Catawba vs. Limestone
April 24, 2005
The Game Story:
Wingate, N.C.----Top seed Limestone College jumped to a 9-1
first period lead and never looked back, securing the 2005 Deep South
Conference lacrosse tournament title with a 23-6 win over number
three seed Catawba College Sunday afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium and
John R. Martin Field on the campus of Wingate University.

The number two team in this week~Rs Geico/STX NCAA Division
II Coaches Poll, Limestone improves to 13-0 overall. The Saints will
face number three Mercyhurst College (10-2 overall) Sunday, May 8 in
Baltimore, Md. Catawba concludes the 2005 campaign 6-8 overall.

Limestone jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Catawba could get
on the board. Saint senior face-off specialist Nolan Heavenor
(Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) scored three of his four goals
in the first period as LC led 9-1 after the opening 15 minutes.

Heavenor and junior midfielder Harley Beekman (Amsterdam,
N.Y.) set the table for the Saints offense the entire afternoon, as
the two teammates combined for 28 wins in 33 face-offs. Heavenor won
15-of-19 face-offs, while Beekman was successful in 13-of-14
face-offs.

Saint senior attackman Roger Vyse (Six Nations Reserve,
Ontario, Canada) led the Limestone offense with six goals. Vyse
tallied a team-high 12 goals in three DSC tournament games. Heavenor
and senior attackman David Wooster (Annapolis, Md.) added four goals
each for the victors.

Limestone outshot Catawba 56-29. The Saints collected 70
ground balls, compared to 40 ground balls for Catawba. Five players
scored goals for the Indians. Catawba senior midfielder Craig Emory
(Beltsville, Md.) had two goals in his final appearance for the
Indians.

Limestone sophomore goalkeeper Marty Ward (Syracuse, N.Y.)
played three periods (45 minutes), allowing only three Catawba goals.
Ward recorded eight saves. Catawba senior goal keeper Frank Fish
(Damascus, Md.) played 53 minutes, facing 56 shots and allowing 23
goals. Fish recorded 16 saves.