2005 Game Reports
 
May 13, 2004 - Lady Saints defeat Lock Haven 12 - 9

ORLANDO, FL. West Chester put on a record setting performance as the Lady Saints fell in their first appearance in the NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Golden Rams scored early and often to take a 23-12 win and earn a trip to the National Championship Game.

Nerves were evident in the early going on the part of Limestone. After the two teams traded goals, West Chester ripped off six unanswered goals in just over six minutes of play. Kristen Black broke up the string with an unassisted goal. Goals from Susie Russell and Janeen Tucker kept the Saints within five at 9-4.

West Chester closed out the half with four unanswered goals, the first three coming from Katelyn Martin. Limestone went to the break facing a 13-4 deficit.

The Golden Rams stayed hot scoring the first four goals of the second half and later took their largest lead at 20-6. From there Limestone outscored West Chester 6-3.

West Chester broke their own tournament record for goals in a game and will move on to their third consecutive finals appearance. Martin shattered the individual goals in a game mark with 10 (the previous record was seven by Dulcie Royer of West Chester in 2001). Ten points also set a new tournament record.

Pam Gateau led the way for Limestone with four goals. Meghan Dennehy and Kristen Black each found the net twice for the Lady Saints.

The Lady Saints finished their strongest season to date with a 3rd place finish in the national tournament. Head Coach Scott Tucker was proud of his team. "It took us longer to get used to the flow of the game. We didn't have our best game and struggled for consistency and West Chester had an outstanding game and came out on top. It is an honor just to be here, and I'm proud of our girls for getting us here. They have raised the bar at Limestone. Hopefully we can continue to raise that bar and bring home a title next year."


April 25, 2004 - Lady Saints defeat Lock Haven 12 - 9

E. STROUSBURG, SC: The Limestone College women's lacrosse team improved to 13-3 12-9 win over 9th ranked Lock Haven University.

Lock Haven got on the board first, but the Saints came back to take a 9-6 halftime advantage. The game remained tight throughout, but Limestone outscored Lock Haven 4-3 in the second half to take a 12-9 win.

The Lady Saints outshot Lock Haven 14-17 in the match. Jackie Weaver recorded 9 saves in goal for Limestone.

Pam Gateau extended her single season points record with five on three goals and two assists. Meghan Dennehy netted three goals and assisted on one for the Lady Saints.

The Lady Saints will now await word from the NCAA as to who will travel to Orlando for the National Semi-Finals. That official decision will be made on Sunday, May 2. The Lady Saints are currently ranked 2nd in the South Region and have recorded big wins down the stretch over 9th ranked Lock Haven and regional foes Pfeiffer and Gannon.


April 24, 2004 - Lady Saints fall in CVAC Championship Game.

E. STROUSBURG, SC: The Limestone College women's lacrosse team improved to 12-3 with a win over East Strousburg University today. The Saints took a 15-4 win in the contest.

After East Strousburg scored the first goal, Limestone rattled off eight unanswered goals and rolled to the 11 goal win. Meghan Dennehy put six goals on the board for the Saints and assisted on a seventh. Maria Humphries netted four goals while Summer Ferraro tallied five points on three goals and two assists.

Limestone will take on 9th ranked Lock Haven University tomorrow at East Strousburg. That game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.


April 21, 2004 - Lady Saints fall in CVAC Championship Game.

GAFFNEY, SC: In a dramatic game that went down to the final two seconds, Pfeiffer University (10-4) defeated Limestone College (11-3) in the inaugural CVAC Championship Game. Limestone earned the right to host the game by defeating Pfeiffer in a very close game last week. Today the Falcons edged out the Saints 13-12.

Limestone opened the game with a 4-1 run. The CVAC's Freshman of the Year, Summer Ferraro, netted the Lady Saints first three goals. The Falcons then ripped off four unanswered goals to take a 5-4 lead. Limestone rebounded to score three of the final four goals of the half and led 7-6 at the break.

Pfeiffer came out firing in the second half outscoring the Saints 6-2 including three scored from the CVAC's Player of the Year Lyndsey Boswell. With 2:10 seconds remaining the Saints found themselves trailing 12-9. Limestone chipped into the seemingly insurmountable deficit with a quick goal by Pam Gateau with 2:03 remaining. One minute later Gateau scored again, this time on a free position shot, and Limestone trailed by just one.

