No. 3 Limestone Pitches Shutout Versus Lees-McRae

GAFFNEY, S.C. - For the first time in program history, No. 3 Limestone (5-0, 3-0 CC) recorded back-to-back shutouts as they blanked Lees-McRae 22-0 on Tuesday, March 4. They were coming off of a 21-0 shutout of Mount Olive on Saturday, March 1 and have tied the program record for most shutouts in a season set during the 2010 campaign.

Senior attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) did what she does better than anyone in program history as she dished out seven assists while her heir apparent, sophomore attack Carleigh Davis (Eldersburg, Md.), had six assists on the day. Senior attack Katie Farrell (Brooks, Ga.), junior midfielder Sam McCarrick (Oswego, N.Y.) and junior attack Keirsten MacLellan (Glyndon, Md.) were the recipients of those timely passes as they scored four, three and three goals, respectively.

Junior midfielder Jessica Aguanno (Delray Beach, Fla.), freshman midfielder Mary-Kate Weaver (St. Augustine, Fla.), sophomore midfielder Taylor Cline (Hagerstown, Md.) and sophomore midfielder Kaitlin Porter (Houston, Texas) each notched a pair of goals and senior defender Samantha Cock (Terra Cotta, Ontario, Canada) had three draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers. Freshman goalkeeper Sydney Teeter (Auburn, N.Y.) played 30 minutes of scoreless ball to pickup the win and move to 5-0 on the season.

The Saints wasted no time in putting their best foot forward as Farrell exploded with four straight goals over the game's first 5:44 to take an early 4-0 advantage. That would balloon to 8-0 as Keirsten MacLellan recorded three consecutive scores before the teams were even 10 minutes into the game and to 16-0 by the break. Limestone would notch six more goals in the second half and hold the Bobcats to just one shot as they delivered their second straight shutout, 22-0.

Lees-McRae, stymied on offense the entire day, was limited to one shot, that by Ximena Dupont, who added a pair of groundballs to lead their effort. Katelin Rooney had two groundballs and two draw controls while Mia Emmerson played all 60 minutes in goal, allowing all 22 goals and making six saves, to fall to 1-3 on the season. She also recorded a pair of groundballs.

Limestone returns to action with a non-conference meeting with Regis (Colo.) on Friday, March 7. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. at the Upper Practice Field.

Notes: During the 2010 season, the Saints shutout Lees-McRae (22-0, 2/21), Shepherd (24-0, 3/17) and Erskine (24-0, 4/7) for the most in program history ... this is the fourth time that Limestone has shutout LMC, including three of the last five meetings ... the Saints hold a 17-0 advantage in the all-time series dating to the first meeting on April 19, 2003 and have scored 20 or more goals in each of the last 13 meetings ... every win has been by double-digits.

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GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Lees-McRae was unable to overcome the No. 3 Limestone Saints in a 22-0 loss in Conference Carolinas play Tuesday afternoon at the Upper Practice Field in Gaffney, S.C.

The Saints (5-0, 3-0 CC) notched 20 goals for the third consecutive game while earning back-to-back shutouts. The Bobcats (1-3, 0-1) was only able to muster one shot, off the stick of Ximena Dupont (Fort Meyers, Fla.).

LC's Katie Ferrell scored the game's first four goals in the first 5:46 before Keirsten MacLellan notched three of the next four while the Saints led 9-0.

Mary-Kate Weaver found the back of the net twice while Sarah Orr collected six of her game-high seven assists in the first half.

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