Maha Clarke and her Queens University of Charlotte Field Hockey teammates collected a 6-3 win today over Bellarmine University in a neutral match between the two programs.
Renee Smith led Queens with three goals while Maya Forbes followed with a pair. Abby Carls added one goal. Kayleigh Lawrence totaled two assists, while Jill Sherman, Mazvita Mtisi, and Victoria Hood each recorded one assist.
Smith scored two goals in the opening half of play to put Queens in front, 2-0, at the break. She then scored her third to record her first hat trick of the season in the 49th. Queens' third point followed a goal from Bellarmine's Madi Isom giving the game a 3-1 score.
The two teams then traded goals over a short five-minute span which ended with another score from Bellarmine's Isom in the 54th. The point would bring them within one of Queens, 4-3, but that was as close as they would get as Forbes and Carls of Queens closed the game putting a couple of shots in the back of the cage to secure the 6-3 Queens win.
Queens was outshot 17-14 by Bellarmine, putting nine shots on goal to the Knights' 11. Miranda Childers totaled six saves in 64:15 for Queens, while Heather Gregory of Bellarmine recorded three saves.