Flushing, N.Y. - The Queens College lacrosse team used a Carly Chierico goal in the first minute of the second half to pull within one goal, but it wasn't enough as Southern Connecticut State pulled away for a 14-9 win. Queens is now 1-8 on the season.
The Owls scored the first three goals of the game before QC could react, and the Knights finally got on the board when Samantha Wolf hooked up with Janet Campo for the score at 13:29. Queens made is 3-2 less than thirty seconds later when Campo scored her second marker of the game off a free position shot. Southern Connecticut scored three more times in the half, while the Knights got unassisted tallies from Taylor Martello and Kristilyn Reynolds. Queens trailed at the half, 6-4.
Chierico's goal at 29:09 pulled QC within one, at 6-5, but the Owls scored off the subsequent draw. In fact, Southern Connecticut would go up 10-5 before Queens called a timeout to regroup on offense. Following the repsite, the Knights scored the next three goals. The unassisted markers came from Cheirico, Maretllo and Campo and the Knights got as close as 10-8. But the Owls scored four of the next five to put the game away. Alyssa McCormick had the remaining QC goal.
The Queens College lacrosse team returns to action on Wednesday, April 16, when they travel to Pennsylvania to face Philadelphia University. The opening draw with the Rams is slated for 4:00 PM.