Royals Run by Crusaders on Senior Day

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Queens returned home this afternoon to take on Belmont Abbey on Senior Day. Senior Corey Geroy showed up big putting five in the net to lead the Royals past the Crusaders 13-3. Queens' record now sits at 3-2 in the league and 8-5 on the year, while the Crusaders not sit at 2-3 in conference play and 5-8 on the season.

Kevin Hornik of Queens also showed up big recording a hat trick, while Matthew Michael and Evan Farkas scored two apiece. Michael also dished out two assists with Justin Kestler. Dillon Draper had a good day on the defensive end causing four turnovers and collecting four ground balls as Thomas Baugh and Steven Palmateer each scooped up five ground balls to lead Queens. Baugh also recorded four caused turnovers. Face off specialist Kenneth Stryker won 14 of 19 faces.

Belmont Abbey had three different players, Dan Morrissey, Ryan Corrigan and Scotty Steele, score each of their goals.

After Farkas netted a goal at 9:35 for the first score of the game things died down a bit until Geroy put two in the back of the net with less than a minute to go in the quarter for a 3-0 score at horn. In the second, Farkas and Geroy each scored another as Belmont Abbey went scoreless in the first half. Queens led 5-0 at the break.

Belmont Abbey scored their first goal of the game at 10:46 in the third making the game 6-1 before Queens closed the period with three more for a 9-1 lead heading into the final 15 minutes.

Morrissey of the Crusaders would net the first of the fourth at 14:28, and Queens would follow with four in a row expanding the margin to 11, 13-2. Belmont Abbey's Corrigan found a goal with 2:25 left in regulation giving the game a final score of 13-3.

The Royals outshot Belmont Abbey 36-28 and collected 37 ground balls to the Crusaders' 19. Andrew Hyland had a spectacular day in the net for Queens collecting 14 saves and the win. Taking the loss for Belmont Abbey was Brett Lawless who totaled five saves.

Queens is back in action on Friday in the semifinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

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Belmont Abbey fell at Queens by a 13-3 score this afternoon at the Queens Sports Complex. The Royals improve to 8-5 overall and 3-2 in Conference Carolinas, while the Abbey slips to 5-8 overall and 2-3 in Conference Carolinas.

Queens led 5-0 at the half, outshooting the Crusaders 20-13. The Abbey did outshoot Queens 10-7 in the second period but could not find the back of the net. Scotty Steele gave the Crusaders their first goal at the 10:46 mark of the third period, but Queens responded with three unanswered tallies to move its lead to 9-1.

Dan Morrissey opened the fourth quarter with a goal just 12 seconds in, but the Royals responded with four unanswered tallies to move the lead to 13-2. Ryan Corrigan scored the final goal of the contest at the 2:25 mark. All three Abbey goals were unassisted.

Defensively Brendan Shoults led the Abbey with a pair of caused turnovers. Jon Wolcott and Connor Doyle both had one each. Wolcott led the Crusaders with three ground balls. Brett Lawless made five saves in three quarters before giving way to Merrick Reiland, who stopped two shots in the final quarter.


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