a goal for three points total in the game. Allie Rhodes caused four turnovers on the defensive end of the field, while Caitlin Flanagan and Akasha Kasper each caused three. Leading in ground balls was Barnwell with four, while Philip and Akrika Zimmerman led in draw controls with three each.

Anna DeLuke scored the Bobcats' lone goal.

Queens will travel to Florida next weekend to take on No. 4 Rollins and No. 12 Florida Southern on April 6 and 7.


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