Queens vs. Pfeiffer
April 2, 2009
The Game Story:
CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Queens menís lacrosse put themselves in good position for the Conference Carolinas tournament with an 16-11 win over Pfeiffer Thursday evening. The win gives Queens a 4-1 record in league action and earns them part, if not all, of the regular season championship. The Royals wonít know if they win the title outright or share the title until the other league schools finish conference play.

The game was the last conference contest of the regular season for Queens (5-5/4-1 CC), while other schools play until April 11. The Royals do have one more regular season game set for Saturday April 4 against Catawba College.

Pfeiffer (7-2/3-1 CC) could share part of the title with Queens if they win against Limestone College on April 11.

Queens jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first quarter, but Pfeiffer snuck two by goalie Rob Bacharach (Baltimore, Md., Dulaney) in the last 44 seconds of the quarter.

Pfeiffer scored three unanswered goals to start the second quarter, tying the game at five all. The Royals rallied, taking the lead back and heading into the half up two goals, 8-6.

Each team put three in the back of the net in the third, but Queens never let the Falcons take the lead. The strong defense by Queens continued into the last quarter. The Falcons were held to just three shots in the 15 minute stanza, while the offense got nine off.

Stephan LeBlanc (Restoule, Ontario, Highland) led the Royals offense with six goals and three assists. He managed to score at least on in each quarter and took a total of 12 shots. Corey Geroy (Horseheads, N.Y., Horseheads) and Cory Thomas (Columbia, Md., River Hill) each had two goals and one assist. Bacharach made 12 saves between the pipes.

The go-to faceoff player Mike Delallo (Syracuse, N.Y., West Genesee) won 20 on the day, loosing just five. As a team, Queens lost just seven in the game.

Shawn Cross scored four for Pfeiffer. Kyle Rockey and Derrick Ensor each notched two. Goalie Jimmy Dyches made seven saves in the game and picked up three ground balls.