No. 11 Queens Sails to SAC Victory over Wingate

Wingate, N.C.---Queens put together a 13-0 run on its way to a 20-3 South Atlantic Conference triumph over Wingate Saturday afternoon at the Irwin Belk Track Complex turf field on the Wingate campus. Royals junior attack Jena Ready (Charlotte, N.C.) led the visitors with four goals.

The first-place team in the SAC standings, Queens is 7-3 overall and 3-0 in the SAC. Wingate is 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the SAC. The Bulldogs visit Lenoir-Rhyne next Saturday at 12:00 p.m.. The Royals step out of league play Wednesday, hosting Belmont Abbey at 4:00 p.m.

Ready scored the game's first goal 90 seconds into the contest. Wingate answered with back-to-back scores to take a 2-1 lead. Freshman midfield Laura Swanson (Plantation, Fla.) tied the game at the 27:04 mark, while freshman midfield Logan Bounds (Salisbury, Md.) gave the Bulldogs the lead 37 seconds later.

The Royals answered with 13 consecutive goals to take a commanding 14-2 advantage with five minutes to play in the opening frame. Queens redshirt senior midfield Brittany Barnwell (Lorton, Va.) tied the game at the 26:06 mark. Freshman midfield Kelly Dowd (Stony Point, N.Y.) tallied the game-winner on an assist from freshman attack Abigail Paulus (Pickerington, Ohio) with 22:58 remaining. Ready had three goals during the game-changing flurry.

Swanson finished the first half with an unassisted extra-man goal (2:35) to make the score 14-3 Queens at intermission. The Royals did not allow a Wingate goal after halftime, padding their lead with six second-half scores.

Queens outshot Wingate 40-18 with a 24-9 advantage in the first half. Twelve different Royals scored a goal Saturday afternoon. Wingate had 30 ground balls to 29 for Queens. The Royals had 15 draw controls to 10 draw controls for the Bulldogs. Both teams had two extra-man opportunities. Wingate was one for two, while Queens was unsuccessful in both attempts.

Royals junior goalie Danielle Horoschak (Jarrettsville, Md.) played the first half, picking up the victory. Horoschak allowed three goals in her 30 minutes, collecting four saves and five ground balls. Freshman goalie Christine Wiese (Chesapeake Beach, Md.) played 23 minutes with four saves. Sophomore goalie Jordan Borrosh (Portsmouth, R.I.) finished the game, playing seven minutes.

Bulldog freshman goalie Jayda Lynch (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) played 60 minutes. The reigning SAC Defensive Player of the Week, Lynch allowed 20 goals, while recording 13 saves.

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WINGATE, N.C. Queens defeated Wingate 20-3 this afternoon on the road to remain undefeated in South Atlantic Conference play at 3-0. The Royals are currently ranked 11th in the nation with a 7-3 overall record. Wingate falls to 2-3 on the season and 1-3 in the SAC with the loss.

Junior attacker Jena Ready led the Royals with four goals, while five other Royals scored two goals each. Freshman attacker Abigail Paulus led in assists with four. Brittany Larranaga led the Royals with six ground balls, while Brittany Barnwell led in draw controls with eight. Larranaga also tallied three caused turnovers to lead Queens. Goalkeeper Danielle Horoschak took the win in goal after playing 30 minutes and totaling four saves.

Following a goal from Ready 1:30 into action, the Bulldogs put two in the back of the net to lead 2-1 with 26:27 on the clock. Less than 30 seconds later Barnwell would win the draw control and zip the ball past Wingate's keeper to knot the game at 2-2 and spark a 13-0 run for the Royals. Queens scored its final two goals of the half man-down.

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