February 28, 2013

McCarrick's Five Goals Lead No. 6 Limestone Past No. 14 Mercyhurst

from press release

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Sophomore midfielder Sam McCarrick (Oswego, N.Y.) drilled home a game-high five goals as No. 6 Limestone (4-0, 2-0 CC) defeated No. 14 Mercyhurst (1-1, 0-0 PSAC) 12-6 in an NCAA Division II women's lacrosse game on Thursday, February 28.

McCarrick led the way for Limestone with her five goals and added a pair of draw controls while junior midfielder Katie Farrell (Brooks, Ga.) notched a hat trick with three goals and four groundballs. Senior midfielder Chelsea Treat (Penn Yan, N.Y.) finished with a pair of goals and an assist and senior attack Sylvia Queener (Penn Yan, N.Y.) added two assists, three groundballs and three draw controls.

Senior midfielder Jessie Aguglia (Webster, N.Y.) and senior attack Ali Schumacher (Gainesville, Va.) each had a goal and junior attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) finished with an assist. That was the 100th of her career in less than three year. Senior goalkeeper Rashelle McLellan (East Lyme, Conn.) played all 60 minutes in net, making four saves and allowing just six goals to improve to 4-0 on the season.

McCarrick got the Saints on the board just 2:47 in off an assist from Queener before the Lakers' Kayla Minner knotted the game at 1-1 just 35 seconds later. The teams would then alternate scores over the next four goals to leave the game tied at 3-3 with 7:50 left in the first half. Limestone notched a pair of man-up scores during that stretch before Katie Farrell delivered her second of the game, this at the 6:43 mark, to give the Saints a 4-3 lead at the break.

It would be a different story in the second half as Limestone opened up the frame by scoring five of the next six over a span of 17:48 to push the lead to 9-4 with 12:12 left in the game. The Hurst would cut the deficit to 9-6 in less than a minute as they came away with a pair of quick goals by Hannah Corton and Rebecca Himes. That would be all they would get, however, as the Saints scored the next three goals, two unassisted, to wrap up the six goal victory.

Corton and Minner each finished with a pair of goals while Minner added an assist, three groundballs and two draw controls. Himes and Erin Byrnes each had a solo score for the Lakers. Rebecca Muscella played all 60 minutes between the pipes and allowed all 12 scores while making six saves to fall to 1-1.

Limestone will return to the field for their biggest game of the year as they host No. 2 Le Moyne on Monday, March 4. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. at Saints Field.


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