Jackson Assists No. 6 Limestone Past Wingate

GAFFNEY, S.C. - Limestone junior attack Shayne Jackson (Bowmanville, Ont.), a 2012 Tewaaraton Award nominee, assisted on nine goals and scored three of his own, while fellow attack and junior Riley Loewen (Burnaby, BC) scored six goals with one assist, to lead the No. 6 Saints past Wingate 20-5 in non-conference action on Wednesday. The Saints, who extended their South Region win streak to 40 games, are now 8-1 on the season while Wingate drops to 4-4.

Jackson's 12 points and nine assists both tied for fifth most all-time in a NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse contest.

Jackson and Loewen hooked up early and often with Jackson assisting on three of Loewen's four first half goals as the Saints, who scored the contests first seven, led 11-2 at the half outshooting the Bulldogs 23-5 in the process. Jackson had seven points by the intermission combining five assists with two goals.

Junior midfielder Tor Reinholdt (Port Moody, British Columbia) scored three goals including the games first at 13:06 mark of the first quarter from Jackson that proved to be the game winner.

In all five Saints had multiple goal games with two each from midfielders Corey Rich (Sacramento, Calif.), a junior and freshman John Woodworth (Great Bend, N.Y). Jackson Decker (Port Moody, British Columbia), a senior attack midfielder, assisted a trio of goals for the Saints who outshot Wingate 38-14.

Limestone generated 37 points (20g, 17a) spread among 11 players.

The Saints had the advantage at the center "x" taking all but eight of 29 face-offs and were plus-14 in ground balls at 44-30. Limestone junior face-off specialist Jake Ternosky (LaFayette, N.Y.) won 15 of 20 attempts and corralled a game best seven ground balls.

In goal, senior Steve Gartelman (Seaford, N.Y.) played the first three periods making three saves (4 GAA) improving to 8-1.

Wingate was led by David Lee's three goals and a four assist outing from Derek Watts.

Limestone returns to action on Saturday, March 17 at Belmont Abbey for a Conference Carolinas showdown against the Crusaders. Opening face-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.


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