Oors' four assists, balanced attack leads Limestone past Pfeiffer in top-10 battle
GAFFNEY, S.C. -- A team effort, offensively and defensively, led No. 3 Limestone (12-1, 5-0 CC) to a 11-7 victory against Coastal Carolinas foe and No. 6 Pfeiffer (12-1, 4-1 CC) on Saturday.
Senior midfielder Chelsea Treat led the way with a pair of scores, an assist and six ground balls, while senior attack Sylvia Queener added two goals and an assist. Joining them with two goals apiece in a balanced offense were senior midfielder Jessie Aguglia, sophomore midfielder Sam McCarrick and junior midfielder Katie Farrell. Farrell also added three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers.
Setting up the Saints offense was junior attack Sarah Oor with a game-high four assists. On the defensive side, senior goalkeeper Rashelle McLellan played all 60 minutes, allowing just seven goals, a season low for Pfeiffer, and made eight saves to improve to 12-1 on the year. She also recorded a game-high seven ground balls.
In the first half, Limestone got on the board early as Queener scored an unassisted goal at 26:48 before Treat took a pass from Oor and netted the ball for a 2-0 lead with 21:20 on the clock. The Falcons answered as Shannon Bonnel scored off a pass from Carly Garrison at 16:54 and Garrison found the back of the net a minute later to tie it at two.
After six minutes of scoreless play, the Saints scored three consecutive goals in 1:39 to retake the lead at 5-2 at the 7:24 mark. Aguglia, Queener and Farrell notched scores heading into halftime.
Aguglia made it 6-2 with a goal in the first 4:12 of the second half before the teams traded the next three goals to make it 7-4 with 17:03 on the clock. Five minutes later, the Saints put it all together offensively as they drilled four consecutive goals, from four different scorers, during a span of nine minutes to push to a commanding 11-4 advantage with just 3:50 left.
Carly Garrison helped Pfeiffer rally with back-to-back goals at 3:30 and 2:11. Katherine Athens added a third at 1:49 to close to within four at 11-7. However, Limestone's defense locked down and held on for the victory.
Garrison led the way for the Falcons with a game-high four goals, three ground balls and a pair of draw controls. Shannon Bonnel, Kristina Anderson and Athens each notched solo goals. Bonnel led the team with five ground balls. Cassidy Wilson played all 60 minutes in net, allowing all 11 goals and making five saves to fall to 8-1.