4th-Ranked Limestone Outguns No. 8 Dowling

GAFFNEY, S.C.-The No. 4-ranked Limestone College women's lacrosse team beat No. 8 Dowling 17-11 on Sunday afternoon at Saints Field in non-conference action. The Saints improve to 10-1 overall as the Lions stand at 4-2.

Katie Ilott (Brooklin, Ontario, Canada) and Chelsea Treat (Penn Yan, N.Y.) scored four goals apiece for Limestone. Raquel Prager (Seaford, N.Y.), Britt Howard (Oswego, N.Y.), and Kelly Oterson (Islip Terrace, N.Y.) recorded two goals each, as Renee Albro (Purcellville, Va.), Kelly Lalonde (Rochester, N.Y.), and Kristen Demarzi (Huntington, N.Y.) also scored in the victory. Prager led the Saints with two assists. Ilott was 3-3 on free-position attempts.

The Saints' Erin Growney (Rochester, N.Y.) and Ilott both had three draw controls. Albro and Chelsea Hargett (Ithaca, N.Y.) both had two caused turnovers. Goalkeeper Brigid Milchling (Cockeysville, Md.) kept the Saints in the game with 15 saves, and she also had 5 ground balls. Howard posted three ground balls.

Dowling's Cassadra Cronin (Islip Terrace, N.Y.) led all scorers with five goals. Stephanie Cotter (Ridge, N.Y.) scored four. Brianna Falese (Centerreach, N.Y.) and Samantha Titus (Bay Shore, N.Y.) each had two caused turnovers. Falese also led her team with five ground balls and seven draw controls. Goalkeeper Rachael Godlstein (Ridge, N.Y.) posted five saves.

The Saints jumped out to an 8-2 advantage in the first 20 minute of the opening half, but three consecutive Dowling goals cut the hosts' lead to 3 at halftime (8-5). Howard scored the first goal of the second half for the 9-5 lead, but the Lions would battle back and only trail 10-7 with 21 minutes left to play. However, Dowling would never get closer than three goals to the Saints' lead for the remainder of the contest as Limestone took the 17-11 victory.

Dowling held the 28-27 advantage on shots and the 24-19 advantage on ground balls. The visitors also won 18 of the contest's 30 draw controls. The Saints were 17-22 on clears while the Lions were 10-11.

The Saints and Lions also participated in the Lax 4 Life initiative on Sunday, which benefits the Allyson Rose Green Memorial Foundation. The Saints collected money at the game to benefit the foundation. Limestone also participated in the event during its road game at Shippensburg University on last Saturday in Pennsylvania.

The Allyson Rose Green Memorial Foundation was created to increase awareness of adolescent suicides and help identify adolescents at risk. Allyson was the younger sister of West Chester goalkeeper Mary Beth Green. The women's lacrosse teams in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference started Lax 4 Life last year and the effort has expanded to include NCAA Division II teams across the nation.

For more information on the Allyson Rose Green Memorial Foundation visit www.allysonsfund.org.

2010-03-28



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