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Sports history made: Queens Royals participate in first-ever Division 1 sporting event

The school's women's soccer team hosted UNC Wilmington in Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sports history was made in Charlotte on Thursday as Queens University participated in its first-ever Division 1 sporting event.

The Royals, who made the move from DII to DI over the summer, hosted UNC Wilmington in women's soccer.

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Fans and families gathered to witness the historic event, which drew a record crowd of 825 spectators to Dickson Field.

After a scoreless first half, the Seahawks broke through for a pair of second-half goals, winning 2-0.

Queens will stay at home for a non-conference match on Sunday when the Royals host Ball State.

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