Limestone puts away Saint Leo with four-goal fourth quarter, wins 10-5
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Another fourth-quarter burst that resulted in four goals in the final 15 minutes defined No. 5 Limestone's (3-0) 10-5 victory against Saint Leo (0-1) on Sunday.
Sophomore midfielder Mike Messenger drilled a pair of goals and dished out two assists while senior attack Todd Nakasuji scored a game-high three goals to pace Limestone. Senior midfielder Joshua Williams delivered a pair of scores and freshman midfielder Kevin Reisman went a perfect 9 of 9 at the center X with eight ground balls.
Sophomore midfielder PJ White scored a goal and added three ground balls, as did sophomore attack Kyle Rhatigan and sophomore attack Vinny Ricci, while senior long stick midfielder Anthony Starnino finished with two caused turnovers and a pair of ground balls.
In net, sophomore goalkeeper Patrick Sheridan was a rock as he made 14 saves while collecting the win to move to 3-0 on the year.
Matt Obermeyer led the way for Saint Leo with a pair of goals and an assist while Tom Horn had a pair of scores. Paul Aramanda notched four groundballs and keeper Dave Moore played all 60 minutes and made 15 saves. He drops to 0-1 on the season. As a team, the Lions used five different faceoff men and went a combined 3 of 18.
No. 1 Le Moyne 12, Assumption 6
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Freshman attackman Alex O'Brien opened his collegiate career with five goals and two assists to lead top-ranked Le Moyne to a 12-6 win against Assumption in Northeast-10 Conference action on Sunday night at the Carrier Dome.
The Greyhounds opened the game's scoring 3:48 into the contest, the first time Assumption has had a lead against the Dolphins in more than 12 years. In an extra-man situation, Garrett Smith finished off a feed from Ian Mack at the 11:12 mark.
Le Moyne evened the score a little less than five minutes later. O'Brien sent a pass from behind the goal to senior attackman Chris Button, who whipped a shot behind his head and into the back of the net with 6:19 left in the opening quarter.
The Dolphins took the lead with three consecutive goals.
Le Moyne took control of the game with five goals in the third quarter.
Junior Ben Romagnoli picked up the victory between the pipes after making 10 saves in his Le Moyne debut.
No. 6 NYIT 9, Florida Southern 8
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Luke Miller had four goals and two assists to lead No. 6 NYIT to a 9-8 victory against Florida Southern on Sunday.
Will Kistinger had two goals for NYIT (1-1) while Ryan Brunet, Tom Hughes and Nick Olson each scored once.
Cody Dyer had three goals to lead Florida Southern (0-2) while Dane Sorensen scored twice and Chris Murphy, Grant VanOverbeke and Clinton Sorrel scored one goal each.
Alex Seltzer made 10 saves to pick up the win in goal.
No. 7 Seton Hill 19, Ohio Valley 1
GREENSBURG Pa. -- Seventh-ranked Seton Hill beat Ohio Valley 19-1 in its season opener Sunday..
Seton Hill outshot Ohio Valley 48-11 and landed 32 of the shots on goal. The Griffins cleared the ball 23 times and only failed to clear twice. The Griffins also went 2-for-2 on extra man-up opportunities and won the ground ball battle as the Griffins had 19 more ground balls than the Fighting Scots.
Impressively, the Griffins' starting attack unit produced 21 points on Seton Hill's overall 19 goals. Matt Delmonico scored eight points (five goals, three assists), Dylan Lefebvre scored seven points (two goals, five assists) and Marc Piche scored six points (two goals, four assists).
At the face-off X, Anthony Peluso went 14 of 21 and contributed eight ground balls.
From the midfield position Jack Miller had three goals, Erik Hultgren had two goals and one assist, Zach Rusch contributed two goals and Dom Puglise produced one goal and one assist.
Long stick middie Colin Blaney had his first NCAA goal.