February 16, 2011

Limstone Makes J.B.'s First Win a Blowout

from press release

BANNER ELK, N.C. —Senior attack Jeff Santo (Timonium, Md.) and sophomore attack Riley Loewen (Burnaby, British Columbia,Canada) each scored four goals while junior attack Shayne Jackson (Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada) had six assists and added a goal. Junior midfielder Desi Gonzalez (Massapequa, N.Y.) won 14-of 17 face-offs  and scored once as fourth-ranked Limestone (1-0, 1-0 CC) defeated Lees-McRae (0-1, 0-1 CC) 28-5 on Wednesday, February 16 in the 2011 season and Conference Carolinas opener for each.

It also marked the debut for J.B. Clarke as the Saints head coach.

The Saints got rolling after Lees-McRae scored to pull with 5-3 at the 13:34 mark of the second quarter but from that point on it was all Limestone, which not only scored the final eight goals of the period including three in the final 0:39 seconds, but in all the Saints would score 21 consecutive goals before Lees-McRae broke that run with 6:46 to play.

While Santo added two assists to finish with six points, a trio of Saints added three goals apiece those were senior attack Thomas Langan (Potomac, Md.), freshman attack Matt Burke (Pasadena, Md.) and senior Sam Buppert (Eldersburg, Md.) who added two assists.  

Junior midfield Randy Waugh (Severna Park, Md.) tracked down six ground balls scoring two goals while freshman midfielder Will Swank (Roswell, Ga.) added a pair of goals and an assist.

Five other players scored one goal, those were sophomore attack Todd Kozak (Mississiauga, Ontario, Canada), junior attack Jackson Decker (Port Moody, British Columbia), senior midfielder James Regan (Howard County, Md.) and sophomore Matthew Schenk (St. Louis, Mo.) who added an assist.

In all Limestone registered its 28 goals on 20 assists and out shot Lees-McRae 54-17 for the game including 28-5 over the second and third quarters over which the Saints outscored the Bobcats 19-1.
Between the pipes, Saints junior goalie Steve Gartelman (Seaford, N.Y.) made five saves and yielded three goals on 11 shots in 45:00 minutes of action.

Limestone held a 32-24 advantage in groundballs and took 28-of-36 at the center “x” with sophomore midfielder Anthony Rodriques (Lysterfield, Australia) winning 7-of-9 in a support role.

The Saints return to action on Saturday, February 26 at Florida Southern with the opening face-off set for 1 p.m. in Lakeland, Florida

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