Treat Scores Seven as No. 3 Limestone Throttles Queens

GAFFNEY, S.C. Playing their first Conference Carolinas game in five weeks, No. 3 Limestone (10-1, 3-0 CC) exploded for 20 goals, never giving Queens (5-8, 2-1 CC) a chance en route to a 20-3 victory on Thursday, April 28.

Senior midfielder Chelsea Treat (Penn Yan, N.Y.) erupted for a career-high tying seven goals on 10 shots while senior attack Sylvia Queener (Penn Yan, N.Y.) accounted for nearly half of the offense with four goals, on just four shots, and five assists. Junior attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) finished with six points as she dished out four assists and notched a pair of goals of her own.

Junior midfielder Katie Farrell (Brooks, Ga.) drilled two goals and added four groundballs and three draw controls and senior midfielder Jessie Aguglia (Webster, N.Y.) notched a pair of scores. Junior midfielder Maia Czarnecki (Oswego, N.Y.) picked up four groundballs and added to her team-leading 15 caused turnovers with a pair of forces.

Senior goalkeeper Rashelle McLellan (East Lyme, Conn.) started and played 54:33, allowing just three goals while making six saves to pick up the win and improve to 10-1 on the season.

Limestone quickly showed why they are the third ranked team in the nation as they pounded in three goals in the first eight-plus minutes and extended to a 6-0 lead by the 11:06 mark of the first half. Treat accounted for three of those goals during that stretch.

Queener then notched an unassisted goal at 8:30 before the Royals got on the board with a score by Nicole Forgione with 7:27 to play to close to 7-1. From there, the Saints erupted offensively once again as they delivered four straight to the back of the net over the final 3:07 to head to the half with an 11-1 lead and bring about a running clock.

Brittany Barnwell snapped that streak in the first 24 seconds of the second half as found the back of the net to make it 11-2 before Limestone drilled nine of the next 10 goals to close over the remaining 29:36 to deliver a resounding 20-3 victory over the Royals.

Barnwell led Queens with a pair of scores to go along with four groundballs and a two caused turnovers and Nicole Forgione added the only other score of the day. Jena Ready chipped in with three groundballs and three draw controls and Danielle Horoschak played 36:04 between the pipes, allowing 12 goals and making seven saves.

Limestone returns to action when they travel to Mount Olive on April 3. Game time is set for 5:00 p.m. in Mount Olive, N.C.

Notes: The 17-goal margin is the largest victory over Queens in series history ... the previous mark was 13 in a 17-4 victory in the first meeting on April 7, 2004 ... Limestone now leads the all-time series 15-2 and is a perfect 10-0 at home.

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GAFFNEY, S.C. Queens (5-8) traveled to face No. 3 Limestone (10-1) this afternoon. The Royals fell 20-3 to the Saints, picking up their first conference loss of the season. Queens now sits at 2-1 in Conference Carolinas, while Limestone improves to 3-0.

The Royals found themselves in a hole early, falling behind 7-0 before Nicole Forgione zipped a ball in the net for Queens' first goal of the day at 7:27. Unfortunately, Forgione's goal would be the only of the half for the Royals as the Saints closed the period with four more goals to take an 11-1 lead at the break.

Brittany Barnwell hoped to switch the momentum to Queens' side with a goal 24 seconds into the second half. However, Jessie Aguglia would respond 10 seconds later for the Saints to put them back ahead by 10. Limestone would net another goal before Barnwell scored Queens' third and final goal of the day. The Saints would end the game with seven more before the final horn sounded.

Queens was outshot 40-10, and lost the battle for draw controls 15-10. Barnwell led Queens with two goals, four ground balls and two caused turnovers.

The Saints were led by Sylvia Queener who notched nine points with four goals and five assists. Chelsea Treat led in goals with seven. Sarah Oor added six points with two goals and four assists.

The Royals are back in action on Tuesday at home against Lees-McRae College at 6:00 p.m.


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