Davis' 10-Point Game Fuels Limestone Blowout
from press release
TAMPA, Fla. – Sophomore attack Carleigh Davis(Eldersburg, Md.) erupted for 10 points as No. 3 Limestone (6-0, 3-0 CC) pounded out a 20-8 victory at Tampa (1-5, 0-0 SSC) in an NCAA Division II women's lacrosse game on Monday, March 10.
Davis set three career-highs on the day as she dished out seven assists and had three goals for her 10 points while senior attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) finished with a pair of goals and four assists. Junior midfielder Sam McCarrick (Oswego, N.Y.) drilled four goals and senior attack Katie Farrell (Brooks, Ga.) and senior attack Kacie Harris (Stanley, N.Y.) each had hat tricks.
They were joined by sophomore midfielder Taylor Cline(Hagerstown, Md.) with two goals and an assist and by junior midfielder Jessica Aguanno (Delray Beach, Fla.) with a pair of scores. Freshman midfielder Kathleen Gasset(Cincinnati, Ohio) had the only other goal on the day for the Saints. Freshman goalkeeper Sydney Teeter (Auburn, N.Y.) played 35:47 and allowed four of the goals while making three saves to move to a perfect 6-0 on the season.
Facing a Tampa team in their first year offering women's lacrosse, the Saints welcomed them to the party by scoring 12 of the first 15 goals over a span of 17:01. During that stretch Davis notched a pair of goals and three assists while Harris had a pair of scores.
It would get no better for the Spartans over the rest of the half as Limestone scored three of the next four to take a 15-4 advantage into the break. They would open the second half by notching five of the next six goals to push it to a 20-5 lead before Tampa found their offense to score three straight goals to reach the final 12 goal margin.
Emilie Barbosa and Morgan Cheripko led the way for UT with a pair of goals each while the latter also added two groundballs and a game-high six draw controls. Maggie Griffo, Mallory Mays and Eileen Barrett each had a goal and an assist and Nikki DeScenza finished with a goal and three draws. Wylie Cassidy played the first 30 minutes in goal and allowed 15 goals while making seven saves to fall to 1-5 on the season.
Limestone concludes their Florida trip on Thursday, March 13 when they take on No. 10 Florida Southern. The opening draw for that game is slated for 4 p.m. in Lakeland, Fla.
This was the first ever meeting between Limestone and Tampa in women's lacrosse ... the Spartans are coached by one time Saints assistant Kelly Gallagher (2011) ... their upcoming game against Florida Southern will be their first against a ranked opponent this season and the first of five this year.
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