April 5, 2011

Top-Ranked Limestone Rolls Lenoir-Rhyne

from press release

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Five Limestone players scored goals over the first 9:58 of action in propelling the top-ranked Saints to a 17-2 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne in a NCAA Division II South Region clash at “The Rock” on Tuesday, April 5.  The win pushed the Saints to 11-0 overall including 10-0 in the region while the Bears fell to 4-9 overall and 3-8 SR.

 Limestone in the opening 30:00 minutes of action had 15 players that scored at least one point including 10 goal scorers in route to a 13-1 advantage at the intermission.  For the game, 18 players tallied at least one point including 13 that scored at least one goal as 45 players saw action for the Saints in a contest, although under sunny skies, was played on a soggy turf and in windy conditions with up to 30 mph gusts.

Freshman attack Todd Nakasuji tallied a game high four points on as many assists while junior midfielderRandy Waugh (Severna Park, Md.) tallied a contest high three goals.  They were two of the with multiple point outings.   Sophomore attack Tyler Baker (Peterborough, Ontario) had two goals and one assist while junior attack Shayne Jackson (Bowmanville, Ontario) assisted on a pair of goals and added one of his own.   Four others,had two point games headed by sophomore midfielderTor Reinholdt (Port Moody, British Columbia) who had a pair of goals while  fellow sophomore attackmen Riley Loewen (Burnaby, British Columbia) and Todd Kozak (Mississaugua, Ontario), also a sophomore, each had a goal and an assist while junior midfielder Jackson Decker (Port Moody, British Columbia) had two assists.

In all Limestone outshot the visiting Bears 44-11 overall including a shot on goal advantage of 30-4.

The Saints took  18-of-23 face-offs led by senior midfielder Brian Zwick (Dublin, Oh.) who was 18 for 23 with a team high four ground balls with Limestone winning that category 44-29.

 Limestone held Lenoir-Rhyne to a season low in goals with starting defenseman Spencer Wims (Waltham, Mass.) and Jeff Conover (Hailey, Idaho), both seniors, and junior Brian Hogan (West Islip, N.Y.) credited with a combined seven the Saints’ 11 caused turnovers.     

In the crease junior Steve Gartelman (Seaford, N.Y.), one of five to see action at the position, moved to 10-0 making a pair of saves, yielding one goal in his 29:16 of action.

Limestone returns to action on Saturday, April 9 at rival Pfeiffer University (9-3 overall, 2-1 CC, 7-2 SR) for a Conference Carolinas and South Region showdown in Misenheimer, N.C. with the face-off scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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