Flushing, N.Y. - It may have taken six games, but the returning All ECC, First Team selection from a season ago, Taylor Martello, had a breakout game against the District of Columbia on Thursday, scoring five times in Queens' 18-2 win over the Firebirds in Flushing. It was the first victory of the season for the Knights, and the first in the career of head coach, Todd Kaiser.
QC got on the scoreboard first as Taylor Martello scored her first goal less than two minutes into the game. After winning the ensuing draw, Kristen Korzevinski found Carly Chierico to make it 2-0, Knights. The third Queens' marker came less than a miunte after that when Chierico hooked up with Gabby Casanova. Just four minutes into action, Queens had a 3-0 lead. UDC got on the board nexxt, but then Chierico scored two more unassisted markers with Janet Campo adding a third. Ahead 6-1, Korzevinski got her second assist of the half when she found Samantha Wolf. Wolf scored again in the half and the Knights led at the break 11-1.
Queens scored sven more times to secure the win, 18-2. Martello finsihed with five goals and two assists, while Chierico had four markers and two helpers. Wolf scored three times and Campo and Alyssa McCormick each found the back of the net twice. QC dominated draw controls, 15-7 and Bridget Gleason had three ground balls and caused two turnovers.
The Firebirds, playing in just there second game in school history, scored for the first time ever. They received goals from Tiara Goode and Jasmin Lopez.
The Queens College lacrosse team returns to action on Tuesday, April 1, when they face ECC rival St. Thomas Aquinas. The opening draw is scheduled for 3:30 PM.