February 15, 2008

Lady Bobcats Fall in Opener

CHARLOTTE, NC--Amanda Mahle led the Queens University of Charlotte women's lacrosse team with five goals in the 21-7 victory over the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats Friday afternoon at the Queens University of Charlotte Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park.

Queens (1-0 overall; 1-0 Conference Carolinas) scored five goals in the first 10 minutes of play to Lees-McRae's (0-1 overall; 0-1 Conference Carolinas) two. Mahle opened the scoring up just over one minute into play.

The Royals would go on to score another 10 in the half and limit the Lady Bobcats to one. The Royals were able to limit the visitors scoring by holding Lees-McRae to just nine shots in the half. Queens took 17, missing only on two.

Right from the whistle in the second half Queens was ready to find the net again. This time Kelley Duffy opened scoring in the half. Duffy recorded four goals in the game, the second highest for Queens. In addition to her four goals, Duffy had five assists. As a team Queens recorded 14 total assists.

Ellie Psillas scored two of the four goals for the Bobcats in the second set. Desiree Cox had the other two.

Queens out-shot Lees-McRae 11-7 in the second half, 28-16 for the entire game.

Logan Canale played between the pipes for the Royals and made seven saves in the game. Olivia Maurey made 21 saves for the Bobcats.

The Lady Bobcats will continue Conference Carolinas play on the road this weekend, battling St. Andrews Presbyterian College Sunday afternoon in Laurinburg, NC. Game time is scheduled for 1:00pm.

PICTURED: Ellie Psillas