|(Gaffney, SC) Mercyhurst traveled to Gaffney, South Carolina on Saturday March 22nd to take on the third ranked Saints of Limestone. The Lakers came away with a 13-12 OT victory.|
Limestone took an early 5-3 lead after the first quarter before the Lakers held the Saints scoreless in the second. Mercyhurst added an early goal in the second and then senior Jim Detwiler found the back of the net with no time on the clock to knot it up at 5 heading into the half.
The Saints took the lead in the third and kept it until there was 56 seconds left in regulation when the Lakers pulled within one at 12-11. Detwiler then found the back of the net once again with 9.5 seconds to tie it and send the contest into overtime.
In overtime with 17 seconds left, Detwiler added his third goal of the day to lift the Lakers to a 13-12 victory.
Limestone had a 43 game region winning streak entering the game and is the defending national champion.
Mercyhurst improves to 6-0 and Limestone drops to 4-2. The Saints other loss came to number one LeMoyne College.
Mercyhurst will host #5 West Chester Saturday, March 29, at 1:00pm.