CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Coker College field hockey team fell to the Queens University Royals 6-3 Wednesday (Oct. 3) afternoon in an offensive shootout. Amelia Gajewski, Alyssa Baronella-O'Toole, and Kelly Mason recorded goals for the Cobras.
The Navy and Gold jumped out to an early lead in just the fifth minute when Gajewski beat the Queens goalkeeper for the score. Alyssa Baronella-O'Toole was credited with the assist. Queens evened the score just five minutes later. However, the Cobras answered in the 21st minute when Carla Deuble guided an accurate pass to Alyssa Baronella-O'Toole to put Coker ahead 2-1.
Once again, Queens responded to Coker's score, adding one of their own in the 40th minute to even the game at two. The Navy and Gold tallied their final goal of the afternoon in the 41st minute, pulling ahead of the Royals 3-2. Mason found the back the cage during the score and Alyssa Baronella-O'Toole earned the assist. Next, Queens went on to score four unanswered goals for the victory.
As mentioned, Alyssa Baronella-O'Toole, Mason, and Gajewski led the Cobras offensively with one goal each. Additionally, Mason led the Navy and Gold in shots with five and shots on goal with three. In goal, Kelsey Gibbons gathered five saves.
The Cobras will be back in action on Wednesday (Oct. 10) when they host Belmont Abbey in South Atlantic Conference Carolinas action at 7 PM.