Coker Drops SAC Contest to No. 8 Queens

HARTSVILLE, S.C. Coker lost a 14-8 South Atlantic Conference game to Queens on Wednesday (Mar. 5), at Byerly Park. With the loss the Cobras sink to 2-2 on the year and 1-1 in SAC play.

The Navy and Yellow got off to a slow start and trailed by a score of 10-3 entering halftime. Coker however would battle their way back to just a 12-8 deficit with five minutes remaining, but the Royals would respond with two goals at the end of the game to preserve the win.

Offensively the Cobras were lead by Danielle Holcomb with three goals. Lindsay Ordemann and Mackenzie Baker would tack on two goals apiece, while Hayley Ferone added one. Ferone and Marabeth Durden tallied the teams' only assists with one each.

Coker will hit the road for their next competition to face-off against Meredith in a nonconference competition on Monday (Mar. 10). Game time is set for a 1:00 p.m. start time.

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. Queens travelled to participate in its first South Atlantic Conference game in program history. Facing off against the Cobras of Coker, the Royals were able to shake off any ill effects of Monday's loss to Regis and took the game by the score 14-8.

The Royals jumped to an early 3-0 lead with Jena Ready, Brittany Larranaga and Maggie Masters all burning the home team's defense before their opponents were able to pick up a goal of their own. The Royals were able to go on another multiple goal run later in the half, netting five goals to take the lead to 9-2.

Following an unassisted Arika Zimmerman goal, the Royals took a comfortable 10-3 lead into half.

From the whistle to resume play the Royals faced an invigorated home side in the second half, and were only able to tack on four more goals to their total. But the Royals defense held strong and for the second time this season held their opponents to single digit goals.

Abigail Paulus led the Royals with five goals and two assists on the day, with fellow freshmen Kelly Dowd and Hourtney Goebel tacking on two goals apiece.

Three Royals goalies combined for eight saves of sixteen shots, and the Larranaga and Christine Wiese led Queens with three ground balls.

The Royals are now 4-2 overall and 1-0 in SAC play. The Royals host Lenoir-Rhyne March 14 at 4:00 p.m.


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