Queens Outgunned by No. 14 Mercyhurst

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Queens Unhosted No. 14 Mercyhurst at Dickson Field, falling 18-10 to the Lakers. The Royals dropped to 2-2 with the non-conference loss, while the Lakers open their season at 1-0.

The Royals quickly jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first seven minutes of action. The Lakers would get their offense going following a goal from Alisha Catalino at 22:39. Her goal started a 4-0 run for the Lakers as they took a 5-4 lead with 12:21 on the clock. Nicole Forgione would notch the next two goals for Queens as they regained control of the lead, 6-5 with 6:12 to play. Mercyhurst would close the half with five straight goals to take a 10-6 lead into the break.

The Lakers began the second half where they left off putting five in the net to extend their lead to 15-6 with 16:24 to play. Forgione scored Queens' first goal of the second half at 13:03. The Royals' next two would come on free-position-shots making the score 15-9 with 8:48 left in regulation. That was as close as the Royals would get to the Lakers as Mercyhurst close the game with a 3-1 push to take the road win.

Mercyhurst outshot Queens 35-24, and won 23 draw controls to Queens' seven.

Forgione led the Royals with four goals on the day, while Brittany Barnwell notched two. Danielle Horoschak took the loss in the cage after getting 14 saves.

Catalino finished the day with seven points after scoring six goals and tallying one assist. Kayla Minner and totaled six points with three goals and three assists, while Rebecca Himes notched three goals and one assist for four points. Rebecca Muscella took the win in goal with nine saves.

Queens returns home on Thursday to play Florida Southern at 4:00 p.m.


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