CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Converse College (2-11) field hockey team had its two-game win streak snapped at the hands of Queens (N.C.) (6-9) on Saturday afternoon. The Royals used two second half goals to down the Valkyries by the final of 3-2.
Marina Montes-Nino and Flore Samsi led the Purple and Gold with one goal each on two shots, while Sarah Healy and Bo Linders also added a pair of shots apiece. For the contest Converse compiled a total of 11 shots compared to 12 by Queens. The Valkyries earned one more penalty corner than the Royals on the afternoon (7-6). Ciriaca Petitto played all 70 minutes in goal, allowing three scores while collecting four saves.
Queens broke through on the scoreboard first when Kayleigh Lawrence posted her first score of the season in the 17th minute of action. However, the lead did not last long as Samsi answered back just five minutes later, blasting a shot past the Royals keeper, knotting the contest at 1-1. That same score would lead the teams into the intermission.
The Royals regained the lead in the 52nd minute and went up by two with another goal in the 55th minute. Montes-Nino trimmed the deficit to one with a goal of her own in the 63rd minute of action.
However, that would be the last goal either team scored and Queens escaped with the 3-2 victory.
The Valkyries will be back in action on Friday, October 27 as they travel to take on St. Thomas Aquinas. That contest is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.