Carleigh Davis nets four as No. 3 Limestone edges No. 10 Fla. Southern
LAKELAND, Fla. -- In what started out as anything but a close contest, No. 3 Limestone used a lightning-quick goal by sophomore Carleigh Davis with 3:31 to play Thursday to pull out a 14-13 victory at No. 10 Florida Southern.
Davis drilled four goals, including the game winner, and added a game-high six draw controls and a caused turnover while senior attack Katie Farrell finished with three scores and an assist. Junior midfielder Sam McCarrick and sophomore midfielder Taylor Cline each produced a pair of goals while McCarrick added a pair of groundballs.
Senior attack Sarah Oor dished out three assists and added a goal and four groundballs while junior attack Keirsten MacLellan chipped in with a goal, assist, three groundballs and four draw controls.
Defensively, senior defender Maia Czarnecki was equal to the task as she delivered a pair of caused turnovers and a game-high five groundballs. Freshman goalkeeper Sydney Teeter went the distance, allowing 13 goals while making five saves to improve to 7-0 on the year.
The Mocs (4-1) got on the board early as Megan Asper connected just two minutes in and was followed five minutes later by Kendall Kerge. Those goals were sandwiched around a McCarrick score that made it 2-1 by the 22:48 mark. But in a span of just nine minutes, Limestone (7-0) exploded for seven straight goals to take an 8-2 lead. However, FSC scored four of the last five to end the opening stanza and close to within 9-6 by the break.
After the Mocs grabbed a 10-9 lead, back-to-back goals by McCarrick and Farrell put the Saints on top. The Mocs got the equalizer from Meghan Colucci at 10:49 but Oor and Davis notched consecutive scores to make it 13-11, the Saints' largest lead of the second half. Florida Southern responded with goals from Asper and Lorianne Hoover to tie, the last coming at the 4:32 mark.
Deadlocked at 13, the Saints wasted no time as they rifled the ball downfield, where MacLellan found Davis along the left side of the field. From there she darted in and buried the eventual game-winner to the left of the keeper for a 14-13 lead. Limestone would then survive seven fouls by the Mocs over the last 3:31 in order to hold on to the one goal margin and remain undefeated.
Asper led the way for FSC with four goals, three groundballs and four draw controls while Hoover had three scores and a pair of draws. Caitlin Chase finished with a pair of goals and setup three others and Colucci added two scores and an assist. Katie Hammerer was a rock in goal for the Mocs as she made 10 saves and allowed 14 goals to fall to 4-1 on the season.