GAFFNEY, S.C. - A pair of 4-0 goal-scoring spurt by Limestone College last in the first half propelled the third-ranked Saints past #6 Pfeiffer University 11-7 in Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. The Saints move to 12-1 overall, 5-0 in league play while the Lady Falcons suffer their first loss of the season dropping to 12-1, 4-1.
A pair of early goals by Limestone put Pfeiffer in an early hole until Shannon Bonnel and Carly Garrison each scored 61 seconds apart to tie the contest at two. From there, the Saints would tally the final three goals of the first half to take a 5-2 lead into the break.
After Limestone made it 6-2 just minutes into the second, Carly Garrison got the Lady Falcons back on the board just two minutes later to cut the lead in half at 6-3. Kristina Anderson would eventually score at the 17:03 mark of the second for a 7-4 contest until Limestone tallied four-in-a-row bolting out to an 11-4 lead late in the half. Pfeiffer would try to get back in it with two more Garrison goals and a final strike by Katherine Athens would provide the 11-7 final score as the Lady Falcons rally ran out of time.
Garrison would record four of the Lady Falcons seven goals on Saturday while Bonnel had a team-high five groundballs. Pfeiffer came up empty in free-position shots going 0-for-4 on the afternoon.
Pfeiffer returns home next Saturday at 12:00 p.m. to face Queens in the final conference matchup of the regular season. Live stats will be available through http://www.gofalconsports.com.