Oor, Farrell solidify Limestone's sixth Conference Carolinas title in a row
BURLINGTON, N.C. -- No. 2 Limestone posted a convincing 21-9 victory against Queens (N.C.) in the Conference Carolinas championship game to earn its sixth consecutive league title on Sunday at Williams Stadium.
Junior attack Sarah Oor delivered five goals and six assists for a consecutive game and shattered Limestone single-season points record, becoming the first Saints squad to surpass 100 points in a season. She now has 102 on the season. Oor also added six ground balls on the day.
Junior midfielder Katie Farrell drilled six goals and senior midfielder Chelsea Treat added four goals and an assist. Senior attack Sylvia Queener finished with a goal and three assists and senior midfielder Jessie Aguglia chipped in with three scores.
Sophomore midfielder Sam McCarrick and senior midfielder Brittany Howard each came away with a pair of scores to round out the offense. Senior goalkeeper Rashelle McLellan started and played 55:49, allowing nine goals and making three saves to improve to 16-1 on the season.
The Saints wasted no time in getting their offense going after watching No. 6 Pfeiffer's offense be held in check throughout its semifinal game against the Royals. Limestone scored the first four goals of the game as Brittany Howard jump-started it with a pair of free-position scores and Katie Farrell had the other two.
Queens broke up the run with a goal by Arika Zimmerman off a free position at 17:42, but Sarah Oor took matters into her own hands. Less than 30 seconds later, she converted on a man-up free-position goal before notching a short-handed goal nearly 10 minutes later to make it 6-1. In the next four minutes, the Saints went on to score three more to push to an eight-goal lead before the Royals' Jena Ready made it 9-2 heading into the break.
In the second half, Limestone delivered back-to-back goals to push to an 11-2 advantage with 25:14 remaining before Queens duplicated the feat to pull back to within 11-4. Goals by Oor and Queener then sparked a 4-1 run that gave the Saints a commanding 15-5 lead with 17:45 on the clock. The Royals eventually closed to within 16-9 with 12:18 left, but got no closer as Limestone closed out the game.
A feisty team from the start, Queens was led by Ready with a pair of goals and an assist while Zimmerman, Maggie Masters and Brittany Larranaga each added two scores. Abby Grange chipped in with a solo goal and Danielle Horoschak played 50:44, allowing 18 goals and making 10 saves in the loss.