BANNER ELK, N.C. - In the pouring rain and sloppy field conditions, the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats fell to the Queens University of Charlotte 17-11 in Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse action Friday afternoon.
Tiffany Paris led the Lady Bobcats with five goals. Desiree Cox followed with four goals, and sister Cheryse contributed with two goals. Desiree led the team with eight groundballs, and Paris had six. Paris also had a team high four draw controls. Julia Campbell forced three turnovers.
Queens was led by Amanda Martin, who scored four goals and one assist, and by Brittany Phillip who had four goals. Kelley Duffey had a game high five assists. Three Lady Royals had earned three groundballs to lead the team. Caitlin O'Rourke had a team high three draw controls.
Queens exploded despite the sloppy conditions with seven goals in nine minutes to take a 7-0 lead. Then the two teams traded goals before the break to make the halftime score 10-3.
After the break, Paris scored back-to-back goals to cut the lead to 10-5. A Queens' goal was followed by three Lees-McRae goals to make it 11-7.
Queens scored four of the last five goals in the final minutes of the game to earn the 17-11 lead. The game was cut short due to the field conditions.
Queens outshot Lees-McRae 31-24, but the Lady Bobcats won the groundball battle 30-22.
With the loss, Lees-McRae falls to 6-5 overall and 2-4 in the conference, while Queens improves to 3-9 overall and 3-5 overall.
Lees-McRae travels to St. Andrews for their next game Sunday, March 29th.
2009 Season Stats
Pictured: Tiffany Paris