No. 3 Limestone Doubles Up Queens

GAFFNEY, S.C. Senior attack Riley Loewen (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) scored three goals to become the program's all-time leader with 162 and Limestone (10-1, 4-0 CC) erupted for seven straight fourth quarter goals to trample Queens 12-6 (5-5, 3-2 CC) on Saturday, March 30.

Loewen led the way with three goals and an assist as he became the Saints all-time leading goal scorer, surpassing the mark of 159 set by Nick Carlson (1999-2002) and further etching his name into the Limestone record books.

Already one of the great goals scorers in program history, Loewen put his name alone at the top of the list as he scored when the Saints needed him most. Trailing 4-1 with 5:31 left in the first quarter he took it himself and drilled it past Queens keeper Eric Dolan for the 160th of his career.

He was joined by senior midfielder Zach Cummings (Crownsville, Md.) with three goals, freshman midfielder Reid Reinholdt (Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada) with a pair of scores, an assist and three groundballs and his brother, senior midfielder Tor Reinholdt (Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada), who had a goal and two assists.

Freshman midfielder Vinny Ricci (Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada) drilled home a pair and added three groundballs while senior face-off specialist Jake Ternosky (LaFayette, N.Y.) gave the Saints offense the ball on 13 of 21 faceoffs and collected a game-high eight groundballs himself.

Freshman goal keeper Patrick Sheridan (Fairport, N.Y.) got the start in net and went the distance, making nine saves while allowing just six goals to improve to 3-0 on the season. He also added a career-high tying seven groundballs and shut down the Royals for more than 34 minutes at one point.

Facing their third nationally ranked team of the season, Queens came out strong as they scored four of the first five goals to take a 4-1 lead with 5:53 to play in the first quarter. From there, Limestone would shut down the Royals offense while dialing up theirs. Loewen ignited a four goal burst with his record setting goal as he took it himself just seconds later at 5:31.

That score was followed by an unassisted goal by Zach Cummings and a man-up score by Vinny Ricci at 13:58 of the second quarter to knot the score at 4-4. After going more than a quarter with no scoring, Ricci would make it back-to-back scores with the go-ahead goal at 9:55 of the third off a pass from Loewen.

It took nearly nine more minutes before Queens snapped a scoreless stretch of 34:51 dating back to the first quarter. Evan Farkas got the Royals back on the board with consecutive scores, first at 1:02 of the third to tie it at 5-5, and then with 13:03 left on the clock to put them ahead 6-5. They wouldn't find the back of the net again the rest of the way.

That would be because the Saints offense roared to life as Cummings and Loewen went back-to-back over a span of just 43 seconds to make it 7-6 Limestone with 11:02 remaining. That keyed seven straight goals that included two each by Loewen, Cummings and Reid Reinholdt and propelled the Saints to a 12-6 victory and a perfect 4-0 league mark.

Farkas led the Royals with a pair of goals while Casey Hock had a goal and two assists. Tyler Van Horn, Bobby Berman and Justin Kestler each added solo goals and defenseman Patrick Murphy picked up a team-high seven groundballs. Dillon Draper notched three caused turnovers and Eric Dolan played all 60 minutes in net, allowing all 12 goals and making six saves to fall to 5-5 on the year.

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