Mars Hill Defeats Queens on Senior Day

MARS HILL, N.C. - The Lions defeated Queens, 11-8 on Senior Day in the Ammons Family Athletic Center and Meares Stadium. Mars Hill improved to 9-3 while the Royals fell to 7-6 on the season.

Prior to the contest, MHC recognized their eight senior players. Dan Applebaum, Donte Bradshaw, Kile Garrett, Ryan Herrmann, Jeffrey March, Jesse Mimken, Jamie Raezer and Zach Tomkinson played their final home contest this afternoon for the Lions.

Applebaum scored three goals to lead the Lions' offensively. Jimmy McBride followed with a pair of goals and three assists. Garrett added two goals and the same number of assists. Anthony Malcolm recorded two goals and one assist. Patrick McMahon played all 60 minutes in goal for MHC and made 11 saves.

Evan Karkas led all scorers with four goals to pace the Royals. Garrett added two goals. Eric Dolan also played 60 minutes in the net for Queens and made 13 saves.

Mars Hill outshot Queens, 43-34. The Lions also edged the Royals in ground balls, 38-26. MHC won 12-21 face-offs and was 2-3 in extra-man opportunities.

Applebaum's goal at the 5:15 mark of the first quarter gave the Lions a 2-1 lead they would never relinquish. Mars Hill led 3-2 after the first quarter and 5-2 after the second frame to take an 8-4 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The third quarter was a stand still as each team recoded a pair of goals. Queens won the last quarter 2-1 to make the final tally 11-8 in favor of the hosts.

Mars Hill will play Saint Leo on April 21 in Hilton Head, S.C. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.

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MARS HILL, N.C. Queens (7-6) closed their regular season with an 11-8 loss to Mars Hill (9-3) on the road this afternoon. Queens heads into the Conference Carolinas Tournament next weekend as the number three seed with a 4-2 record.

Evan Farkas led the Royals in scoring today with four goals on seven shots. Garrett Chan added two. Eric Dolan took the loss in the net after getting 13 stops.

The Royals had a tough time getting into a rhythm on the offensive end scoring one goal with 8:28 to play in the first period and not scoring again until 18 seconds before the horn. The Lions would put three in the net between Queens' goals to win the quarter 3-2.

Mars Hill opened the second quarter with three goals in a row to go up 6-2 with 9:53 to play. Chan fired one in the net for Queens at 8:04, but his goal was followed by two from the Lions making the score 8-3. Kevin Hornik would find Farkas who put one in the net with eight seconds to play bringing Queens to within four, 8-4, heading into the break.

Both teams scored two goals apiece in the third quarter leaving the Lions ahead four, 10-6, heading into the final period.

Queens scored two straight cutting the Lions' lead to two, 10-8, with 8:54 to play. The Queens takeover was cut short however as the Royals were prevented from scoring again in the game.

Dan Applebaum led Mars Hill with a hat trick, while Kile Garrett, Jimmy McBride and Anthony Malcolm each notched two goals. McBride also tallied three assists and Garrett tallied two. Malcolm added one assist.

The Royals will be back in action next weekend at the Conference Carolinas Tournament in Burlington, N.C.


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