Queens Defeated by Dominican (CA)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Queens (3-3) hosted Dominican (CA) (2-0) this evening at Dickson field in men's lacrosse action falling 13-10 to the Penguins.

Attacker Casey Hock led the Royals with five points after scoring four goals and notching one assist. Attacker Garrett Chan followed Hock recording a hat trick. Matthew Michael tallied four points with one goal and four assists, while Evan Farkas scored two goals. Erick Dolan took the loss in goal after getting 10 stops.

Following a goal from the Penguins at 13:23, Queens put two in the goal to lead 2-1 with 5:47 left in the period. However, the Penguins would tie things up at 2-2 before the break with a goal from Jake Bernstein at 4:04.

Dominican reclaimed the lead for a short time on a goal from Jack Beal with 11:37 on the clock in the second, but Hock of Queens would equalize things once again with a goal at 10:12 making the score 3-3. The two teams would trade goals over the next few minutes before the Penguins found two in a row to go ahead 6-4 with 2:28 left in the half. Michael of Queens would respond quickly for the Royals finding the back of the net four seconds later to bring Queens within one of Dominican, 6-5, heading into the locker room. Kenneth Stryker earned the assist on the goal after winning the face-off just before the score.

The Penguins opened things up in the third quarter with three unanswered goals in the latter part of the quarter. With 4:28 on the clock, Dominican held an11-7 lead. Farkas would zip one into the net before the end of the quarter cutting the Penguins' lead to three, 11-8.

Despite holding the Penguins to just two goals in the fourth, the Royals would come up short on their comeback efforts due in large part to not capitalizing on a number of man-up opportunities.

The Royals outshot Dominican 38-33 and won the battle for ground balls 25-20. Queens was only able to capitalize on 3 of 10 extra-man opportunities tonight.

Cody and Jake Bernstein led the Penguins with three goals each, while Beall added two. Sean Donohue took the win in the cage after totaling 10 saves.

The Royals are back in action on March 15 against Mercyhurst College in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dominican University of California clamped down when it had to and opened up its four game road trip with a 13-10 victory at Queens University of Charlotte on Saturday.

Dalton Copeland got things going with an unassisted look two minutes into action to give the Penguins (2-0) the early advantage. Queens (3-3) responded with a pair of goals to take a lead of its own. Jake Bernstein found the back of the net just over a minute later to knot the first quarter at 2-2.

A pair of Jack Beall goals in the second quarter kept the Penguins a step ahead and goals from Jake Fritz and Cody Bernstein gave Dominican a 6-4 lead. The Royals scored one more before intermission to cut the lead to 6-5 but the Penguins would never relinquish the lead.

Cody Bernstein found Kevin Powers to make it 7-5 early in the third quarter and the two teams would trade goals until the Penguins rallied for three consecutive goals to build an 11-7 lead.

Each of the Bernsteins finished their night with three goals. Cody Bernstein had a pair of assists and his older brother, Jake, was an efficient 3 for 5 with an assist. Beall and Clifford each scored twice. Copeland, Fritz, and Powers all chipped in one goal apiece.

Dominican goalie Sean Donohue recorded 10 saves to earn the victory.

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