McLellan dominates in goal as Limestone holds off late surge by Lock Haven
GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Senior goalkeeper Rashelle McLellan tamed a Lock Haven offense that was averaging more than 20 goals a game as No. 3 Limestone (9-1, 2-0 CC) downed the No. 11 Lady Eagles (3-1, 0-0 PSAC) 11-7.
McLellan played all 60 minutes between the pipes, making three saves and allowing just seven goals to go along with five ground balls to improve to 9-1 on the year. She was joined by senior attack Sylvia Queener and junior attacker Sarah Oor, each of whom had two goals and a pair of assists.
Sophomore midfielder Sam McCarrick added two goals and an assist and senior midfielders Chelsea Treat and Chelsea Hargett each had a pair of scores. Junior midfielder Katie Farrell had a solo goal and added a pair of draw controls. Junior midfielder Maia Czarnecki chipped in with a game-high five ground balls.
The Saints got on the board with a McCarrick goal at 26:34 before a Jessica Pandolf goal for LHU knotted it a one.
From there, Limestone rattled off eight consecutive goals during the next 27:33 to take a commanding 9-1 advantage.
Twelve minutes later, LHU got back on the board as Chelsea Borrino converted on a free-position attempt at 16:54. Less than a minute later, Borrino found Jenna Dingler for the Lady Eagles' third goal to cut the deficit to 9-3. Back-to-back goals by Treat and Queener then pushed the margin to 11-3 with 11:18 on the clock.
Lock Haven managed to find its offense as a Taylor Klunk free-position conversion at 10:53 kicked off a string of four consecutive goals during an 8:32 stretch to narrow the gap to 11-7 with 2:21 left. However, Limestone's defense clamped down and secured the four-goal victory.
Borrino led the way for the Lady Eagles with five points on a pair of goals and three assists while Pandolf had a goal and an assist with four ground balls and four draw controls. Dingler and Klunk accounted for the remainder of LHU's scoring with solo goals. Chrissy Baffuto played the entire 60 minutes in net, allowing all 11 goals and making five saves to suffer her first loss of the season and drop to 3-1.