Saints Run by Abbey to Reach Conference Carolinas Title Game

GAFFNEY, S.C. - Sophomore attack Carleigh Davis (Eldersburg, Md.) accounted for six points as No. 3 Limestone (16-0, 6-0 CC) secured a return to the Conference Carolinas title game with an 18-5 victory over Belmont Abbey (9-6, 3-3 CC) in a semifinal game on Friday, April 25.

Davis notched three goals, three assists and three groundballs to lead Limestone while senior attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) finished with three goals, an assist, six groundballs and two caused turnovers.

Junior midfielder Sam McCarrick (Oswego, N.Y.) also notched three scores and senior attack Katie Farrell (Brooks, Ga.) inched closer to the program single season goal record with two more with an assist, three groundballs and three draw controls. She now has 65 goals on the season and is seven from breaking the record of 71 set by Racquel Prager in 2012.

Junior attack Keirsten MacLellan (Glyndon, Md.) added a pair of scores and senior defender Samantha Cock (Terra Cotta, Ontario, Canada) added four groundballs, six draw controls and a caused turnover. In net, freshman goalkeeper Sydney Teeter (Auburn, N.Y.) played 51:17 and allowed just five goals while making six saves to move to a perfect 16-0 on the season.

In familiar territory, both with the field and time of the season, the Saints opened up with three straight goals over the first 8:32 before BAC's Katy Connery got on the scoreboard at the 20:08 mark. The teams would exchange the next two goals to make it 4-2 with 15:19 left in the half before another 3-0 run extended to a 7-2 advantage.

Shanin Darley then pulled the Crusaders to within three, 7-4, with back-to-back goals within seconds of each other but that would be the extent of their rally. Limestone scored the final two of the half, allowed the opening goal of the second half and then proceeded to score the final nine goals to pound out the 18-5 final.

Connery posted two scores along with seven groundballs and three draw controls to pace Belmont Abbey while Kassie Easter had three assists, four groundballs and four draw controls. Darley added a pair of scores and Natasha Whitman played 43:15 in goal, allowing 14 goals and making 12 saves to suffer the loss.

Limestone advances to the 2014 Conference Carolinas championship game and will face the winner of No. 3 Seed Mount Olive and No. 2 Seed Pfeiffer. The championship is slated for 2:00 p.m. at Saints Field tomorrow, Saturday, April 26.

2014-04-25



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