Queens vs. Mars Hill
March 29, 2014
The Game Story:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. The Queens University of Charlotte men's lacrosse team improved their South Atlantic Conference record to 3-1 today after picking up a 15-10 win over Mars Hill University. The Royals now sit at 6-4 on the year, while the Lions drop to 4-6 on the year and 3-2 in the league. Attackers Garrett Chan and Evan Farkas led the Royals' offense scoring six and five goals, respectively. Justin Kestler added three goals, while Matthew Michael notched two assists. Mars Hill's Anthony Malcolm would be the first to get on the board in the opening quarter at 13:39 before the Royals answered with two straight to go ahead 2-1 at 9:35. Both goals were scored within 14 seconds of each other. Adam Zulak of the Lions would tie the game with 8:17 to play before Kestler put Queens ahead once again, finding the back of the net at 5:32. The Lions then scored two in a row, making it seem they would head into the second quarter with a one-goal lead. However, Chan had other plans finding the back of the net for Queens with just four seconds on the clock to knot the game at 4-4. The Royals rode the momentum of Chan's goal into the second quarter scoring four consecutive goals to lead 8-4 with 3:03 to play until the break. Jimmy McBride cut the Royals' lead to three with a goal at 1:11, but an unassisted score from Queen's Farkas gave the home team a 9-5 lead heading into the locker room. Mars Hill came out in the third quarter looking to cut into Queens' lead scoring two goals to trail 9-7 with 12:54 on the clock. However, the Royals had an answer outscoring the Lions 4-1 in the remaining minutes of the quarter. The Royals held the Lions to just two goals in the final period, while also scoring two themselves to secure their victory. One goal came from Casey Hock after he received a behind the back pass from Patrick Murphy, while the other was scored by Farkas on a feed from Michael. Queens outshot Mars Hill 52-24 and won the battle for ground balls, 32-19. The Royals also dominated the face-off with Kenneth Stryker winning 21-of-29. Stryker totaled 13 ground balls in the win. Queens goalkeeper Eric Dolan totaled eight saves. Jimmy McBride led the Lions with three goals, while Zulak and AJ Seip added two goals apiece. Patrick McMahon recorded 15 saves in the win. The Royals host Lenoir-Rhyne at home on April 2 at 4 p.m.