No. 6 Limestone Treated to Offensive Outburst
from press release
GAFFNEY, S.C. – Senior midfielder Chelsea Treat (Penn Yan, N.Y.) exploded for a career-high seven goals and No. 6 Limestone (5-1, 2-0 CC) made quick work of No. 13 Gannon (1-2, 0-0 PSAC) 19-6 in an NCAA Division II women's lacrosse game on Sunday, March 10.
Treat was dominant offensively as she not only set her career-high with seven goals on seven shots but tied her career-best with seven points as well. Setting up a large portion of the offense was senior attack Sylvia Queener(Penn Yan, N.Y.) who finished with a game-high four assists and eight draw controls.
She was joined by junior attack Sarah Oor (Uxbridge, Canada) with a pair of goals and assists and sophomore midfielder Sam McCarrick (Oswego, N.Y.) with four goals and an assist. Senior midfielder Jessie Aguglia (Webster, N.Y.) and junior midfielder Katie Farrell (Brooks, Ga.) each had two goals and senior goalkeeper Rashelle McLellan (East Lyme, Conn.) picked up the win in goal to move to 5-1. She played all 60 minutes, making five saves and allowing just six scores.
Limestone notched the first two goals of the game in just the first 1:49, both on assists from Oor, before Gannon's Stevie Lombardoni converted on a free position shot at 26:23. The rapid scoring would continue as the Saints answered back with a goal just 11 seconds later with the Golden Knights responding with their second score to make it 3-2 at 25:09.
At that point, the game changed dramatically as Limestone showed why they are No. 6 in the country. Over a span of 9:46 they would score five straight goals, three by Treat, to blow the game wide open at 8-2 with 12:55 on the first half clock. To their credit, Gannon responded with consecutive scores to close to 8-4 by the 5:54 mark but three goals by the Saints, including two in the final 17 seconds, gave them an 11-4 lead at the half.
It got no better for the Golden Knights in the second half as Treat ignited another four straight goals for an overall run of seven straight. That made it 15-4 with 15:36 on the clock and Limestone never looked back as they closed out the 13-goal victory over the No. 13 team in the nation.
Jess Fugate had a pair of goals and 11 draw controls while Lombardoni added a pair of scores to pace Gannon. Kimberly Neagle and Christie Valentine had the only other scores for the Golden Knights and Margaret Maslyn allowed all 19 scores in goal and made seven saves to fall to 1-2 on the season.
Limestone will begin their southern swing as they head to the State of Florida for a pair of games over Spring Break. They will open with Saint Leo at 11 a.m. on March 13 before facing No. 4 Rollins on Saturday, March 16. That game, a rematch of one of the Saints two losses from a year ago, is slated for 7 p.m.
NOTES: Limestone is now 8-6 all-time against Gannon ... that record includes a perfect 7-0 in Gaffney, S.C. and double-digit wins in four of the last five meetings ... the Saints have score at least 19 goals in four of their six games and double-figures in five.