March 26, 2011

New No. 1? No. 2 Limestone Blows Up St. Leo

from press release

–No.2 Limestone had four different goal scorers over the first 4:46 of the game and jumped out to 8-0 first quarter lead in route to a convincing 21-5 win at Saint Leo in a NCAA Division II South Region clash on Saturday evening March 26. The win pushed the Saints to 9-0 overall (8-0 South Region) on the season and dropped the Lions drop to 4-4, (1-6 SR).

Sophomore attack Riley Loewen (Burnaby, British Columbia) scored a game high eight points, scoring six goals on as many as shots on goal, all in the first half and added two assists while junior attack Shayne Jackson (Bowmanville, Ontario) had a six assists and one goal for seven points and sophomore attack Tyler Baker (Peterborough, Ontario) scored four goals and added one assist in a five point outing to the lead the way for the Saints.

Midfielders Jackson Decker (Port Moody, British Columbia) and Thomas Langan (Potomac, Md.) combined for five points. Decker, a junior, scored twice with an assist while Langan, a senior, had a pair of goals.

In all 16 of Limestone's 21 goals were assisted. Of the Saints' 42 shots, 31 were on goal.

Defensively the Saints shut down the Lions top two scorers holding a duo that was averaging eight-plus points to only one on Saturday.

Limestone junior goalie Steve Gartelman (Seaford, N.Y.), who made eight saves, faced 28 shots and yielded four goals in 42:39 of action.

Senior midfielder Brian Zwick (Dublin, Ohio) was 14-of-25 at the center "x" with seven groundballs.

Limestone also cleared on 21 of 22 attempts.

Limestone (3-0 CC) returns to action on Saturday, April 2 hosting Conference Carolinas rival and eighth-ranked Queens University of Charlotte (7-1, 3-0 CC) in a South Region showdown at "The Rock" where the opening face-off set for 3 p.m. Live stats and live video will be available. The Royals defeated No.12 Pfeiffer 4-3 in a four overtime thriller on Saturday, March 26 in Charlotte, N.C.

The 2011 season is the 22nd year of competition for the Limestone men's lacrosse team which currently sports, an all-time record of 217-85. The Saints hold an all-time scoring advantage against their foes of 4,348-2,572.

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