GAFFNEY, S.C. –- Senior midfielder Chelsea Treat had 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.
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 who finished with a game-high four assists and eight draw controls.
She was joined by junior attack Sarah Oor with a pair of goals and assists and sophomore midfielder Sam McCarrick with four goals and an assist. Senior midfielder Jessie Aguglia and junior midfielder Katie Farrell each had two goals and senior goalkeeper Rashelle McLellan 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 unanswered 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.