No. 3 Limestone Sprints Past Lees-McRae

GAFFNEY, S.C. Limestone senior attack Michael Colonell (Glen Arm, Md.) scored a game high five goals while fellow attack Riley Loewen (Burnaby, British Columbia), a junior, added four goals and an assist in leading the No.3 Saints (3-0) to a 25-1 win over Lees-McRae (1-3) in the Conference Carolinas opener for each on Wednesday, February 22 at "The Rock".

In all, five Saints had multiple-goal games, while 13 in all tallied at least one goal as Limestone extended its Conference Carolinas win streak to 20 and NCAA Division II South Region win streak to 35 straight games.

Sixty players in all saw action for the Saints with some 17 generating at least one point totaling 41 points on the day.

Juniors Corey Rich (Sacramento, Calif.), a midfielder and attack Tyler Baker (Peterborough, Ontario) scored three goals apiece while sophomore attack Matt Burke (Pasadena, Md.) scored a pair and added an assist. 2012 Tewaaraton Award Watch nominee Shayne Jackson (Bowmaville, Ontario) dished out a game high three assists in his brief time on the field.

39 of Limestone's 52 shots were on goal (.750%) while Lees-McRae had 6 of 17 on goal (.352%).

Limestone had a 62-31 advantage in groundballs headed by junior midfielder/attack Jake Ternosky (LaFayette, N.Y.) who corralled a game best seven while Colonell and sophomore midfielder Jamar Peete (Baltimore, Md.) each collected five. Ternosky also won nine of his 12 face-off attempts while junior midfielder Anthony Rodrigues (Lysterfield, Australia) was 8 of 12 and senior midfielder Desi Gonzalez (Massapequa, N.Y.) was perfect in his four tries at the center "x".

Limestone cleared on 18 of 19 tries (.947%) while Lees-McRae was successful on 10 of 16 attempts (.625%).

Limestone senior Steve Gartelman (Seaford, N.Y.), one of four that saw action between the pipes, played the first 20:43 earning improving to 3-0. Sophomore Steven Christofides (Center Moriches, N.Y.), and juniors Dustyn Lyons (Hood River, Ore.) and Jack Ziems (Elmont, N.Y.) combined for five saves and did not yield a goal.

Lees-McRae's goal came from Dalton Lamb, unassisted, on the Bobcats' first shot to even the game at one all early in the first period.

Limestone returns to action on Wednesday, February 29 traveling to Lenoir-Rhyne for a non-conference yet in-region clash against the Bears with the opening face-off scheduled for 4:00 p.m., in Hickory, North Carolina.

2012-02-22



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