March 3, 2012

Limestone Women Cruise Past Gannon

from press release

GAFFNEY, S.C.
– Goals on five of their first six shots and a steady offensive output helped lead No. 6 Limestone (4-1, 1-0 CC) to an impressive 19-9 victory over No. 12 Gannon in an NCAA Division II women's lacrosse contest on Saturday, March 3 at Saints Field.

Senior attack Racquel Prager (Seaford, N.Y.) finished with a game-high five goals and added an assist while senior attack Sylvia Queener (Penn Yan, N.Y.) contributed a career-high four goals, assist and game-high tying four draw controls to lead the Saints.

Sophomore attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada), usually the facilitator of the offense, notched three goals and an assist and junior midfielder Brittany Howard (Oswego, N.Y.) added a pair of goals and three ground balls. Senior goalkeeper Brigid Milchling (Cockeysville, Md.) started the game and played 55:53, allowing eight goals and making nine saves to move to 4-1 on the season.

Prager opened the game with back-to-back goals over the first three minutes before Howard added her first score to make it 3-0. The lead would grow to 6-0 before Gannon got their feet under them on a slick field, scoring three straight goals to cut the deficit in half.

With the score at 6-3, the teams alternated scores over the next four goals, leaving it at an 8-5 Limestone advantage with 7:32 remaining in the half. Six straight goals by the Saints through six minutes into the second half put the game well out of reach at 14-5. From there, they went on to close out the 10-goal victory.

Jess Fugate led Gannon with a pair of goals and a game-high three assists while Caitlyn Fisher had a pair of goals and three groundballs. Christie Valentine added two goals and an assist and Rachel DerCola, Sarah Grzybinski and Stevie Lombardoni each had single scores. Margaret Maslyn played all 60 minutes in net, allowing 19 goals and making seven saves to drop to 1-2.

Limestone is back in action on Thursday, March 8 as they host Southern New Hampshire. Game time is set for 3 p.m. at Saints Field.


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