Maha Clarke and her Queens University of Charlotte Field Hockey teammates opened South Atlantic Conference Carolinas play winning its first-ever league game 5-2 over Newberry College to move to 1-1 on the year.
After falling behind 2-0 in the 25th minute, Queens held Newberry College scoreless for the remainder of play while also putting five points on the board to secure the comeback win.
Queens' first goal came at the end of the first half after a foul was committed by Newberry inside the penalty circle. The Royals capitalized on the play as Molly Walter scored her second career goal on an assist from Jill Sherman to cut the deficit to one, 2-1, at the break.
In the second half, the Queens drew the game level at 2-2 when Hanna Nechay found Sherman open in front of the net where she fired the ball into the back of the cage in the 43rd.
Another penalty corner would lead to Queens' go-ahead goal in the 52nd minute of action. Karla von Ehren delivered the ball into play to Paige Ramsey who stopped the ball just in front of Mette Beekman allowing her to zip it into the net and put Queens in front, 3-2.
Just over a minute later Beekman returned the favor, squeaking a pass to von Ehren who had snuck into play after a penalty corner. Von Ehren then tapped the ball into the cage to give the home team a 4-2 lead.
Queens' final goal of the day came in the 65th minute from Millie Eaton-Jones. Walter was awarded the assist on the goal.
The Royals outshot Newberry, 20-4, putting 12 shots on goal to Newberry College’s two shots on frame. Additionally, Queens dominated in penalty corners earned, recording 16 to Newberry's two. Three of the Royals' five goals were scored off of penalty corners.