February 26, 2014

No. 9 Royals Lord Over No. 11 Pfeiffer

from press release

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte women's lacrosse team traveled to take on Pfeiffer University defeating the Falcons 13-10 and improving their record to 3-1. The Falcons fall to 2-1 after taking their first loss of the season.

Freshman attacker Abigail Paulus continued her stellar play this season scoring six goals to lead Queens' offense. Junior attacker Jena Ready added four goals, while sophomore attacker Maggie Masters notched six points on two goals and three assists. Masters also led the Royals in draw controls possessing six of Queens' 17. Senior midfielder Brittany Barnwell totaled four draw controls and two caused turnovers.

Paulus scored the first two goals of the opening half 5:27 into play. However, the Falcons would tie the game up at 4-4 2:30 later with back-to-back scores. Queens would answer with another goal from Paulus at 22:34 that sparked a 5-0 run for the Royals. By 10:18 in the first, Paulus had scored four of Queens' seven goals as they held a 7-2 lead. Neither team would find the back of the net until the 3:45 mark when Pfeiffer's Kristi Korn netted her second goal of the day. They would go on to score two more before halftime making the score 7-5 at the break.

The two teams traded goals at the start of the second half before the Royals put together a 4-0 run not even 10 minutes into the period. Pfeiffer finally put one in the net at 19:42 and followed with another within 30 seconds making the score 12-8 with 19:15 to play. The Royals final goal of the day would come from Masters with 15:33 to play. Queens then held the Falcons scoreless for over seven minutes. Chalane Morrison of Pfeiffer would score a goal at 8:13, but the Royals responded with their defensive pressure once again making it hard for the Falcons to make a push. Their last goal came with 1:58 to play.

The Royals outshot Pfeiffer 28-23 and won the battle for draw controls, 17-8. Pfeiffer totaled 21 ground balls to Queens' 17. Danielle Horoschak took the win in goal after collecting nine saves. Pfeiffer's Cassidy Wilson took the loss totaling six saves before being replaced after 34:27 of action.

Today's win was the ninth over the Falcons in program history. Pfeiffer leads the series 12-9.

Queens will be back in action on Monday, March 3 when they host Regis University at 4 p.m.

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