Pfeiffer Falls to Rival Queens on Monday Night

Pfeiffer Falls to Rival Queens on Monday Night

Jeremy Zalacca - Director of Athletic Communications

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In a matchup of former conference rivals, the Pfeiffer women's soccer team (7-5) dropped a 3-0 decision at Queens (8-2-1) on Monday evening. Tonight marked the 26th meeting between the two programs since 1998 and was the Royals first head-to-head victory over the Falcons since a 3-1 win in 2011. Pfeiffer had been 4-0-1 against Queens since 2011 and the Falcons own a 10-9-8 record in the ultra-competitive rivalry.

Standout sophomore goalkeeper Kaley Hyatt was phenomenal on the night, making six saves and a couple of tremendous stops, to keep the Falcons within striking distance. However, the depth of Queens wore down the Falcons late.

The Royals owned a 19-2 advantage in shots in the evening and a 9-0 lead in shots on goal. The match was scoreless heading into the break thanks to a pair of huge stops by Hyatt.

Queens netted the game-winner in the 52nd minute when Alana Jefferson lofted a shot over Hyatt for her sixth strike of the season. Less than six minutes later, Elizabeth Phan scored goal number two for the Royals. The final tally came in the 88th minute.

A year ago, Pfeiffer defeated Queens in Misenheimer by a final score of 1-0 when Ryanna Hammond scored in the 75th minute to send the Falcons to victory.

The matchup also featured siblings on opposite sides. Pfeiffer's Gabby Bosak lined up against her sister Alyssa.

The Falcons don't have much time to rest as they return to action on Wednesday night with a road trip to Methodist on tap. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the matchup of USA South opponents.