Reisman Dominates FOs as No. 3 Limestone Tops Mount Olive

GAFFNEY, S.C. - Freshman midfielder Kevin Reisman (West Babylon, N.Y.) put himself in select company as No. 3 Limestone (10-1, 1-0 CC) earned a 14-6 victory over Mount Olive (9-2, 1-1 CC) in action on Sunday, March 30.

A key figure in the Saints dominance in their Conference Carolinas opener, Reisman went an astounding 19 of 20 from the center "X" and collected a massive 19 groundballs. The latter is the most by any Saint, including 2012 Conference Carolinas Player of the Year Jake Ternosky, since the 2006 season. Complete single game records are not available beyond this point.

Joining him were a number of the players he helped to make sure had numerous offensive opportunities. Chief among them were sophomore attack Kyle Rhatigan (Holbrook, N.Y.) who had four goals and a pair of assists, all in the first half, as well as freshman midfielder Colton Watkinson (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) who had a career-high four goals. The four points also tied his career-high in that category.

Senior attack Todd Nakasuji (Ajax, Ontario, Canada) added a goal and two assists and senior midfielder Joshua Williams (Davidsonville, Md.) finished with a pair of scores. Defensively, senior long stick midfielder Anthony Starnino (Rochester, N.Y.) picked up five groundballs along with another three caused turnovers, he leads Conference Carolinas with 26, and sophomore goal keeper Patrick Sheridan (Fairport, N.Y.) played 45 minutes, recording four saves and allowing just three goals. He is now 10-1 on the season.

After waiting 10 games to get to the Conference Carolinas portion of their schedule, the Saints held nothing back as they opened up a commanding 6-1 lead through the first quarter of play. Rhatigan notched the final two goals of that stretch, including one to play with six seconds left in the frame, before making it four in a row with Limestone's first two of the second period. Sandwiched around a UMO goal by Matt Shields, that burst left them with an impressive 8-2 margin with 7:58 left in the half.

Those first two scores of the period by Rhatigan ignited six straight goals for the Saints, capped by a pair of unassisted ones from Watkinson. The Trojans' Cameron Walsh made it 12-3 with 5:05 left in the third quarter when he took it himself but Limestone came right back with consecutive goals for an 11 goal margin. UMO's Shields and Stephen Bowlan would then tack on a pair of meaningless goals over the final six minutes to reach the final margin of 14-6.

Matt Shields led Mount Olive with three goals and his brother Dan Shields added a pair of assists. Bowlan added two scores and Walsh had the only other goal for the Trojans. Curtis McMullen pitched in with three caused turnovers and Ross Bowman played all 60 minutes in net, allowing all 14 goals and making 11 saves to fall to 9-2 on the year.

Limestone continues its run through its Conference Carolinas schedule as they head to Lees-McRae on Tuesday, April 1. Face off for that contest is set for 4:00 p.m. in Banner Elk, N.C.


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