Maha Clarke and her Queens University of Charlotte Field Hockey teammates played its final regular season home game falling 9-6 to No. 10 Limestone College.
Queens University of Charlotte Field Hockey now sit second in the South Atlantic Conference Carolinas to the Saints with a league record of 5-3 and an overall record of 7-8. Limestone improves to 11-3 on the year and 8-0 in conference play.
Queens was led by Mazvita Mtisi who totaled three goals and two assists after putting all six of her shots on goal today. Senior Renee Smith added two goals and junior Hanna Nechay tallied one goal. Freshman Molly Walter notched the Royals' third assist on the day.
Limestone jumped out to an early lead scoring back-to-back goals in the 10th and 11th minute of action. Queens was able to close the gap to one when Mtisi and Smith teamed up on a goal in the 24th, and the Royals knotted things up with another in the 28th from the stick of Mtisi. However, Limestone managed to sneak another ball into the cage just short of the break to take a 3-2 lead into the half.
Queens opened the second half with all of the momentum scoring three goals in just under six minutes. Mtisi had her hand in all three, scoring two and assisting on one. In the 40th, the forward snuck the ball past Limestone's keeper in a scramble in front of the cage. Not even a minute later, she would dispossess her opponent and race up the field to find Nechay in front of the cage for a score. Mtisi then fired a rocket into the cage from the right side of the field in the 41st to put the Royals ahead 5-3.
Queens saw its largest lead of the day on its next goal scored by Smith in the 49th which put the home team in front by three, 6-3. However, the goal would be the final of the day from the Royals as the Saints got hot in the final 20 minutes scoring six unanswered goals to take over control and steal the win.
The Royals outshot Limestone 14-11, putting 12 shots on goal to the Saints' 10 shots on goal. Additionally, Queens earned seven penalty corners to Limestone's five.
Kate Remley led the Saints with four goals and one assist while Thando Muchemenyi recorded one goal and two assists. Cameron Felch and Kelly Diplock each tallied one goal and one assist, and Cassidy Coates and Keaghan Keracher chipped in with one goal apiece. Susie Williams collected six saves in the cage.
Prior to the start of the game, seniors Amanda Rafferty and Renee Smith were honored for their careers with the Royals.