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Limestone wins lacrosse NCAA National Championship Division II

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Limestone celebrates its 2017 NCAA National Championship Division II national lacrosse championship – its third in four years.

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Limestone celebrates its 2017 NCAA National Championship Division II national lacrosse championship – its third in four years.

Top-ranked Limestone College won the NCAA Division II lacrosse championship beating No. 4 Merrimack College, 11-9, Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

It is Limestone’s third championship in four years and avenged an earlier defeat to Merrimack. Limestone has won five national championships.

Limestone finished 21-1 and Merrimack 15-4.

Facing a 6-4 deficit early in the second half, Limestone surged ahead with a 5-0 spurt, including three goals within a 17-second span.

•  Limestone is the third South Carolina school to win a national championship this year, joining Clemson (football) and University of South Carolina (women’s basketball)

Standout Limestone performances:

• Junior Ryan Maciejewski (Penn Yan, N.Y.) led the offense with three goals and an assist

• Senior Kevin Reisman (West Babylon, N.Y.) went 17-of-24 at the center “X” and added 14 groundballs and an assist to pick up tournament Most Outstanding Player honors

• Senior Chris Clancy (Peterborough, Ontario) posted a goal and an assist

• Junior Charlie Sheehan (St. Catharines, Ontario) added a goal and an assist

• Nine different Saints registered at least one goal, including seniors Colton Watkinson (Burlington, Ontario) and Dale Cornetta (Dix Hills, N.Y.) and redshirt-junior Brendan P. Smith (West Islip, N.Y.)

• Junior keeper Cole Aikens (Novato, Calif.) was tremendous in between the pipes, especially in the second half – he finished with 13 saves overall, eight of which came over the final 30 minutes

 

 

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