BANNER ELK, N.C. - The No. 9 Queens University of Charlotte Royals used a six point performance from Corey Geroy to defeat the Lees-McRae College Bobcats, 15-5, Thursday afternoon at Tate Field in a Conference Carolinas men's lacrosse game.
Geroy's six points came on one goal and five assists as the Royals improve to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the conference, while the Bobcats fall to 3-7 overall and 0-5 in the conference.
Despite the Bobcats controlling possession in the first quarter, the Royals struck first with two goals in a one-minute span. Louie Boyle notched the first goal with 5:58 remaining in quarter, and 41 seconds later, Alex Warehime scored to give Queens the 2-0 lead. Alex Wesenberg would add the final goal of the period to make it 3-0 Queens.
The Royals would then add the first four goals of the second period from four different players, but Brett Yusiewicz scored on an assist from Danny Ives for the Bobcts to make it 7-1. Yusiewicz added another goal 33 seconds later with a man-up goal from a Matt Markey assists to, but Queens' Brian Masterson notched his second goal of the game just before the half to give Queens the 8-2 halftime lead.
Boyle and Geroy would find the back of the net for Queens in the third, but Landon Young scored the final goal of the period for Lees-McRae making it 10-3 heading into the fourth.
The Royals offense exploded in the final period with five goals, while limiting Lees-McRae's offense to just two goals off the sticks of Derin Vacca and Yusiewicz to give the game the final of 15-5.
Queens' Brandon Macknew earned the win between the pipes for Queens with eights saves, and Rob Bacharach made eights saves in relief for the Royals. Andy Nesdill went the full 60:00 minutes in goal for the Bobcats and record 18 saves.
Yusiewicz had a team-high three points for the Bobcats with three goals. Young and Vacca had Lees-McRae's other two goals, while Markey had two assists in the contest. Sean Ryan and Vacca collected a team-high four ground balls.
For Queens behind Geroy, was Boyle and Wesenberg with three goals. Joe Taylor, who was 8-of-11 at face-offs, collected a game-high five ground balls.
Queens outshot the Bobcats 43-32 and won the ground ball 41-29. The Royals were also 16-of-24 at the face-off, and 26-of-29 on their clear attempts. Lees-McRae only cleared 18 of their 26 attempts successfully.
Lees-McRae will end their season at home against Catawba on Wednesday, April 28th at 7 p.m.