With 57 seconds remaining Limestone completed the comeback when Maria Humphries found Kristen Black in front of the goal for a score. Limestone won the ensuing draw control, but with time running out, Humphries went down and Pfeiffer came up with the loose ball. Boswell made an outstanding over the shoulder catch on a 40 yard pass, took the ball all the way to the goal and scored with 00:02 showing on the clock.

The first ever CVAC Championship was an intense battle that went down to the wire. Unfortunately, the Saints came up on the wrong end of a wild finish.
April 17, 2004 - Ferraro has 4 goals in Lady Saints 15 - 6 win over Gannon

GAFFNEY, SC: The Limestone College women's lacrosse team (11-2) ran their current winning streak to five games with a victory over 6th ranked Gannon University on Saturday. The Lady Saints defeated the Golden Knights in convincing fashion 15-6.

Limestone scored early and often and never left the issue in doubt. The Saints led 9-2 at the half. Summer Ferraro had a dominating game, equaling her season high in goals with 4 and points with 5. Pam Gateau notched 5 points giving her 73 on the season (a Limestone College single season record).

Consecutive wins over #7 Pfeiffer and #6 Gannon gives the Saints a very strong case for a trip to Orlando for the NCAA Tournament which will feature the top two teams from the north and south regions.

The Lady Saints will return to action on Wednesday, April 21, as they take on Pfeiffer University in the CVAC Championship game. By virtue of their 13-11 win over the Falcons, Limestone will host that game at 4:00 p.m.


April 15, 2004 - Lady Saints defeat Pfeiffer in close game

GAFFNEY, SC: The Lady Saints (10-2, 4-0) defeated Pfeiffer University (9-4, 2-1) 13-11 in a very competitive battle at Saints Field.

With the CVAC's first ever women's lacrosse regular season championship on the line, the Falcons came out strong. Christina Maniocha netted consecutive goals to put Pfeiffer up 2-0. The Saints answered with goals from Pam Gateau and Meghan Dennehy to tie the score, but Pfeiffer charged right back with two scores to lead 4-0.

At that point senior Meghan Dennehy put the team on her back, scoring four consecutive goals. The Saints scored five unanswered goals and went to halftime leading 7-4. Pfeiffer, however, would not go away. The Falcons scored the first four goals of the second half to take an 8-7 lead, but the Saints answered with three in a row to take the lead for good.

With 12:32 remaining in the game, Pam Gateau fed Brook Nowell for a score. The assist moved Gateau into a tie for Limestone's single season points record at 68.

Dennehy had one of the best performances of her career with seven goals. The senior would not allow her team to lose. The Saints will return to action on Saturday, April 17, as they take on Gannon University in Gaffney. That game is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. If the Saints take that game they will have beaten top teams in the region in back-to-back games and make a strong case for the 2nd seed in the South Region which would give them a trip to Orlando for the National Finals.


April 7, 2004 - Lady Saints defeat Queens 17 - 4

GAFFNEY, SC: The Lady Saints (9-2, 3-0) defeated Queens University of Charlotte (6-7, 1-2) 17-4 on Wednesday and remained undefeated in CVAC play.

After the two teams traded goals in the first five minutes, Limestone rattled off 8 unanswered scores to take control. Pam Gateau, Meghan Dennehy, and Brook Nowell each found the net twice in the first half as the Saints took a 9-2 advantage at the break.

Jill Durgin recorded a hat trick with 3 goals, but it was not enough to overcome the offensive barrage from Limestone. Pam Gateau recorded 8 points on 4 goals and 4 assists. Meghan Dennehy added 4 goals of her own. Ten Saints found the net in the victory.

Limestone outshot Queens 31-16 and scored on 2-of-3 free position opportunities.

Limestone will return to action on April 15, as they take on CVAC rival Pfeiffer University in Gaffney. That game is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.


April 3, 2004 - Ladysaints improve to 8 - 2

BANNER-ELK, NC: The Limestone College women's lacrosse team (8-2, 2-0 CVAC) remained undefeated in the CVAC with a 16-5 victory of Lees-McRae College on Saturday.

The Lady Saints rode a 10-1 halftime lead to the 16-5 win. Meghan Dennehy tallied six points on four goals and two assists. Pam Gateau scored three times and dished out two assists. Maria Humphries netted four goals while Summer Ferraro added three and Cara Slayton netted one.

Jen Myers and Sarah Wilkin each scored two goals for the Bobcats. Jackie Weaver recorded seven saves for Limestone and Brandie Daigle added 2 more.

