Maha Clarke and her Queens University of Charlotte Field Hockey teammates collected its first win of the season and first win in history on Bessant Field defeating Belmont Abbey College, 5-0.
Queens University of Charlotte now sit at 1-3 on the year, while Belmont Abbey are 4-1 and get handed their first loss of the year.
After coming out of the break tied with Belmont Abbey College, 0-0, Queens University of Charlotte saw their first goal of the game come from Mazvita Mtisi in the 38th minute when she deflected a ball from Sta'sha Waterfield into the cage. The pair then teamed up once more in the 39th when Mtisi found a pass from Waterfield in the circle to score her third goal of the year. Mtisi then picked up an assist in the 48th minute on the Queens University of Charlotte’s third goal of the day which came from Hayley Anna.
Goal number four for Queens was scored by Renee Smith in the 52nd minute when she collected a deflected ball in the circle and fired it into the back of the cage. Jill Sherman then scored t Queens University of Charlotte final point of the day rebounding a saved shot in the 62nd minute to give Queens a 5-0 lead.
The first half saw a combined eight total shots from both teams before ending in a 0-0 score. Belmont Abbey College had a strong opportunity to score in the 22nd minute turned away by Korey Fine, who dove across the cage to make the team save.
Queens outshot Belmont Abbey, 14-8, putting 10 shots on goal to the Crusaders' five. Goalkeeper Kelsey Fringer earned the first shutout of her career after totaling three saves.