February 20, 2009

Lees-McRae Falls to Queens, 19-12

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's lacrosse team (0-2, 0-2) fell to the Queens University of Charlotte Lady Royals (1-0, 1-0) Friday night in a Conference Carolinas clash,19-12, despite three goal efforts by freshmen Lexi King and Tiffany Paris.


Paris, with three goals and one assist, tied with sophomore Desiree Cox, who had four goals, for a team high in points with four. King finished with three points on her three goals. Freshman Cheryse Cox and junior Clair Shaw added one goal a piece for the Lady Bobcats. Eleven of the 12 goals scored for the Lady Bobcats came from freshmen and sophomores. Desiree Cox also led the team with three ground balls and finished second with four draw controls; Paris led the team with five draw controls.

King scored the first goal three minutes into the match, and after a Queens goal, she added her second of the match to give Lees-McRae a 2-1 lead on an assist from Paris.

The two goals by Desiree were answered by two Lady Royals goals to tie the game at four, but a Paris goal gave the Lady Bobcats a 5-4 lead.

Queens answered with four goals over the next ten minutes to take an 8-5 lead before King answered for the Lady Bobcats with 3:59 left in the half to make it 8-6. Queens found the back of the net one more time before the half to make it 9-6 at the break.

After the Lady Royals notched the first two goals of the second half to take an 11-6 lead, Shaw scored her first goal of the season to make it 11-7.

Paris scored on a free position shot after two Queens goals with 20:35 left in the half to make it 13-8.

With the Lady Bobcats trailing 16-8, Paris notched her final goal of the game on another free position shot with 12:25 remaining in the game to make it 16-9.

Desiree added two goals following two Lady Royals' goals on a free position shot and an unassisted goal to make it 18-11.

Cheryse Cox scored the final Lees-McRae goal to make it 19-12 and give the game its final score.

Lees-McRae won the draw control battle, 20-13, but Queens had 22 ground balls compared to 11 for Lees-McRae.

The Lady Bobcats will travel to Spartanburg, S.C. Saturday to take on Converse College. The game will pit former player against former coach as Lees-McRae head coach Amanda Chase goes up against her former college coach, Julie Redman, who now coaches the Valkyries.

Box score

2009 Season Stats

Pictured: Lexi King