#2 Limestone Stunned by #6 Lindenwood in NCAA Quarterfinals

GAFFNEY, S.C. - No. 2 Limestone (18-1, 6-0 CC) could not recover from an early burst of five goals as No. 6 Lindenwood (15-3, 5-0 RMAC) delivered a stunning 14-8 victory in an NCAA Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday, May 10.

Sophomore attack Carleigh Davis (Eldersburg, Md.) led the Saints with three goals and an assist while sophomore midfielder Taylor Cline (Hagerstown, Md.) finished with three goals. Junior attack Keirsten MacLellan (Glyndon, Md.) added a pair of goals and two assists along with a team-high tying three groundballs.

Senior defender Samantha Cock (Terra Cotta, Ontario, Canada) delivered four caused turnovers along with two groundballs while senior defender Maia Czarnecki (Oswego, N.Y.) contributed three caused turnovers, a groundball and two draw controls. Freshman goalkeeper Sydney Teeter (Auburn, N.Y.) played all 60 minutes and allowed 14 goals and made four saves to suffer her first career loss, falling to 18-1 on the season.

Having played at Saints Field a week ago to the day, Lindenwood came out firing on all cylinders as they scored the first four goals as part of a 5-1 run through the first 15:57. The Saints would then respond with back-to-back scores by MacLellan and Davis to cut it to 5-3 by the 2:00 minute mark before taking that margin into the break.

The Lions would recover quickly coming out of the half as they scored the first three goals in a span of 4:34 to stretch the lead to 8-3. Limestone then finally found its offense as, in a span of just 11 minutes, scored four of the next five goals to pull to within 9-7 with 12:01 to play. That would be as close as they would get, however, as LU scored five of the final six goals to wrap up a 14-8 upset victory.

Jordyn Constance drilled four goals and added three assists to pace the Lions while Melissa Smith finished with three goals and a pair of assists. Erin Abbott had two scores and an assist and Amanda Schimpke and Melissa Menchella chipped in with a pair of goals each. Christine Hehmeyer went the distance and allowed just eight goals while making seven saves to improve to 15-3 on the year.

Limestone is closes out the 2014 season at No. 2 in the country with an 18-1 overall record and a pair of Conference Carolinas championships.


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