The Saints will return to action on Saturday, April 7, as they take on Queens University of Charlotte in Gaffney. That game is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.


March 29, 2004 - Women's Weekend Update

GAFFNEY, SC: The Limestone College women's lacrosse team (7-2) won their first ever CVAC contest. The Lady Saints defeated St. Andrews 19-1.

Pam Gateau notched 10 points with 5 goals and 5 assists. Meghan Dennehy added another 5 goals to the Saints attack while Maria Humphries netted 3 of her own and assisted on another. Kristen Black added 1 goal and 3 assists for Limestone. Jennifer Burns netted the Knights lone goal.

Limestone will return to action at Lees-McRae college in a CVAC contest on Saturday, April 3. That game is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.


March 17, 2004 - Women's Weekend Update

HARWOOD, MD: The Limestone College women's lacrosse team traveled to Harwood, Maryland this weekend to take on Millersville and West Chester. Playing two teams ranked in the top-ten in two days was a stiff challenge, but the Lady Saints were eager for the opportunity.

On Saturday the Lady Saints stormed out to a big 12-3 halftime lead and never looked back. The Lady Saints defeated 10th ranked Millersville University 19-8.

Pam Gateau recorded nine points on four goals and five assists. Meghan Dennehy netted four goals and dished out two assists. Maria Humphries added six points on three goals and three assists for the Lady Saints.

On Sunday, Limestone faced-off with 5th ranked West Chester University. The Lady Saints jumped out to a 5-3 halftime lead over the Golden Lions. Unfortunately Limestone struggled with the wind in their faces throughout the second half. West Chester outscored Limestone 8-1 in the second half and took an 11-6 win over the 6th ranked Lady Saints.

Maria Humphries netted three goals in the loss while Pam Gateau score two and assisted on one. Katelyn Martin scored four goals for Westchester while Christine Kane netted three of her own.

Sunday's loss snapped a six game winning streak for the Lady Saints (6-2). Limestone will return to action on Saturday, March 27 in a CVAC match at St. Andrews College. That game is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. in Laurinburg, NC.




March 22, 2004 - Lady Saints win over Bryant

GAFFNEY, SC: The Lady Saints opened the game with six unanswered goals on their first six shots en route to the 14-7 win over Bryant College on Wednesday.

In the game's first two minutes Pam Gateau found Maria Humphries for two scores. Just over three minutes in, Limestone held a commanding six goal lead on three scores from Humphries, two from Summer Ferraro, and one from Meghan Dennehy.

The Saints held a 7-1 halftime lead, but Bryant opened the second half with three goals to get back in the game. Limestone then slammed the door with four unanswered goals including two more from Dennehy and one each from Gateau and Kristen Black. Each team would score three more, but the Saints held on for the 14-7 win.

The win was Limestone's 5th in a row. Their record now stands at 5-1. The Lady Saints will return to action on Saturday, March 20 when they will take on 10th ranked Millersville in Annapolis, MD. The Saints will also face-off with 5th ranked West Chester on Sunday, March 21 in Annapolis


March 13, 2004 - Lady Saints defeat Merrimack

GAFFNEY, SC: The Limestone Lady Saints won their fourth game in Hilton Head on March 12 with a 13-5 victory over Merrimack.

In what would be a slow starting game, the Lady Saints struck first when Brooke Nowell found Cara Slayton in front of the cage to make the score 1-0 four minutes into the game.

It would be another fifteen minutes before another goal would be scored when Maria Humphries converted on a free position shot. Pam Gateua fed Meghan Dennehy to give the Saints a 3-0 lead with less than ten minutes remaining in the half.

Humphries got her second tally of the day off a pass from Summer Ferraro in the twenty-ninth minute and Merrimack recorded their only goal of the first half thirty seconds later to give the Lady Saints a 4 to 1 lead heading into the half.

The second half started off strong for both teams with the Ferraro netting the first goal of the half within the first minute for the Saints and Merrimack answering back two minutes later to keep the Saints lead at 4, however the Saints reeled off three unanswered goals in three minutes, when Humphries found the back of the net twice, both assisted by Ferraro, and Gateau found it once to give them an 8-3 advantage.

Merrimack then made their final push of the day when they were able to get through the Saints defense twice; however, the Saints responded with five more goals from Ferraro, Slayton, Kristen Black and two from Dennehy to give them a 13-4 lead. Merrimack scored once more in the waning minutes to make the final score 13-5.

