GAFFNEY, S.C. — Scoring on their first nine shots, and 20-of-31 overall, No. 3 Limestone (3-1, 1-0 CC) demolished first-year program Saint Leo (1-3) 20-8 while playing all 30 active players on Sunday afternoon.
Sarah Oor and Ali Schumacher led the Saints with three goals and an assist apiece while Racquel Prager pushed her Conference Carolinas leading goal total to 13 with three more scores. Kelly Lalonde dished out three assists and Jessica Williams had a pair of scores and an assist.
Katie Farrell and Brittany Howard each added two goals while single scores were had by Chelsea Treat, Sam Akl, Chelsea Hargett, Maia Czarnecki and Gemma Schaefer. Treat also added two ground balls and a pair of draw controls. Sylvia Queener produced a pair of assists and Dara Gorman and Jessica Aguanno each had one.
Brigid Milchling played the first half in net for the Saints, allowing one goal and making two saves to move to 3-1 on the season. Rashelle McLellan started the second half and saw action for 20:33 while Megan Smith saw the first action of her career over the final 9:27.
The Saints raced out to a 5-1 lead over the first 5:02 of the game behind five different goal scorers and registered 11 consecutive goals at one point to take a 15-1 advantage with 28:02 remaining in the game. After the Lions benefited from a shot that was redirected into the goal of a Limestone player to make it 15-2, the Saints drilled three scores in a row to push the lead to 18-2.
At that point, Saint Leo ripped off five consecutive goals against the Limestone second and third string teams with the first three of those coming from Stephanie Marran. That narrowed the gap to 18-7 before the Saints closed out the 12-goal victory.
Marran led the Lions with a game-high four goals while Christina Minneci finished with a pair of goals and an assist. Alix Murray and Callie Porcher each had a goal to round out the top performers for Saint Leo. Brittany Millsap started in goal but was pulled after allowing eight goals on eight shots over the first 7:36. She falls to 1-3. Nicole Sirota-Plotnikov took over and played the remaining 52:24, giving up 12 goals and making five saves.