March 10, 2011

Limestone Beats West Chester in Salem

from press release

SALEM, Va. – Junior attacker Racquel Prager (Seaford, N.Y.) scored four goals and freshman attacker Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) added three scores as No. 2 Limestone (6-0, 2-0 CC) delivered a convincing 16-10 victory over No. 6 West Chester (1-1, 0-0 PSAC) in a matchup of Top-10 Division II women’s lacrosse teams on Thursday, March 10. The game was played at Spartan Field in Salem, Va.

After trading scores to begin the game and deadlock at 1-1, the Saints erupted on the offensive end as they scored eight of the next nine goals to take a commanding 9-2 advantage into the half. Of those nine goals, Limestone had eight different goal scorers with the only repeat performance coming from freshman midfielder Jessica Aguanno (Delray Beach, Fla.).

Prager keyed the offense to start the second half as she notched a pair of goals within the first six minutes and added a third following a score by WCU’s Claire Grimwood to stretch the lead to 12-3 with 20:30 to play. The Golden Rams would score three of the next four goals to pull to within 13-6 before Oor and Prager each recorded goals to push the lead to 15-6 at the 5:07 mark.

An offensive outburst over the next 3:08 resulted in four straight goals and narrowed the gap to 15-10 but freshman midfielder Katie Farrell (Brooks, Ga.) put the game away with a goal with 13 seconds to play.

Erin Oczkowski scored a team-high three goals for West Chester while Claire Grimwood had two assists and was one of three Golden Rams with a pair of goals. Devon Lotkowski finished with two goals and an assist and Tori Dugan finished with a pair of goals, four draw controls and two ground balls. Jackie Hoover had the only other goal for WCU. Shannon Hayes finished with two assists and a team-high three ground balls.

Prager’s offensive explosion led Limestone with four goals while Oor finished with three goals. Katie Farrell added a goal, assist and a pair of ground balls and senior attacker Casey Wilcox (Liverpool, N.Y.) had a goal and an assist. Sophomore midfielder Chelsea Treat (Penn Yan, N.Y.) had a goal, two ground balls and three draw controls while junior midfielder Sylvia Queener (Penn Yan, N.Y.) notched a goal and a game-high five draw controls.

Jessica Aguanno finished with a pair of goals and junior midfielder Jessie Aguglia (Webster, N.Y.), senior defender Melissa Nakasuji (Ajax, Ontario, Canada), and sophomore midfielder Chelsea Hargett (Ithaca, N.Y.) each added a single goal.

Sophomore goalkeeper Rashelle McLellan (East Lyme, Conn.) made nine saves and allowed 10 goals in 60 minutes of action to earn the victory in net and improve to 6-0. Three of those victories have now come over Top-10 opponents.

Limestone returns to the field when they host the University of New Haven on Friday, March 18 at Saints Field. The game is slated for 3:30 p.m. and will be the first of a three-game homestand.


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