SAINT LEO, Fla. — A four-goal fourth quarter and strong defense helped lead No. 4 Limestone (2-0, 0-0 CC) to a 7-5 victory at Saint Leo (0-2, 0-0 DSC) on Sunday.
Trailing 4-3 entering the fourth quarter, Limestone took care of a one-goal deficit as senior Riley Loewen scored just 40 seconds in to tied the game at four. Just 5:26 later, senior Tor Reinholdt connected with senior Zach Cummings on a man-up goal that put the Saints back in front at 5-4.
Five minutes later, Loewen found the back of the net and junior Todd Nakasuji connected just 37 seconds later to push the lead to 7-4. Senior Corey Rich assisted on both goals in key moments of the game. With 14 seconds left on the clock, Saint Leo’s Tom Horn came away with an unassisted score to reach the final margin of 7-5 as Limestone moved to 2-0 on the year.
Loewen drilled a game-high three goals and had three groundballs to lead the Saints effort, while Cummings delivered a pair of goals, including the eventual game winner. Setting up nearly half of Limestone’s goals was Rich, who finished with three on the day.
Nakasuji and freshman midfielder Vinny Ricci each had a goal and an assist with Ricci adding a pair of groundballs. Reinholdt added an assist and two groundballs.
Senior goalkeeper Christian Dzwileski played all 60 minutes, allowing just five goals and making 11 saves to move to 2-0 on the year. Senior face-off specialist Jake Ternosky had a dominant performance, taking 10 of his 15 attempts and notching a game-high five groundballs.
Tom Horn led the way for Saint Leo with a pair of scores while Connor McBride, Matt Obermeyer and Michael Mastracchio each had solo goals on the day. Obermeyer added an assist as did Ryan Burke and Kevin Hutchinson. John Laronga and Ray Ferrara each had three groundballs to round out the Lion’s top performers.