Queens Sails Past Lenoir-Rhyne

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Sophomore attacker Casey Hock recorded seven points en route to helping Queens pick up a commanding 17-6 win over Lenoir-Rhyne. The Royals improve to 6-5 on the season, following the non-conference victory, while the Bears drop to 8-6.

Hock recorded four goals and three assists to total seven points, while also collecting five ground balls. Evan Farkas and Garrett Chan each followed Hock with five points apiece. Farkas recorded four goals and one assist, while Chan tallied a hat trick and two assists. Kenneth Stryker won 14 of 21 face-offs and tallied six ground balls, while Eric Dolan was awarded the win in goal after getting 11 stops.

With the game sitting at 3-1 in the Queens' favor at the close of the first period, the Royals would score four goals in row by the midway point of the second period. Lenoir-Rhyne's Ned Kaish would break up Queens' run for a moment at 2:24, but the Royals had two more left in them before the half, making the score 9-2 at the break.

Out of the break, Lenoir-Rhyne would make things interesting, outscoring Queens 4-1 to cut the home team's lead to four, 10-6, in the third. That was as close as the Bears would get though, as Queens erupted with seven straight goals in the fourth, while holding Lenoir-Rhyne scoreless.

Queens edged Lenoir-Rhyne in shots, 38-37, and won the battle for ground balls 38-27. Both teams turned the ball over quite a bit with the Royals totaling 22 and the Bears notching 23.

Connor Squires led the Bears with two goals. Steven McGhee took the loss in the cage after totaling seven saves.

The Royals are back at home on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. against Mount Olive College for Senior Day.


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