February 26, 2011

No. 4 Limestone Rolls Florida Southern

from press release

LAKELAND, Fla. —No.4 Limestone scored four goals within the first 6:18 of its game at Florida Southern, including a pair from sophomore attack Riley Loewen (Burnaby, British Columbia,Canada) who tallied a game high four goals as the Saints defeated the home standing Mocs, 19-7 on Saturday, February 26 in a NCAA Division II South Region clash of non-conference foes in Lakeland, Florida with plenty sunshine and temperatures in the mid 80's. Limestone held a commanding 14-1 lead at the half and 2-0 on the season while Florida Southern drops to 2-2.

Senior attackmen Thomas Langhan (Potomac. Md.) and Jeff Santo (Timonium, Md.) scored two goals each and added an assist as did junior midfielder Desi Gonzalez (Massapequa, N.Y.) as 13 different Limestone players scored and a total of 15 registered a point.

In goal, junior Steve Gartelman (Seaford, N.Y.) faced 24 shots, made nine saves and yielded four goals in 48:06 of action.

Limestone held a 47-35 advantage in shots including 40-21 after quarters and was 25-of-28 on clear attempts while holding a 30-23 edge in groundballs behind senior midfielder Brian Zwick (Dublin, Oh.) who had a game six groundballs and was 6-of-12 at the "center x".

The Saints have a short turn around closing the two-game Florida swing tomorrow Sunday, February 27 at Rollins (Winter Park, Fla.) with a noon start at Cahall-Sandspur Field. The Tars (0-3) were action as well on Saturday, February 26 falling 18-11 to York College (Pa.).

Game notes-

Florida Southern is coached by former Limestone All-American goalie and assistant coach Marty Ward.

This weekend marks the second of three trips to the "Sunshine State" this season for Limestone. Earlier this season they had a preseason scrimmage at Jacksonville and will return on Saturday, March 26 for an in-region showdown at No. 12 St. Leo. That game will be under the lights at 7 p.m.

The 2011 season is the 22nd year of competition for the Limestone men's lacrosse team which currently sports, including Saturday's outcome, an all-time record of 210-85. The Saints hold an all-time scoring advantage against their foes of 4,205-2,526.

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