Men's Lacrosse Succombs to Late Limestone Run Falling 9-5 in Tournament Title Game
April 22, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Limestone College scored five unanswered goals including all four in the fourth quarter to score a 9-5 win over Pfeiffer University in the 2012 Conference Carolinas tournament championship game for the second-consecutive season. The tournament's top seed and fourth-ranked nationally Saints improve to 14-1 overall while the second-seeded and 11th-ranked Falcons fall to 11-6.
Pfeiffer registered the lone first quarter goal as Justin Rose hit from Kory Lutes with 1:22 to play. Tucker Hammock would tally the first second quarter goal on an assist from James Shepherd as the Falcons grabbed a 2-0 lead.
The first of Limestone's runs began with Tor Reinholdt's first strike with 8:59 to play before the half while Shayne Jackson and Corey Rich followed to give the Saints a 3-2 halftime lead.
Out of the intermission, Zach Cummings made it a 4-2 Limestone advantage for Shepherd went back-to-back before Hammock added his second as Pfeiffer stormed back for a 5-4 lead.
Riley Loewen started the Saints comeback to square the contest at 5-5 through three in front of Reinholdt taking over with the first two in the fourth quarter to provide a little insurance with 10:55 to play. Limestone would add two more late goals in the final five minutes to secure their tournament championship.
Pfeiffer is schedule to play their 2012 regular season finale next Sunday at home against Lindenwood beginning at 1:00 p.m.