No. 2 Limestone Wins 2OT Battle with No. 3 Rollins to Advance

After seeing their lead disappear behind a late first half rally, Limestone's Sam McCarrick exploded for back-to-back scores, the first coming at 27:16 off a spin-o-rama right in front of the net, and the second less than a minute later to take a 6-4 lead.

The Tars battled back to within one off a goal by Sophie Townsend at 25:20 but Treat answered with her 64th of the season at 22:43, pushing the lead to 7-5. That margin wouldn't last long as Lamere converted on her 36th of the season 18 seconds later and Erica Pagliarulo would tie it with a free position goal at 16:28.

In the continuing game of "you-score, I score", Limestone answered right back 11 seconds later with a man-up goal by Sarah Oor, giving them back the lead at 8-7. It would be Townsend that would strike again, however, deadlocking the game at 8-8 with a goal at 13:42. Four minutes later, Rollins would take their first lead since 1-0 when Kelly Thayer connected for the go-ahead goal off a pass from Caroline Lamere.

From there, the Tars defense stepped up and allowed just two shots, one a free position attempt over the next 7:33. With 2:04 on the clock, on a restart, Rollins would take advantage of the Saints defense being out of position as Czech put it home on an empty net to make it a two goal game, setting the stage for Limestone's incredible comeback.

Lamere led the way for Rollins with two goals and a pair of assists while Townsend had two goals and an assist. Czech and Pagliarulo each had a pair of scores while Elyse De Lisle played all 68:49 and allowed 11 goals while making seven saves.

Limestone now advances to the second national title game in program history and will face No. 1 LUI Post (19-0) tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.

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