2001 Game Reports

May 5, 2001
Limestone snaps 9 game W&L win streak
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder Meghan Dennehy (Gambillis, Md./Arundel) scored three second-half goals to help Limestone snap Washington and Lee's nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 win on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Saints, ranked No. 3 in Division II, broke a 3-2 W&L lead with three unanswered goals in the final 11:47 in the first half to take a 5-3 advantage after 30 minutes of play.

The Generals (15-3) closed to within a goal on a score by sophomore attacker Leslie Bogart (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) just 49 seconds into the second half, however Dennehy found the net at the 26:30 mark to give the Saints a two-goal edge. W&L junior attacker Emily Owens (Waco, Texas/Episcopal) cut the lead to 6-5 on a goal 42 seconds later and senior attacker Liz Borges (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) tied the game at the 20:31 mark.

Limestone answered back on a goal by junior midfielder Angie Meyer (Hanover, Md./North County), but Borges tied the game with an unassisted tally with 20:31 to play. Sophomore attacker Kathy Campbell (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's) put the Saints on top for good with a goal 42 seconds later and Dennehy then scored two of her game-high four goals to close out Washington and Lee.

The Saints were led by Dennehy, and junior attacker Becky Buppert (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) who notched one goal and added two assists. Senior goalie Vicky Perkins (Manlius, N.Y./CBA) stopped seven shots on the day.

Borges netted three goals for the Generals, while Bogart and freshman midfielder Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) each added a goal and one assist.

W&L, ranked No. 15 in Division III, will now move on to the NCAA Tournament with the date, time and opponent to be determined tomorrow evening.

W&L - Liz Borges (3 goals), Leslie Bogart (1 goal, 1 assist), Kelly Taffe (1 goal, 1 assist), Lee Wheeler (1 goal), Emily Owens (1 goal).
LC - Meghan Dennehy (4 goals), Becky Buppert (1 goal, 2 assists), Angie Meyer (2 goals), Jody Kennedy (1 goal), Kathy Campbell (1 goal), Dawn Smith (1 goal).

W&L - Joanna Perini, 15 Saves, 10 GA, 60 Min.
LC - Vicky Perkins, 7 Saves, 7 GA, 60 Min.


April 21, 2001
Limestone Rolls wins 9th straight
Gaffney, SC – The second ranked Limestone College Women’s Lacrosse Team (9-1) cruised to an 8-3 win today over visiting Shippensburg University at Saints field. The Saints out shot the Riders 32-14 in the win as the team honored the seniors in the final home game of their careers.

Senior Dawn Smith (Baldwinsville, NY) opened the day at the 24:57 mark on an unassisted goal before the Saints went on a 4-2 run to take a 5-2 advantage into halftime. Senior Jody Kennedy (Ajax, ONT) scored the third of her game high four goals 30 seconds into the second half on a feed from junior Angie Meyer (Hanover, MD) to seal the victory.

On the defensive end of the field seniors Stephanie Meyer (Hanover, MD) and Kathy Martens (Glen Burnie, MD) combined for 11 caused turnovers and senior goalie Vicky Perkins (Manlius, NY) made 11 saves on 14 shots.

The Saints return to action on Saturday, May 5 in Lexington, VA as the take on Washington and Lee in their final regular season contest.

Scoring: 1st 2nd Final
Shippensburg 2 1 3

Kennedy 4-1, Gateau 1-1, A. Meyer 1-1, Dennehy 1-1, Smith 1-0 Shippensburg:
Heath 1-0, Kennedy 1-0, Kipp 1-0 Goalkeeping
Perkins 14 shots, 11 saves, 3 goals allowed, 60 minutes Shippensburg:
Clemente 32 shots, 24 saves, 8 goals allowed, 60 minutes

April 11, 2001
Limestone Rolls to 8th Straight Win
Gaffney, SC – The #2 ranked Limestone College Women’s Lacrosse Team (8-1) rolled to their 8th straight win today as they took down visiting Greensboro College 15-3. Sophomore Kathy Campbell (Centreville, MD) led the way with five goals and two assists on the afternoon.

