CHARLOTTE- The Mars Hill lacrosse team lost to Queens 15-10 in South Atlantic Conference action on Saturday at Queens Sports Complex. Mars Hill drops to 4-6 overall and 3-2 in league play, while Queens improves to 6-4 on the season and 3-1 in the conference.
Malcolm gave Mars Hill an early 1-0 lead, scoring one minute and 21 seconds into the game. Queens tied the score at 1-all with an Evan Farkas goal with 9:49 to play in the quarter and took the lead 14 seconds later on a Garrett Chan tally. Mars Hill answered with a goal from Zulak before Queens took a 3-2 lead with a Justin Kestler goal at the 5:32 mark. The Lions got goals from Seip and Sage for a 4-3 lead with just over two minutes remaining before the Royals tied the score at 4 with Chan's second goal of the quarter with four seconds left in the opening frame.
Queens scored four unanswered goals in the second quarter to take an 8-4 lead before McBride's first goal of the game with 1:01 to go in the half. Farkas gave Queens a 9-5 halftime lead with his third goal of the opening half with 10 seconds remaining.
The Lions pulled to within two goals, 9-7, following goals from Zulak and Seip with 12:54 to play in the third quarter. The Royals and Lions traded goals before Queens scored three goals to end the period with a 13-8 lead.
Kolipinski brought the Lions to within four after he scored with 11:13 to play. Queens tallied two goals in the middle portion of the period before McBride scored his third and final goal with 1:32 remaining.
Eric Dolan faced 18 shots and made eight saves in the win. Patrick McMahon faced 30 shots and stopped 15.
Queens was five-for-five in extra-man opportunities, while Mars Hill converted their lone chance.
Mars Hill returns to action on Saturday, April 5 at Meares Stadium and Ammons Family Athletic Center against Wingate at 2 p.m.