Lady Bobcats Fall to Queens

The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats hosted Queens University of Charlotte Sunday afternoon in Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference action, falling 14-8 to the Lady Royals. Queens improves to 10-6, (6-4 CVAC) while the Lady Bobcats fall to 1-14, (0-9 CVAC).

The Lady Royals raced out to a 5-0 lead before Laura Hawthorne put the home side on the board with an unassisted goal at 17:42. The teams remained scoreless for the next seven minutes before Queens put together another 5-0 run to grab control of the contest with 5:33 to play. Seniors Brittany Dabkowski and Marjie Lesser got a pair back for the Lady Bobcats, however Queen's responded with one more with just 0:19 to play in the half, sending the Royals into halftime with an 11-3 lead.

Lees-McRae would score the first goal in the second half as Clair Shaw would bury a free position attempt at 24:18. After exchanging goals, the Lady Bobcats clawed their way back into the game with three straight goals from Lesser, Dabkowski, (pictured top right), and Julia Campbell and 6:36 to play. Unfortunately, the damage had been done and Queens added one more for insurance.

Christina Anderson led the Lady Royals with a game high four goals and an assist. Brittany Weller, Kelley Duffey and Kelly Wrightson all added a pair of goals while Amanda Mahle, Shannon Janney and Carolyn Parsons all added singles. Duffey also picked up a pair of assists for the Lady Royals.

Dabkowski led the way for the Lady Bobcats scoring two and setting up two others. Hawthorne scored twice and chipped in an assist while Shaw also buried a pair. Lesser and Campbell rounded out the Lees-McRae scoring with singles.

Prior to the game, the senior pair of Dabkowski and Lesser were honored for their four year contribution to the Lady Bobcats program. With at least two more games in their careers, each will be leaving with their names in the record books. Dabkowski currently holds the all time assists record (41) as well as the all time total points record (114). Her 73 career goals also rank second. Lesser, (pictured bottom left), owns the school's all time ground balls record (105) while ranking third in goals (53), and total points (89), and third in goals scored (53). This season, Lesser currently ranks 24th in the nation in caused turnovers per game averaging 1.5, as well as 26th in draw controls per game, averaging 2.5.

Dabkowski, Lesser and their Lady Bobcats teammates will close out their regular season Wednesday afternoon hosting St. Andrew's Presbyterian College at 4:00pm.