Sarah Oor assists No. 3 Limestone to conference title by thumping Converse
GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Sarah Oor moved up to No. 2 all-time in NCAA Division II assists with her 205th and No. 3 Limestone (14-0, 6-0 CC) blasted Converse (7-9, 1-5 CC) 22-1 on Sunday to claim the 2014 Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championship outright. The win completes an undefeated league season for the Saints and gives them their 10th straight title.
"What an exciting way for the girls to celebrate Senior Day," said head coach Scott Tucker. "Regular season championships are sometimes more difficult than getting the tournament championship. They proved against a very talented Pfeiffer team [yesterday] that they were not willing to settle for anything but a victory. That momentum carried to today. I know with our senior leadership we will continue to grow and get better as we move on to some very hungry opponents."
Katie Farrell drilled six goals and added three assists and six draw controls to pace the Saints while Oor flipped the script with three goals and six assists with her two groundballs and caused turnover. Jaylen Schulte had a career-high four goals and five points and Sam McCarrick finished with three goals and an assist.
Defender Jessica Tessman notched a career-high tying three caused turnovers and picked up five groundballs and Samantha Cock added three caused turnovers. Sydney Teeter started and played 25:46, allowing the one goal, to pick up the win and move to 14-0 on the year before giving way to three relievers in net.
After allowing a goal by the Valkyries in the opening minute of play, Limestone made sure there would be no more -- simply by not allowing any more shots over the course of the remaining 59:10. Down 1-0 they would deliver 22 straight goals to pound out a 22-1 victory.
During that stretch that encompassed nearly the entire game, Farrell produced four goals out of five at one point and assisted on two others directly prior to that run. She was joined by Oor who assisted on three of four goals late, the last coming at 7:20 to pass Adelphi's Claire Petersen for second all-time in NCAA Division II assists. She trails the only other active player on that list, LIU Post's Jackie Sileo who has over 340 career assists.
Converse was led by Jordy Taylor who collected the one shot and goal on the day. She was joined by Sydney Hickey with five groundballs, three draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers. Alex Gurecki and played 55:41 in net and allowed 19 of the 22 goals while making 11 saves to fall to 7-9.