Prager, Oor Lead No. 6 Limestone Past No. 4 Lock Haven

WINTER PARK, Fla. Showing that they are indeed one of the top teams in the nation, No. 6 Limestone (8-1, 1-0 CC) delivered a huge 13-10 victory over No. 4 Lock Haven (1-2, 0-0 PSAC) on Saturday, March 17. It was their second straight victory over a nationally ranked opponent and third this season.

Sophomore attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) produced yet another incredible performance with a pair of goals, four assists and four groundballs to lead the Saints while senior attack Racquel Prager (Seaford, N.Y.) had a game-high four goals and an assist. For Oor, it was the fifth time this season she has recorded four assists in a game, including in three of her last four. She is now second in the nation in assists (25) and third in points (41), trailing each by just one.

That high scoring duo was joined by senior attack Sylvia Queener (Penn Yan, N.Y.) who recorded a pair of goals and two assists and freshman midfielder Sam McCarrick (Oswego, N.Y.) who finished with two scores, two groundballs and a pair of draw controls.

A trio of juniors in midfielder Brittany Howard (Oswego, N.Y.), attack Chelsea Treat (Penn Yan, N.Y.) and midfielder Jessie Aguglia (Webster, N.Y.) each added a single score while Howard chipped with two groundballs and two draw controls. Senior goalkeeper Brigid Milchling (Cockeysville, Md.) played all 60 minutes, allowing 10 goals and making a season-high tying 11 saves to improve to 8-1 on the year.

The Saints, clearly remembering last year's low scoring 7-6 victory, wasted no time as they exploded for four straight goals over the first 15:21 to take a 4-0 lead. As LHU started to find their offense, Limestone kept up the offensive pressure and maintained at least a four-goal lead, eventually pulling ahead 11-7 with 11:58 to go in the game.

At that point, the Eagles' Julie Moran delivered back-to-back scores in less than a minute to cut the deficit to 11-9 but they would get no closer. As the score stayed that way for the next four minutes, the Saints bided their time offensively. With 6:17 left on the clock Howard struck with her lone goal and was followed less than four minutes later by Prager's fourth goal to make it 13-9. A late LHU goal with 11 seconds left put the game at the final margin of 13-10.

Moran and Elyse Fisher led Lock Haven's efforts with three goals and three draw controls while Kayleigh Johnson and Gwen Buss had a pair of goals and an assist apiece. Kelly Hamilton, Chelesa Borrino and Kate McKague each had solo assists. Heather Sacko played the entire game in net, allowing all 13 goals and making 10 saves to fall to 1-1 on the year.

After eight straight non-conference matchups, Limestone returns to Conference Carolinas action on Wednesday, March 21. That day they will travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take on rival Queens University of Charlotte for a 6:00 p.m. contest.

Notes: Last season Limestone defeated No. 4 Lock Haven 7-6 on three second half Prager goals on April 23 ... LHU is the third nationally ranked opponent the Saints have defeated this season along with No. 12 Gannon (19-9) and No. 11 Bentley (12-11).

2012-03-18



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