Queens vs. Lees-mcrae
February 21, 2009
The Game Story:
CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Stephan LeBlanc (Restoule, Ontario, Highland)scored the game-high five goals in the Queens University of Charlotte season-opening win. The Royals defeated Conference Carolinas opponent Lees-McRae College 14-6 at the Queens University of Charlotte Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park.

The Royals (1-0/1-0 CC) scored the first goal of the season a little over four minutes into play. Louie Boyle (Bel Air, Md., Bel Air), who contributed four goals in the game, was assisted by LeBlanc on the goal. Queens gave up a Lees-McRae (0-2/0-1 CC) goal just under a minute later.

Before the first quarter ended, Queens tallied two more goals, one from Andrew Capallo (Bel Air, Md., C.M. Wright), assisted by LeBlanc, and the other unassisted from David Weise (Chesapeake Beach, Md., Huntingtown).

In the second quarter the Royals out-scored the Bobcats again 3-1. At the half, Queens was up 6-2.

The third quarter went by scoreless until LeBlanc netted his first of four goals in the quarter at the 7:32 mark. LeBlanc would put another past goalie Andy Nesdill a few minutes later. Lees-McRae scored their third goal of the game, but Queens followed up with three man-up goals in the last 1:59 of the quarter to lead13-3. Two of the last three were from LeBlanc and Boyle had one.

The Bobcats started the fourth off with a goal from Bryan Thompson. LeBlanc scored the only Royals’ goal of the quarter unassisted.

Queens pulled starting goalie Brandon Macknew (Abington, Md., Bel Air) with 5:31 to go and Tyler Rauch (Lake Mary, Fla., Lake Mary) came in for Queens. The Royals gave up two unassisted goals in the last 1:51 to make the final 14-6.

Macnew made five saves for Queens, Rauch two. On the other end Nesdill had 11 saves and Michael Fahey made three in the eight minutes he played.

Queens out-shot the Bobcats 45-15 and also edged the visitors in ground balls 39-30.

LeBlanc led the team with 11 shots, seven on goal, and Boyle had eight shots, two on goal.

Neil Sleight and Matt Markey each had three shots on goal for Lees-McRae.

The Royals travel to Limestone on Feb. 25 and the Bobcats face Pfeiffer that same day.