Second-Ranked Limestone Cruises Past St. Andrews

GAFFNEY, S.C. - No.2 Limestone used a 13 goal run over a 17:30 span of the opening half in route to a 27-7 victory over St. Andrews in a Conference Carolinas clash on Wednesday, March 23 at The Rock. Limestone had what is believed to be a single-game program record 20 assists on its 27 goals, which came on 33 shots on goal, with 11 different players recording at least one goal in a contest that saw 47 Saints see action.

The win moved the Saints to 8-0 overall, 3-0 in the Conference and 7-0 in the region while the Knights dipped to 5-6 and 0-2 in the league.

The visiting Knights got the contests first goal 2:19 into the action on sophomore attack Daniel Shields (Mercer Island, Wash.) unassisted goal. Limestone junior midfielder Desi Gonzalez (Massapequa, N.Y.) answered 0:35 later taking a feed from sophomore midfielder Joshua Williams (Davidsonville, Md.) to tie the game and spark a 13-goal stretch that included junior attack Shayne Jackson's (Bowmanville, Ont.) game winner at the 8:39, breaking the 1-1 tie on a assist from senior attack Jeff Santo (Timonium, Md.).

The Saints scored six more times in the quarter and led 7-1 heading into the second period scoring six more over the first 4:43 building a 13-1 cushion. St. Andrews would stop the run on freshman attack Cameron Walsh's (Farmingville, N.Y.) goal, assisted by Shields with 9:22 left but Limestone would lead 16-4 at the half.

For Limestone, sophomore attack Riley Loewen (Burnaby, British Columbia) the reigning Inside Lacrosse/Nike NCAA Division II National Player of the Week and Conference Carolinas Player of the Week, scored a game high nine points thanks to four goals and while five assists.

Junior midfielder Shayne Jackson (Bowmanville, N.Y.) and sophomore midfielder Tor Reinholdt (Port Moody, British Columbia) each had four points both had a goal and three assists. Sophomore attack Tyler Baker (Peterborough, Ontario) had three goals and senior midfielder Thomas Langan (Potomac, Md.) added a pair while senior attack Jeff Santo (Timonium, Md.) had three assists.

Senior midfielder Brian Zwick (Dublin, Oh.) was 13 of 20 at the center "x" and grabbed a contest best 13 ground balls. Senior defenseman Ken Kerr (Pasadena, Md.) had three of Limestone's 17 caused turnovers.

Limestone held a 51-17 advantage in shots, 48-24 in ground balls while clearing on 11 of 12 attempts.

Limestone returns to action on Saturday, March 26, traveling to Florida for a key non-conference South Region showdown at St. Leo where the opening face-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Moment of silence observed prior to game: Prior to Wednesday's game Limestone offered a moment of silence prior to remember those effected by Saturday's tragedy that struck the Gaffney community, as 27 people were injured and one young man lost his life as a result of an accident in Spartanburg. The team had asked all on hand to join them in a moment of silence to remember six-year old Benji Easley and keep all of those individuals and their families in our thoughts.

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Gaffney, S.C. St. Andrews Presbyterian College (5-6, 0-2) faced off against fellow Conference Carolinas powerhouse the Limestone Saints (8-0, 3-0) on Wednesday afternoon. It proved to be a tough game for the Knights as Limestone just had too much firepower on their side.

Things looked promising at the start of the game when Sophomore Daniel Shields (Mercer Island, WA) scored the game's first goal and gave the Knights the quick 1-0 lead. However, the Saints would not be denied as their overwhelming offense took over and rattled of seven straight goals to end the first quarter with St. Andrews down 7-1.

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