No. 5 Limestone Pulls Away in 2nd Half from Queens

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Queens fell to 1-1 in Conference Carolinas action after losing 18-9 to No. 5 Limestone. The Royals are currently on a four-game skid and now sit at 4-6 on the season, while the Saints improve to 9-1 (2-0 CC).

The Royals were able to keep things close going score for score with the Saints in the first half. With 4:45 to play, Brittany Barnwell netted a goal to give the Royals a 5-3 lead. The Saints would go on a 3-1 run to knot things up at the break, 6-6.

The second half was all Limestone as they were able to put 12 points on the board to Queens' three. The Saints went up two, 8-6, seven minutes into the second before Shannon Casey brought the Royals to within one blasting the ball into the net. Sylvia Queener of Limestone would get hot notching back-to-back goals at the beginning of a 6-1 run that would put the visiting Saints up 14-8 with 14:36 left to play. Brittany Philip scored Queens' final goal of the game at the 12:04 mark after Casey found her cutting to the cage. The Saints would follow with four more to close things out for the win.

Barnwell led the Royals with four points after scoring three goals and notching one assists. She also collected five draw controls to lead Queens. Casey tallied three points, one goal and two assists, while Kristi Kemp and Philip each scored two goals. Kemp led the Royals with three caused turnovers. Taking the loss in the net was Chelsea Lancashire who totaled nine saves.

Sarah Oor led the Saints with seven points on two goals and five assists. Racquel Prager was right behind her with two goals and three assists for five points. Chelsea Treat and Queener finished with four goals apiece. Rashelle McLellan was awarded the win in goal after getting four stops.

The Royals are back in action on March 28 at Belmont Abbey College. The game is set to begin at 3:00 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. After being tied at the half, a massive second half explosion by No. 5 Limestone (9-1, 2-0 CC) helped secure an impressive 18-9 victory over Queens (4-6, 1-1 CC) in an NCAA Division II women's lacrosse game on Wednesday, March 21.

Sophomore attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) erupted for a pair of goals and season-high five assists to retake the national lead while junior attack Chelsea Treat (Penn Yan, N.Y.) and senior attack Sylvia Queener (Penn Yan, N.Y.) delivered four goals apiece with Queener's coming on just four shots. Senior attack Racquel Prager (Seaford, N.Y.) notched a pair of goals and three assists and freshman midfielder Sam McCarrick (Oswego, N.Y.) finished with three scores.

Senior goalkeeper Brigid Milchling (Cockeysville, Md.) started and played 25:15 before giving way to junior goalkeeper Rashelle McLellan (East Lyme, Conn.) after allowing five goals. McLellan was then a rock in goal, allowing just four scores over the remaining 34:45 to collect the win and improve to 1-0 on the season.

Queens got on the board first with a free position goal from Kristi Kemp at the 25:05 mark before Prager and Queener went back-to-back within just over a minute of each other to make it 2-1 Limestone at the 22:29 mark. The Royals answered back with the duo of Brittany Barnwell and Brittany Philip scoring consecutive goals to retake the lead at 3-2.

Junior attack Chelsea Treat (Penn Yan, N.Y.) knotted the game at 3-3 with 14:57 left in the first half before Kemp and Barnwell went back-to-back to thrust Queens back into the lead at 5-3 at the 4:45 mark. Goals by junior midfielder Chelsea Hargett (Ithaca, N.Y.) and Treat quickly retied it at 5-5. The Royals weren't done as Barnwell notched her third of the half with just over a minute to play but a tying goal by the Saints Oor made sure they wouldn't head to the half with a lead as she tied it a 6-6 with 31 seconds to go.

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