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McDonough's Four Goals Keeps Lacrosse Close in 12-9 Loss to #8 Queens

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SALISBURY, NC -- Brian Masterson (Toledo, OH) scored three goals and Mike Delallo (Syracuse, NY) won 16-of-24 face-offs as eighth-ranked Queens held off host Catawba 12-9 in lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.  The Royals improve to 9-2, while the Catawba Indians fall to 4-6. 

C.J. Dunshie (Apex, NC/SE Raleigh HS) gave Catawba the early lead midway through the first quarter, but Queens tallied twice in the final 35 seconds of the opening quarter to take the lead.  The Royals grabbed a 3-1 lead on Masterson’s first goal just 18 seconds into the second quarter after an illegal stick penalty gave Queens a man-up situation. 

The Indians killed off the rest of the three minute penalty and pulled within a goal on a tally by Marty Tuohy (Weymouth, MA/Weymouth HS) a man down.  Walter McDonough (Wilmington, NC/Laney HS) tied the score at the 11:50 mark on the first of hits four goals for Catawba.  Braden Artem (Acton, Ontario, CANADA/Christ the King) got the Indians level for the final time at 4-4, but the Royals scored twice in less than a minute to lead 6-4 with 6:06 to go in the half.

Queens held an 8-6 lead at the break and scored four of the first five goals after the half.  Catawba got two goals back in the final 3:19, but Delallo controlled the face-offs to keep the Indians at bay.  Queens held a 47-30 edge in ground balls in addition to its face-off advantage.

Catawba took 37 shots to 30 for Queens with Royal goalie Brandon Macknew (Abingdon, MD) stopping 12 shots.  Michael Pecchia (Coquitlam, BC, CANADA/Heritage Woods) had nine saves for Catawba.

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