The Saints scored seven goals in the first ten minutes of play to open the game and never looked back from there. Senior Jody Kennedy (Ajax, ONT) went her second straight games recording four goals while the defense led by senior Kathy Martens (Glen Burnie, MD) only allowed twelve shots on net.

The Saints return home on Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 AM as they host #8 Shippensburg University.

Scoring: 1st 2nd Final
Greensboro 1 2 3

A. Meyer 2-0, Kennedy 4-0, Campbell 5-2, Buppert 2-2, Smith 1-0, Gateau 1-0
Benninghove 3-0, L. Smith 0-1

Perkins 6 shots, 5 saves, 1 goal allowed, 17 minutes
Herzog 1 shot, 1 save, 0 goals allowed, 13 min
Breiterman 4 shots, 3 saves, 1 goal allowed 15 min
Daigle 2 shots, 1 save, 1 goal allowed, 15 min
Schaeffer 39 shots, 24 saves, 15 goals allowed, 60 min

April 7, 2001
Limestone downs Longwood in Overtime
Gaffney, SC – It took four overtime periods today, but the #4 ranked Limestone College Women’s Lacrosse Team (7-1) notched a goal at 1:39 to defeat the #2 ranked Lacers of Longwood College (9-2) 10-9. Sophomore Kathy Campbell (Stevensville, MD) streaked down the field and found senior Jody Kennedy (Ajax, ONT) who scored her last of four goals to decide the game.

The Saints took and early 1-0 lead before the Lancers came back to take a 2-1 advantage, but Kennedy and junior Becky Buppert (Westminster, MD) each scored two to put the Saints up 5-2. The Lancers answered with 8:22 remaining to make the score 5-3 at the break.

After Limestone scored the first two goals of the second half, the Lancers came storming back out scoring the Saints 5-1 in the last 21 minutes of the second half to send the game into overtime. Junior Beth Hadry scored for Longwood with :07 seconds remaining to send the game in to extra time.

The Lancers scored first in the second overtime period on a goal by freshman Kristy Taylor, but the Saints would not fold. Sophomore Meghan Dennehy (Gambrills, MD) scored with :10 seconds remaining in the second overtime before Kennedy recorded the game winner.

Scoring: 1st 2nd OT 0T 0T OT Final
LIMESTONE 5 3 0 1 0 1 10
Longwood 3 5 0 1 0 0 9

Limestone: Kennedy (4-1), Buppert (2-0), A. Meyer (1-0), Campbell (0-1), Smith (2-0), Dennehy (1-0)
Longwood: Taylor (2-0), Ullery (2-0), Hadrys (3-1), Denson (2-0), Smith (0-1)

Limestone: Perkins 23 shots, 14 saves, 9 goals against, 72 minutes
Longwood: Bunn 29 shots, 19 saves, 10 goals against, 72 minutes

April 1, 2001
Saints defeat Bloomsburg
Bloomsburg, PA – The fifth ranked Limestone College Women’s Lacrosse team knocked off the fourth ranked Bloomsburg Huskies today by a score of 8-6. Never trailing the entire game, the Saints jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.

Junior Angie Meyer (Hanover, MD) led the Saints on the day with three goals while senior goalie Vicky Perkins (Manlius, NY) had a tremendous day stopping 16 shots while only allowing six goals in sixty minutes of play.

The Saints return to action on Saturday as they host #2 Longwood College for an 11:00 AM contest.

Scoring: 1st 2nd Final
Bloomsburg 2 4 6

Limestone: A. Meyer 3-0, Kennedy 2-0, Campbell 1-2, Dennehy 1-1, Smith 1-0
Bloomsburg: Carinci 2-1, Angermeir 1-1, Pry 1-0, Emrick 1-0, M. Wiley 1-0, O’Neil 0-1

Limestone: Perkins 16 saves, 22 shots, 6 goals allowed, 60 minutes
Bloomsburg: Wisher 12 saves 22 shots, 8 goals allowed, 60 minutes.

