No. 3 Saints shut out Bobcats in season-opener

Box score

GAFFNEY, S.C. --- The third-ranked Limestone College women's lacrosse team scored 13 goals in the first half, and held visiting Lees-McRae College off the scoreboard en route to a 22-0 win in Conference Carolinas play on Friday afternoon.

Limestone (1-0, 1-0 CC) outshot Lees-McRae (0-1, 0-1 CC) by a 35-0 margin, including a 24-0 advantage in the first half, while holding a 29-11 edge in ground balls. Racquel Prager paced Limestone with four goals and one assist, while Kelly Lalonde and Sarah Oor added five and four helpers, respectively. Brittany Howard also added three goals on the afternoon.

Jessica Travers (Asheville, N.C.) made seven saves in her collegiate debut for the Bobcats, as Katelin Rooney (Naples, Fla.) added three ground balls and three draw controls.

Lalonde scored the first goal of the game 27 seconds into the first half, propelling the Saints to a 6-0 lead in the contest's opening six minutes. Limestone would push the lead to 13-0 by the intermission before equaling the final margin over the duration of the second half.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Wednesday, February 22 when the Bobcats travel to Misenheimer, N.C. to take on Pfeiffer University in conference play at 3 p.m.

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