Limestone Routs Converse to Clinch CC Title

GAFFNEY, S.C. - Senior attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) moved up to No. 2 all-time in NCAA Division II assists with her 205th and No. 3 Limestone (14-0, 6-0 CC) blasted Converse (7-9, 1-5 CC) 22-1 on Sunday, April 13 to claim the 2014 Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championship outright. The win completes an undefeated league season for the Saints and gives them their 10th straight title.

"What an exciting way for the girls to celebrate Senior Day," said head coach Scott Tucker. "Regular season championships are sometimes more difficult than getting the tournament championship. They proved against a very talented Pfeiffer team [yesterday] that they were not willing to settle for anything but a victory. That momentum carried to today. I know with our senior leadership we will continue to grow and get better as we move on to some very hungry opponents."

Senior attack Katie Farrell (Brooks, Ga.) drilled six goals and added three assists and six draw controls to pace the Saints while Oor flipped the script with three goals and six assists with her two groundballs and caused turnover. Joining them were freshman attack Jaylen Schulte (Edgewater, Md.) with a career-high four goals and five points and junior midfielder Sam McCarrick (Oswego, N.Y.) with three goals and an assist.

Defensively senior defender Jessica Tessman (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) notched a career-high tying three caused turnovers and picked up five groundballs and senior defender Samantha Cock (Terra Cotta, Ontario, Canada) added three caused turnovers. Freshman goalkeeper Sydney Teeter (Auburn, N.Y.) started and played 25:46, allowing the one goal, to pick up the win and move to 14-0 on the year before giving way to three relievers in net.

After allowing a goal by the Valkyries in the opening minute of play, Limestone made sure there would be no more - simply by not allowing any more shots over the course of the remaining 59:10. Down 1-0 they would deliver 22 straight goals to pound out a 22-1 victory.

During that stretch that encompassed nearly the entire game, Farrell produced four goals out of five at one point and assisted on two others directly prior to that run. She was joined by Oor who assisted on three of four goals late, the last coming at 7:20 to pass Adelphi's Claire Petersen for second all-time in NCAA Division II assists. She trails the only other active player on that list, LIU Posts Jackie Sileo who has over 340 career assists.

Converse was led by Jordy Taylor who collected the one shot and goal on the day. She was joined by Sydney Hickey with five groundballs, three draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers. Alex Gurecki and played 55:41 in net and allowed 19 of the 22 goals while making 11 saves to fall to 7-9.

Limestone returns to Saints Field on Thursday, April 17 when they host Saint Leo in a non-conference affair. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. That game will also be the last prior to hosting the 2014 Conference Carolinas Tournament from April 25-26.

2014-04-13



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