No. 4 Limestone Tops No. 11 Pfeiffer to Claim CC Crown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Fourth-ranked Limestone defeated No. 11 Pfeiffer, 9-5, 2012 Conference Carolinas Lacrosse Championship on Sunday, April 22 at the Queens Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park in Charlotte, N.C. The win gave Limestone a fourth consecutive Conference Tournament Championship and 14h in the last 15 seasons overall.

Limestone improved to 14-1 overall and in the process extended its NCAA Division II South Region win streak to 47 games, which includes a 14-0 mark on the season while Falcons fall to 11-6 and 10-4 within region action.

Sunday marked the fourth consecutive season that Conference Carolinas has sponsored the sport that the Saints have won the tournament title, adding to one in the then Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference with the others coming as member of the Deep South Conference.

Limestone is back in action on Saturday, April 28 traveling to non-conference and nationally No. 9 Catawba for a crucial South Region clash in what will be the final in-region game of the season for each. Limestone, No.1 in the NCAA Division II South Region Rankings is as noted above 14-0 within region play while Catawba, No. 2, is 14-2, which includes the 2012 Deep South Tournament title. Face-off next weekend in Salisbury, N.C., is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., at the Indians' Shuford Stadium.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Limestone scored five unanswered goals including all four in the fourth quarter to score a 9-5 win over Pfeiffer in the 2012 Conference Carolinas championship game for the second-consecutive season. The tournament's top seed and fourth-ranked nationally Saints improve to 14-1 overall while the second-seeded and 11th-ranked Falcons fall to 11-6.

Pfeiffer registered the lone first quarter goal as Justin Rose hit from Kory Lutes with 1:22 to play. Tucker Hammock would tally the first second quarter goal on an assist from James Shepherd as the Falcons grabbed a 2-0 lead.

The first of Limestone's runs began with Tor Reinholdt's first strike with 8:59 to play before the half while Shayne Jackson and Corey Rich followed to give the Saints a 3-2 halftime lead.

Out of the intermission, Zach Cummings made it a 4-2 Limestone advantage for Shepherd went back-to-back before Hammock added his second as Pfeiffer stormed back for a 5-4 lead.

Riley Loewen started the Saints comeback to square the contest at 5-5 through three in front of Reinholdt taking over with the first two in the fourth quarter to provide a little insurance with 10:55 to play. Limestone would add two more late goals in the final five minutes to secure their tournament championship.

Anthony Lamarca, Zac Clark and goalkeeper Hayden Kirk were named to the all-tournament team.

Pfeiffer is schedule to play their 2012 regular season finale next Sunday at home against Lindenwood beginning at 1:00 p.m.

2012-04-22



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