Queener Powers No. 6 Limestone Over SNHU

GAFFNEY, S.C. After weathering an early goal, No. 6 Limestone (5-1, 1-0 CC) turned up the offense as they pounded Southern New Hampshire (0-1, 0-0 NE-10) 17-6 in an NCAA Division II women's lacrosse game at Saints Field on Thursday, March 8.

Senior attack Sylvia Queener (Penn Yan, N.Y.) led the way with three goals and a game-high tying four assists and seven points while senior attack Racquel Prager (Seaford, N.Y.) finished with four goals and two assists. Sophomore attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) delivered a pair of goals and had four assists on the day.

Based on the latest NCAA National Statistical Rankings, six points apiece from Oor and Prager tie them for the national lead with 27 while Oor's four assists give her the most in Division II with 15. Prager now leads the country with 22 goals, passing Queens Brittany Philip (19).

Sophomore midfielder Jessica Aguanno (Delray Beach, Fla.), junior midfielder Jessie Aguglia (Webster, N.Y.) and senior attack Kelly Lalonde (Henrietta, N.Y.) each added a pair of goals while Aguglia had a game-high tying five groundballs. Junior midfielder Chelsea Hargett (Ithaca, N.Y.) and freshman midfielder Sam McCarrick (Oswego, N.Y.) each chipped in with a solo score.

Sophomore defender Jenelle Fortunato (Vestal, N.Y.) won three draw controls and junior midfielder Brittany Howard (Oswego, N.Y.) added a game-high three caused turnovers. Senior goalkeeper Brigid Milchling (Cockysville, Md.) started and played 39:15, allowing three goals and making seven saves to move to 5-1 on the season.

Following a goal by SNHU's Emily Mongeau just over a minute and a half into the game that gave them a 1-0 lead, Limestone exploded for five straight goals, two of which were by Prager to take a 5-1 lead at the 17:16 mark. A Penman goal three minutes later cut the deficit to three but that would be as close as they'd get the rest of the way.

The Saints ripped off another six straight goals, this time with two apiece by Queener and Hargett, to stretch the lead to 11-2. Trailing 16-3 with 20:45 remaining in the game, Southern New Hampshire scored three of the next four goals but would get no closer than the final margin of 17-6.

Justine Clark and Emily King each notched a pair of goals to lead SNHU while Phoebe Clark had a goal three groundballs and three draw controls. Mongeau added a goal and assist to go along with four groundballs and two draw controls.

Limestone closes out their season-opening seven game homestand on Monday, March 12 when they host Indiana University of Pennsylvania at a special 12:00 p.m. start time.

2012-03-08



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