Flushing, N.Y. (11/29/17) The Lady Chargers traveled to Queens College on Wednesday for a match up with the Knights as they continue their quest for win number one on the season. Dominican was coming off of a loss on Sunday to the Owls of Southern Connecticut State University and were ready for a bounce back performance against Queens College. Dominican needed a strong effort not only for the win but they also know going in that their first conference game is coming up.
The game was pretty evenly matched to start with the first quarter ending with only one point separating the two teams. The second quarter was similar to the first in this even contest with the Lady Chargers sticking with the Knights the whole way and only trailed by a score of 34-30 after a three pointer by the Knights' Beth Bonin at the buzzer. A slow start by the Lady Chargers in the third quarter led to the Knights jumping out to a ten-point lead before Dominican called time out to try and settle things down. The Lady Chargers climbed their way back into it cutting the deficit to one point before the end of the quarter, but the Knights answered again to extend their lead back to seven to end the quarter.
The Knights started the final quarter off strong by extending their lead even further to their largest lead of the game which was eleven by a score of 56-45. Dominican again was able to answer to cut back into the Knights lead. The game was back down to a three-point difference until the Knights answered one last time to secure the win by the final of 64-58. The Lady Chargers were able to hang around and put pressure on the Knights but were never able to get over that hump and take control of the game. The Lady Chargers dropped to 0-6 (0-0 CACC) on the season and will open conference play on Saturday. Queens College improve to 3-2 with Merrick Rowland leading all scorers with 17 points scored.
As for Dominican, they had two players who scored in double figures. Taylor Tomlinson (Middletown, NY) scored 13 total points off the bench to lead the Lady Chargers and also added nine rebounds which was also the highest mark on the team. Rebecca Rabeiro (Midland Park, NJ) scored 11 points while Jasmine Gee (Englewood, NJ) added eight points in the loss. Samantha McClutchy (Washington Township, NJ) was strong off the bench as well scoring eight points and pulled down seven rebounds.
Dominican will continue their search for their first win of the season when they travel to Bloomfield College on Saturday December 2nd. This game will officially open conference play for the Lady Chargers this season.