No. 1 Limestone crushes No. 7 Queens
Jackson's four goals lead Saints in rout
GAFFNEY, S.C. –Top-ranked Limestone scored the game’s first three goals and combined a balanced scoring attack with sound defense in route to a 24-3 win over No.7 Queens on Saturday in a clash of Conference Carolinas and South Region unbeatens. The win pushed the Saints to 10-0 overall, 4-0 in the Conference and 9-0 in the region while Queens fell to 7-2, 3-2 CC and 7-1 SR.
A total of 48 Limestone players saw action and had 17 scorers including 13 with at least one-goal while the defense was credited with 26 caused turnovers spread among 19 players.
The offense was led by junior attack Shayne Jackson who tallied a game high 6 points scoring four goals while adding two assists. Junior midfielders Desi Gonzalez, Jackson Decker and sophomore attack Riley Loewen each scored four points. Loewen and Gonzalez had four goals apiece while Decker had three goals and one assist. Senior midfielder Sam Buppert had three assists and was one of two with a three point day as freshman attack Todd Nakasuji scored once and added two helpers.
Four others had one goal and one assist. Three of those were midfielders in senior Thomas Langan, junior Randy Waugh and sophomore Joshua Williams in addition to senior attack Jeff Santo.
Also reaching the scoring column with one goal were senior midfielders Brian Patridge and James Regan along with attackmen Matt Burke, a freshman and sophomore Todd Kozak. Senior defenseman Ken Kerr and sophomore attack Tyler Baker had assists.
On the defensive side, defensemen Josh Wharton, a senior and junior Brian Hogan each had three caused turnovers and teamed with senior Spencer Wims to hold the Royals’ top two scorers on the season to a pair of points including the leader in goals who failed to get a shot off.
In the crease junior Steve Gartelman made seven saves and yielded three goals in 47:09 of playing time and was one of three goalies to see action for the Saints.
Limestone held a 30-15 advantage in ground balls with Hogan and Jackson earning four each, while Gartelman had three as did junior midfielder Mason Mundell.
The Saints outshot Queens 62-40 overall including 40-11 in shots-on-goal.