No. 3 Limestone Gets by No. 15 Bloomsburg

GAFFNEY, S.C. Fresh off a No. 3 national ranking, Limestone (8-1, 2-0 CC) pulled out a hard fought 13-8 victory over No. 15 Bloomsburg (2-2, 0-0 PSAC) on Wednesday, March 20.

Senior attack Sylvia Queener (Penn Yan, N.Y.), just named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week, continued her tear as she drilled a game-high tying three goals and added an assist while junior attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) had two goals and three assists.

They were joined by sophomore midfielder Sam McCarrick (Oswego, N.Y.) with a pair of goals and an assist and senior midfielder Chelsea Treat (Penn Yan, N.Y.) with two goals. Senior goalkeeper Rashelle McLellan (East Lyme, Conn.) played all 60 minutes in goal, allowing eight goals and making seven saves to improve to 8-1 on the year. She also added a game-high seven groundballs.

Both teams came out firing as they alternated the first six goals to deadlock at 3-3 with 21:54 on the clock. Morgan Sheriff notched the third and tying goal for BU and the proceeded to put the go ahead goal in at 18:53 to make it 4-3.

It would be the Saints turn to answer with a tying goal, this time by senior midfielder Brittany Howard (Oswego, N.Y.) and that ignited another exchange of goals to leave the score at 5-4 Huskies with 15:38 on the clock. At that point, Queener delivered back-to-back goals at 8:26 and 7:30 while Treat made it three straight with 5:30 on the clock. Limestone would then take that 7-5 lead into the half.

Following a Julie Falk goal to open the second half and narrow the gap to just one at 7-6, the Saints registered another three straight, this time with Oor delivering back-to-back goals at 25:57 and 17:18. Senior attack Ali Schumacher (Gainesville, Va.) capped that stretch to give Limestone a 10-6 lead.

After more than three minutes of scoreless play, BU's Maggie Canavan found the back of the net at 9:20 before Sam Mazzie followed at 6:42 to get within two at 10-8. From there, however, it would be all Saints as they scored the final three goals, including two in the final 18 seconds, to close out the 13-8 victory.

Morgan Sheriff delivered three goals to lead the Huskies while Ashley Bossert had a goal and an assist along with three groundballs. Falk finished with a goal and two assists and Maggie Canavan, Kelsey Metzler and Mazzie each scored solo goals to round out the scoring. Sara Bates played all 60 minutes and allowed all 13 goals while making 10 saves to take the loss.

No. 3 Limestone continues their homestand as they host T-No. 11 Lock Haven at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24.

2013-03-20



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