Lacrosse (M)

Men's Lacrosse Falls Short in Upset Bid of Queens


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Queens pulled away in the final quarter to post a 14-11 win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.  The Royals, ranked 17th in NCAA II, improve to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 0-3 and 0-1.

The teams were never separated by more than two goals until a tally by Royal Garrett Sadler with 3:27 remaining accounted for the final margin.  Queens never trailed, but saw Catawba tie the game five times.

Liam Lynch (Marietta, Ga./Pope) led Catawba with three goals and added an assist.  Joe Barber (Upper Marlboro, Md./Bishop McNamara) and Connor Kennedy (Weddington, N.C./Weddington/Tampa) each had a pair of goals.  Sadler scored three goals for Queens and added an assist.  Jesse Oliver, Griffin Stechmiller and Nick Carlson all had two goals.

Oliver netted the first goal of the game at the 11:44 mark of the first quarter.  Down 2-0, Catawba scored twice in 18 seconds to tie the game midway through the quarter.  Queens would score two more before again seeing the Indians post a pair of goals to pull even.  Kennedy and Barber scored nine seconds apart in the final 30 seconds of the opening quarter to make it 4-4.

Carlson put home two goals for Queens to start the second quarter, but Lynch and Reid Lichtenberger (Austin, Texas/Vandergrift) had two for Catawba to tie the game at six.  Oliver scored with 1:43 left before the half to give Queens a 7-6 edge at the break.

Lynch tied the game again early in the third before Stechmiller scored back-to-back to send the Royals ahead 9-7.  Kennedy and Barber answered those two goals to make it 9-9 with 4:05 to go in the quarter.  Queens retook the lead 17 seconds after Barber's tying goal and took an 11-10 lead to the final quarter.

Vincent Valenza gave Queens a 12-10 edge with 12:35 left.  Cole Fanzo (Crofton, Md./S. River) pulled that goal back with 11:14 remaining, but Sadler tallied twice for Queens in the final eight minutes to give the visitors the win.

Catawba held a 53-36 edge in shots with Eric Dolan making 22 saves for the Royals.   Ryan Applegate (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra) posted 11 saves for Catawba.  Connor Eakes (Broomfield, Colo./Broomfield) dominated the face-offs, winning 20 of his 28 attempts.  He scooped up 13 ground balls.

Catawba returns to action next Saturday with a league contest at Lincoln Memorial at 2 pm.

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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