March 27, 2001
Saints Extend Win Streak to Five
Misenheimer, NC – The Limestone College Women’s Lacrosse Team extended its win streak to five games today as they knocked off rival Pfeiffer University 15-7. The Saints, currently ranked #5, move to 5-1 on the season.

After a successful trip to Colorado where the Saints beat Regis University 14-3 and the University of California at Davis 12-9, the Saints score in double digits for the fifth straight time.

Leading the way for Limestone with a career high five goals and two assists, was junior standout Angie Meyer (Hanover, MD) while sophomore Kathy Campbell (Centreville, MD) had two goals and two assists.

The Saints head to Bloomsburg, PA this weekend to take on the #4 ranked Huskies of Bloomsburg University on Sunday.

Limestone: A. Meyer 5-2, Buppert 0-2, Kennedy 3-0, Campbell 2-2, Allen 1-0, Ford 1-0, Dennehy 2-0, Lare 1-0, Gateau 0-1
Pfeiffer: Ferner 1-0, Graham 1-0, Boswell 4-1

Limestone: Perkins 12 shots, 8 saves, 4 goals allowed, 45 minutes Breiterman 6 shots, 3 saves, 3 goals allowed, 15 minutes
Pfeiffer: Studley: 27 shots, 12 saves, 15 goals allowed, 60 minutes

March 10, 2001
Limestone Women Roll to Win
Gaffney, SC – The seventh ranked Limestone College Women’s Lacrosse Team rolled to a 10-5 victory today against visiting Stonehill College. The Saints improve to 2-1 on the season while the Cheiftains fall to 1-2.

The Saints opened the scoring on an unassisted goal by sophomore Kathy Campbell (Centreville, MD) at 27:27 in the first half and never looked back as they cruised to a 6-2 halftime advantage. Senior Dawn Smith (Baldwinsville, MD) scored her two goals on the afternoon during the first half run..

Junior Becky Buppert (Westminster, MD) recorded her second hat trick in as many games, scoring two in the second half to help preserve the win. Sophomore Meghan Dennehy (Gambrills, MD) also scored two on free position shots in the second half.

On the defensive end of the field seniors Stephanie Meyer (Hanover, MD) and Kathy Martens (Glen Burnie, MD) combined with freshman Michelle Lare (Annapolis, MD) and Angela Tomchik (Wilbraham, MA) for 17 ground balls, seven caused turnovers and four draw controls. In the net, senior Vicky Perkins recorded 11 saves on 16 shots..

Stonehill was led by Katie Lambert who scored three goals on the afternoon including their last two with 10:09 and :44 left in the game respectively..

The Saints leave for Colorado next week as they take on Regis University on March 22 and UC Davis on March 24..

1st 2nd OT Final
LIMESTONE 6 4 0 10
Stonehill 2 3 0 5

Limestone: Buppert (3-0), Smith (2-0), Dennehy (2-0), A. Meyer (1-1), Kennedy (1-0), Campbell (1-0)
Stonehill: Lambert (3-1), Gross (1-0), Signorella (1-0)

Limestone: Perkins 11 saves, 16 shots, 60 minutes
Stonehill: Medeiros 11 saves, 21 shots, 60 minutes

March 8, 2001
Saints Notch First Win
Gaffney, SC – The Limestone College Women’s Lacrosse Team evened their record at 1-1 today as they knocked off host Guilford College 16-2. The Saints had ten different players score points on the afternoon as they led 11-0 at the half.

Leading the way for Limestone was junior Becky Buppert (Westminster, MD) who had a career high four goals and one assist. Junior Angie Meyer (Hanover, MD) and sophomore Meghan Dennehy (Gambrills, MD) each had hat tricks on the day.

The Saints return to action this Saturday as they host Stonehill College at 11 AM at Saint’s Field.

