April 18, 2014
Corace Sets Women's Lacrosse Mark For Goals In A Season In Semifinal Loss To #11 Queens
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Queens, ranked 11th in NCAA II, topped Catawba 18-7 in the semifinals of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women's Lacrosse Tournament on Friday afternoon at the Queens Sports Complex. The Royals improve to 12-4 and advance to Saturday's championship. The Catawba Indians end their season at 7-9.
Sophomore Meredith Jones (Barnesville, MD/St. John’s Catholic HS) led Catawba with four goals and added an assist. Sophomore Alyssa Corace (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac HS) had a goal and an assist. Her goal gave her 37 on the season to set a new school record. Jones tied the school mark for assists in a season with 11.
Catawba matched the first two goals by Queens as Corace and Jones scored early to make it 2-2 after five minutes. Brittany Barnwell scored two goals in a 5-0 run by the Royals to put Queens up 7-2. Jones tallied with 1:13 left in the half to get the Lady Indians within 10-5 at the break.
Queens took over at the start of the second half. The Royals scored twice in the opening two and half minutes and had pushed the lead to 15-5 with 16:07 left. Queens led 18-5 before Jones scored twice for the Lady Indians in the final 2:25.
Barnwell, Brittany Larranaga and Megan Wagner each scored three goals for Queens. Arika Zimmerman had two goals and an assist, while Kelly Dowd and Alexandra Bruder also had a pair of goals.
Queens held a big 40-12 edge in shots and had just 13 turnovers to 28 for Catawba. The Lady Indians did win 15 of the 27 draw controls. Bethany Davis (Salisbury, MD/Parkside HS) stopped 15 shots in goal for Catawba.
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