Women's Lacrosse Falls Late at Queens 10-9; Likely Stuck with #4 Seed in Next Weekend's Tournament
April 14, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Shannon Casey's second and final goal of the day with 1:48 remaining in regulation propelled Queens University of Charlotte to a 10-9 victory over Pfeiffer University in Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse on Saturday. The win pushes the Royals to 7-9 overall, 4-2 in league play while the Lady Falcons fall to 8-7, 4-2. The loss likely gives Pfeiffer the fourth and final seed in next week's tournament.
Kristi Kemp started scoring on the day 3:19 in while Shannon Bonnel responded two minutes later for Pfeiffer. After three-straight goals from Queens, the Lady Falcons started playing catch up with a Kristina Anderson goal at the 9:46 mark of the first.
Three minutes later, Liz Melesh scored back-to-back while Britton Muir tallied her first to square the match 5-5. Late strikes by Brittany Philip and Brittany Barnwell would put the Royals up two, 7-5 at the half.
Another quick tally by the Royals started second half play before Bonnel brought the Lady Falcons to within one after two-straight goals 59 seconds apart. Casey would then score the first of her two with 22:54 to play before Melesh and Bonnel rounded out scoring for Pfeiffer.
Bonnel finished with a game-high four goals for the Lady Falcons while Anderson and Melesh each registered a pair of assists.
Pfeiffer will now play their regular season finale on Wednesday night at Catawba beginning at 7:00 p.m.