Third Quarter Outburst Propels No. 10 Pfeiffer Past Queens

CHARLOTTE, N.C. After leading 4-3 at the half, Queens (4-4) went cold in the second, falling 14-8 to No. 10 Pfeiffer (8-1). The Royals drop to 2-1 in the league after picking up their first conference loss, while the Falcons improve to 2-0.

Garrett Chan led the Royals with five points on four goals and one assist, while Connor Morgan was the next leading scorer with two goals. Patrick Murphy was a force on the defensive end collecting five caused turnovers and six ground balls, while also winning 5 of 8 face-offs. Eric Dolan recorded 19 saves in the net.

Following a tightly contested first period, the game sat knotted at 2-2. Queens would take the lead on a goal from Tyler Van Horn at 11:42 in the second. Steven Tilmon of Pfeiffer would tie things back up at 8:50, but Chan would give Queens the lead at the break scoring the final goal of the half at 2:51.

The Falcons' offense would get hot in the third as they went on a 5-0 run in the final six minutes. Casey Hock's goal with 35 seconds on the clock was the final of the quarter, making the score 10-6.

Queens would fall behind seven, 13-6, with 5:47 left in regulation, following three straight from the Falcons in the fourth. With 5:33 to play, Chan fired the ball into the net hoping to spark a comeback, but time was on the Falcons' side as Queens was only able to score once more before the clock reached zero.

Robert Hope, James Shepherd and Tilmon each recorded hat tricks for the Falcons. Hope also notched two assists, giving him five points. Khalid Stukes won 14 of 23 face-offs, and Hayden Kirk took the win in goal after getting 13 saves.

Queens is back in action at home on March 27 against Lees-McRae. Face-off is at 4:00 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Down 4-3 at the half, 10th-ranked Pfeiffer stormed back with seven third quarter goals cruising late to a 14-8 victory over Queens in Conference Carolinas action on Wednesday night. The Falcons win their fourth-straight improving to 8-1 overall, 2-0 in league play. The Royals see their two-game win streak come to an end dropping to 4-4, 2-1.

Steven Tilmon and James Shepherd each picked up first quarter goals while the Royals sandwiched a pair in-between for a 2-2 game after 15 minutes of play. Queens would take the halftime lead with a man-up goal by Tyler Van Horn and even-strength goal by Garrett Chan with 2:51 remaining to provide the one-goal difference. Tilmon would hit again for the only Falcon goal of the period.

Tilmon, along with Cole sheen, would start the third quarter barrage striking within the first five minutes while Connor Morgan tried to keep Queens around with a goal at the 7:55 mark tying the contest at 5-5. Pfeiffer would take over with five-straight goals over a 4:36 span to put the nationally-ranked Falcons up 10-5.

Pfeiffer would add fourth quarter insurance with three goals from Kory Lutes, Elliot Gilbert and Robert Hope to gain the largest lead of the night at 13-6. Hope would tally the Falcons final goal with 4:50 remaining to cap off a three-goal night.

Hope, Tilmon and Shepherd would end the night with three goals apiece while Hope also added two assists. Khalid Stukes would win 14 of 23 faceoffs and scoop up 10 groundballs to aid the Falcon victory. Hayden Kirk came up big in net once again making 13 saves for Pfeiffer.

The Falcons will return to action on Saturday afternoon hosting Coker at 3:00 p.m.


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