The Saints defense looked very strong with Jackie Weaver making eight saves, while only allowing five goals, and Erica Handleman and Dennehy each recording four caused turnovers.

Gateau 1G 2A and Humphries 4A led way offensively for the Lady Saints.


March 9, 2004 - SAINTS TOP IUP

GAFFNEY, SC: Pam Gateau put on quite a show as Limestone (3-1) Topped IUP (0-1) 18-5 on Tuesday.

Gateau netted five goals and dished out four assists to lead the way for Limestone. Meghan Dennehy added four goals to the Saints cause.

Five minutes into the game Limestone led by a slim 3-2 margin. The Saints then scored six unanswered goals to pull away. After IUP closed out the half with a goal with seven seconds remaining, Limestone scored the first nine goals in the second half to put the game away.

The win was the third in a row for the Saints who improved to 3-1. The Saints will return to action on March 12 against Merrimack College in Hilton Head, SC.


March 1, 2004 - SAINTS DEFEAT RANGERS

GAFFNEY, SC: The Limestone College women's lacrosse team defeated Regis University 11-6 on Monday in Gaffney.

The Lady Saints grabbed the lead in the first minute on a Summer Ferraro goal. They would dominate early en route to a 6-0 lead. Regis' Caroline Herter and Chrissy Yetter each scored goals to make the score 6-2. Pam Gateau netted her second of the day with 2:37 on the clock to bring the score to 7-2 at halftime.

Regis scored the first two goals of the second half to cut the lead to 7-4, but the Saints answered with goals from Cara Slayton and Meghan Dennehy. The two teams then traded goals until the game ended in an 11-6 Lady Saints win.

Gateau, Dennehy, and Ferraro each netted a pair of goals for Limestone. Caroline Herter and Whitney Pappas each scored two for Regis.

With the win Limestone improved to 1-1 while Regis fell to 0-1.

For more information contact Josh Lacy, Sports Information Director at (864) 488-8219 or jlacy@limestone.edu.


February 28, 2004 - Longwood 16, Limestone 10

The Limestone Lady Saints fell to the Longwood Lancers in their season opener 16-10 at Lancer Field in Farmville, Virginia.

The Lancers got on the board first when Tia Richardson scored her first of two goals for the day in the second minute of the game. The Saints struck back in the next minute when Meghan Dennehy scored the first goal of her hat trick.

The Lancers then took control of the game and went on a four goal run with two goals by Emily Bikowski, both assisted by Kristy Taylor, and one goal by both Isa Cohen and Ali Shafer to make the score 5-1 in favor of the Lancers.

The Lady Saints finally notched their second goal of the day when Pam Gateau fed Kristen Black to make the score 5-2. The two teams then alternated goals for the next ten minutes behind goals from the Lancers' Cohen and Taylor as well as Gateaus' first of an eventual hat trick. To make the score 7-3 with almost nine minutes remaining in the half.

The Lancers closed out the half with three more goals by Carley Ullery, Cathleen Strain and Ali Shafer to give the Lancers a 10-3 lead heading into the half.

Coming into the second half, it looked as though the Lancers would build on their lead as they notched the first goal less than two minutes into the first half when Kibler took a pass from Cohen to give the Lancers an eight-goal advantage. The Lady Saints then struck back 2 minutes later when Kristen Black got an unassisted goal to cut the lead back to seven in favor of the Lancers.

The Lancers then took control once again and scored four unanswered goals by Taylor, Bikowski, Jenn Shipp, and Richardson to make the score 15-4 with just under fifteen minutes to play in the game.

With less than a quarter of a game left, the Lady Saints rallied behind an unselfish Black who fed Humphries in the twelfth minute to cut the Lancer lead back to ten. The team then continued their scoring when Gateau scored twice and Cara Slayton found the net in a period of one minute to make the score 15-8.

Longwood's Kibler was finally able to stop the Saints run with their final goal of the day; however, the Saints were not done and finished the day with two goals by Dennehy and a final save with seconds remaining by Brandi Daigle to make the final score 16-10 in favor of Longwood.

Defensively, the Saints were led in the midfield by Kristen Black and Summer Ferraro who tallied six and five groundballs respectively, and in the back by Michelle Lare (three groundballs and two caused turnovers) and Tanisha Nelson (two groundballs and three caused turnovers). Jackie Weaver started in the cage for the Saints and registered eight saves while allowing thirteen goals. Brandi Daigle had five saves while allowing three goals.