Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. - Queens College junior attacker, Taylor Martello, scored game high four points, on two goals and two assists in the QC women's lacrosse team's 12-6 loss to Mercy in an East Coast Conference game played in Dobbs Ferry on Wednesday afternoon. The Knights are now 0-4 overall and 0-2 in conference.
The Mavericks took the lead early, scoring the first six goals of the game. Queens finally got on the board when Martello found Gabby Casanova for a goal with 7:34 remaining in the first half. Mercy scored again, but Martello picked up her second assist when she connected with Kristen Korzevinski late in the first half. QC trailed 7-2 at the break.
The Knights scored twice in the first five-and-half minutes of action in the second half as Casanova scored her second goal and Martello netted her first; both were unassisted. Trailing just 7-4, with over 20 minutes remaining, Queens surrendered a goal to make it 8-4, Mavericks, but Alyssa McCormick drew QC within three, at 8-5, with an unassisted marker at 17:39.
The Knights' final score of the game came when Casanova hooked up with Martello on a goal with 8:36 left in regulation. That made the score, 9-6, Mercy. The Mavericks went on to score three more and win, 12-6.
The Queens College lacrosse team returns to action on Thursday, March 27, when they welcome the University of the District of Columbia to Flushing. The opening draw is scheduled for 2:30 PM.