Jackson's Eight Assists Spark Limestone
from press release
GAFFNEY, S.C. –Limestone senior attack Shayne Jackson (Bowmanville, Ontatrio) tallied a game nine points on eight assists and one goal while junior attack Riley Loewen (Burnaby, British Columbia) scored a contest best, six goals in leading the No.2 Saints (1-0) to a 22-3 season opening victory over Rollins(0-2) on Sunday, February 12 at "The Rock". In all the Saints had 12 different goal scorers and 14 in all to score at least one point while outshooting the Tars 59-26.
Jackson, a 2011 Tewaaraton Award Final 25 Nominee, had a hand in on seven of Limestone's 10 first half goals assisting on six and adding one his own as the Saint built a 6-0 after the first quarter and led 10-1 at the half. Jackson and Loewen were two of the seven goal scorers for the Saints in the opening half of action.
Limestone, which came up empty on its first eight shots out of the gate, scored the contests first goal at the 6:58 mark of first quarter when senior midfielder Jackson Decker (Port Moody, British Columbia) deposited a feed from Jackson into the back of the net, the first of his two goals in the afternoon. It also marked the first of six goals over the next seven shots for Limestone to close out the opening period in a game which the face-off temperature was 32 degrees under sunny skies.
Junior midfielder Zach Cummings (Crownsville, Md) provided a spark with three goals while attack Matt Burke (Pasadena, Md.) along with defensemen Brendan Shea (Maple Ridge, British Columbia), both sophomores, added two goals each. In addition sophomore's Jamar Peete (Baltimore, Md.) and Anthony Starnino (Rochester, N.Y.) registered two points each. Peete, a midfielder, assisted on two goals while Starnino, a defenseman, and junior midfielder Connor Devoe (East Rockaway, N.Y.)each scored a goal and added an assist, closing out the multiple point scorers for the Saints.
In goal, senior Steve Gartelman (Seaford, N.Y.) turned away five shots, all in the second period, (2GAA) in 45:00 action of action while sophomore Steven Christofides (Center Moriches, N.Y.) played the fourth quarter holding the Tars scoreless in his 8:41 of action making one save.
Limestone's defense was credited with 12 caused turnovers, by as many players. The Saints also held the Tars to only five successful clears in 12 attempts while Limestone was perfect in 13 tries.
The Saints were also plus-nine in ground balls with senior Randy Waugh (Severna Park, Md.) and junior Corey Rich (Sacramento, Calif.) grabbing four apiece. Waugh also added one goal.
Rollins' Stephen DeFlumeri, a freshman attack, had a goal and assist while midfielder Connor Galvin (Baltimore, Md.), also a freshman added one goal. Midfielder Peter Harvey had 10 ground balls and was 12-of-18 at the center "x" while sophomore goalie Andrew Sheerin made nine saves (17GAA) in 45:00.
Limestone, which extended in South Region win streak to 33 with the win over Rollins, returns to action on Saturday, February 18 hosting Florida Southern with the opening faceoff set for 1 p.m., at "The Rock.
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