1st 2nd OT Final
LIMESTONE 11 5 0 16
Guilford 0 2 0 2

Limestone: Rice (1-1), Buppert (4-1), A. Meyer (3-1), Campbell (1-0), Smith (1-1), Dennehy (3-0), S. Meyer (0-1), Kennedy (1-1), Gateau (1-2), Allen (1-0)
Guilford: Urann (1-0), Walters-Bughee (1-0)

Limestone: Perkins 4, Breiterman 3, Herzog 2

Feb. 26, 2001
Saints Drop Opener to Mercyhurst
Gaffney, SC – For the second straight year, Limestone College and Mecyhurst College needed overtime to decide a winner. In 2000, the Saints triumphed, but today the Lakers got revenge 9-8, as senior Nadia Shabanza scored the game winner with 1:14 into the second overtime.

Mercyhurst began the scoring with two quick goals before senior Dawn Smith (Baldwinsville, NY) scored to bring the score to 2-1. The Lakers led the entire first half, until freshman Pam Gateau (Annapolis, MD) found sophomore Kathy Campbell (Centreville, MD) streaking across the middle of the cage to tie the game just before halftime. In the second half the lead changed three times as the Saints took a 6-4 lead on goals from Campbell and senior Jody Kennedy (Ajax, ONT) before the Lakers answered with three. With the score favoring Mercyhurst, 7-6, Gateau and sophomore Meghan Dennehy (Gambrills, MD) both scored to give the Saints the lead again. But the Lakers found the net one more time to force overtime.

“I knew coming into today’s contest, that it would be an outstanding game. The way both teams played, you would have thought it was May already. I am very proud of my team today. They played their hearts out and gave everything they had,” said Michael Scerbo, Limestone College Head Coach.

1st 2nd OT OT Final
LIMESTONE 4 4 0 0 8
Mercyhurst 4 4 0 1 9

Limestone: Campbell (3-0), Dennehy (2-1), Gateau (1-1), Smith (1-0), Kennedy (1-0)
Mercyhurst: Wellington (3-0), Shabanza (2-1), Meyers (1-0), Zummo (1-0), Plumley (1-0), Turner (1-0)

Limestone: Perkins 12 saves, 23 shots, 9 goals against, 66 minutes
Mercyhurst: Bonvoulior 13 saves, 27 shots, 8 goals against, 66 minutes

Feb. 17, 2001
Limestone Women Have Success in First Play Day
Durham, NC – The schedule for the day was not in favor of the Limestone College Women’s Lacrosse Team, but with great senior leadership, the team rallied to win three of five games in the South of the Border Tournament hosted by Duke University and the University of North Carolina.

The Saints opened the day by playing against an improved St. Mary’s squad. Junior Becky Buppert (Westminster, MD) and senior Jody Kennedy (Ajax, ONT) controlled the scoring as the Saints won 4-0, taking command on both ends of the field. Sophomore goalie Katie Herzog (Fredrick, MD) made five saves on five shots.

In the second game the Saints faced a strong Division I opponent in Lehigh University, winning 3-0. For the second straight game, the Saints were able to control the pace with outstanding performances from both the midfield and defense. Seniors Dawn Smith (Baldwinsville, NY), Stephanie Meyer (Hanover, MD) and Kathy Martens (Glen Burnie, MD) led the way, as Lehigh was only able to get off four shots, all of which were turned away by senior Vicky Perkins (Manlius, NY).

The third game was an eye-opener as Limestone faced the National Team from Wales. The Saints suffered their first loss of the day 6-1. It was a great experience to play a team of that caliber, but the Saints could not keep up with the elite athletes. After a three-hour break and a 20-degree drop in temperature the Saints took the field against the seventh ranked team in Division III, Salisbury. The Saints turned in a weak performance and lost again, 6- 1.

In the final contest of the day the Saints played against an athletic Navy squad and rallied to win 5-4. After Limestone dominated the first part of the game, Navy was able to come back to score a couple of late goals and bring the score close. Junior Angie Meyer (Hanover, MD) led the way for the Saints as she scored two goals and added one assist. The Saints have one more scrimmage on Saturday, February 24 before they open the season on Monday, February 26 against Mercyhurst College.