Limestone vs. Lees-mcrae
February 20, 2008
The Game Story:
GAFFNEY, S.C.—The No. 4-ranked Limestone College men’s lacrosse team opened its season with a 22-3 win against Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae on Wednesday afternoon at Saints Field. The Bobcats’ record slips to 1-2 overall (0-1 conference) after today’s loss.

Limestone’s Brendan Storrier (LaFayette, N.Y.) and Justin Haworth (Deer Park, N.Y.) both recorded five goals. Allen Vaughn (Skaneatdes, N.Y.), Neil Harris (Pasadena, Md.), and Jeff Santo (Baltimore, Md.) each scored twice. Jake Rogalia (Liverpool, N.Y.), Sam Buppert (Marriottsville, Md.), Teddy Prager (Seaford, N.Y.), Brock Spilker (Pasadena, Md.), Thomas Langan (Potomac, Md.), and Spencer Wims (Waltham, Mass.) also scored in the win. Rogalia led the Saints with three assists. Buppert, Harris, Haworth, Corey Hayward (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada), Prager, Spilker, Storrier, and Vaughn each recorded one assist.

C.J. Ciaravino (Linden, Mich.) won 11 of 14 face-offs for the Saints, as Jeff Hunter (Shoreham, N.Y.) was 7-12 in face-offs. Jason Brammall (Greensborough, Australia) had a game-high six ground balls as Ciaravino picked up five ground balls. Mike Piccin (Agawam, Mass.) had four ground balls during the contest.

Limestone goalkeeper James Tuohy (Levittown, N.Y.) played the first 30 minutes for the Saints and recorded one save. Johnny Rodriguez (Gambrills, Md.) had two saves, Sean Bennett (East Mariches, N.Y.) posted three, and Tony Kvitko (Columbus, Ohio) recorded one.

Kyle Ficken (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) scored two goals for the Bobcats, while Neil Sleight (Williamsburg, Va.) scored once. Edward Dolan (New Mills, England) led Lees-McRae with five ground balls.

Bobcat goalkeeper Andrew Nesdill (Phoenix, Ariz.) had 12 saves in the first 30 minutes. Adam Canoy (Durham, N.C.0 had four saves in the second half.

The Saints won 19 of 29 face-off attempts, and out-shot Lees-McRae 43-17.

Limestone hosts Wheeling Jesuit on Sunday, February 24 at 12 p.m. at Saints Field. Lees-McRae travels to Wheeling, W. Va., on March 2 to face Wheeling Jesuit at 1 p.m.