Saint Leo athletics continues to roll with the action

Saint Leo athletics continues to roll with the action

Saturday, 2/4

Softball vs. Chadron State - 1:30 p.m.
Eddie Moore Complex | Clearwater, Fla.
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Women's basketball at Barry - 2 p.m.
Health & Sports Center | Miami Shores, Fla.
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Men's basketball at Barry - 4 p.m.
Health & Sports Center | Miami Shores, Fla.
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Softball vs. Florida Southern - 4 p.m.
Eddie Moore Complex | Clearwater, Fla.
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Sunday, 2/5

Women's Golf at World Golf Invitational
Slammer & Squire Course | St. Augustine, Fla. 
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Men's Tennis vs. Lander - 10 a.m.
Saint Leo Tennis Courts | Saint Leo, Fla.

Softball vs. Chadron State - 10:30 p.m.
Eddie Moore Complex | Clearwater, Fla.
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Softball vs. Chadron State - 12:30 p.m.
Eddie Moore Complex | Clearwater, Fla.
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Monday, 2/6

Women's Golf at World Golf Invitational
Slammer & Squire Course | St. Augustine, Fla. 
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Softball Notes

  • No. 17 SAINT LEO travels to Clearwater for four games in the Eckerd Tournament on Feb. 4-5 where they will face Chadron State at 1:30 p.m. Saturday to open up play at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex. The Lions will face Florida Southern at 4 p.m. before Sunday’s matchups with Chadron State at 10:30 a.m. and Eckerd at 12:30 p.m.
  • The Lions enter the weekend with a 2-0 record after a sweep of Flagler to open the season. Saint Leo won game one on Wednesday 3-1 before turning it loose in game two, 11-1.
  • Stephanie Adkins picked up the win in game one after seven innings pitched, allowing three hits and one run. Adkins walked one batter and struck out seven.
  • Alison Mitts received the win in game two after four innings in the circle allowing three hits and one run. Mitts walked three batters in her Green and Gold debut and struck out one batter on the night.
  • Sara Neuman made her debut in a relief appearance as she pitched the final three innings of the Lions 11-1 win in game two, securing a save to start the season. Neuman allowed just one hit in three innings of work with one strike out.
  • The Lions' offensive power came from Alyssa Wash who finished the day 4-of-7, .571 batting average while scoring one run and driving in two RBI. Wash belted a solo homer in the top of the third in game one to push Saint Leo ahead of Flagler.
  • Saint Leo’s opponents enter the weekend with a combined record of 0-0 where none of the three opponents have seen action in the 2017 season. Chadron State and Eckerd open up the tournament with the first game Friday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Chadron State and Florida Southern tangos in the second game Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Women's Basketball Notes

  • The Saint Leo women’s basketball team is heading to Barry University for their 12th Sunshine State Conference game of the season on Saturday afternoon.
  • The Lions head into the match-up with a 5-14 overall record and a 0-11 SSC record.
  • The last time these two teams played, back on Dec. 3, the Lions fell 71-61 in the Marion Bowman Activities Center. Chelsy Springs scored a career-high 28 points, while Ragen Dotson added 12. Barry saw four score double figures, led by Julia Paulin who tallied 17. Barry shot an impressive 52.1-percent from the floor and hit 12 threes.
  • Springs leads the Lions offensively, averaging 16.2 points, and she leads the team in rebounding at 8.3 boards per game. She is also shooting 46.5-percent from the floor.
  • Dotson is averaging 11.3 points per game while adding 3.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game.
  • As a team, the Lions are shooting just 38.7-percent from the field, and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game.
  • Barry is currently 5-16 on the season and 3-10 in SSC play. They average 56.9 points per game but are only shooting 38.1-percent as a team.
  • Kiara Palmer leads the Bucs with 14.2 points per game, adding a team-high 8.5 rebounds. Lauren Seyranian adds 10 points per game and grabs 3.8 rebounds per game.

Men's Basketball Notes

  • SAINT LEO heads to Miami Shores Saturday to take on Barry at 4:00 p.m. The Lions take a four-game win streak into the contest when they arrive at No. 11 Barry. Saint Leo last won their matchup against Florida Southern on a last second three-pointer by Marcus Dewberry in regulation to win the game, 68-65 on Feb. 1.
  • The Lions enter at 11-10, 5-6 SSC where the Buccaneers are 18-2, 11-2 SSC. In their previous matchup, Saint Leo came out on top 99-93 in overtime on Dec. 3.
  • In the win over Florida Southern, Saint Leo was led by Justin Satchell who notched 16 points. Junior Searcy and Marcus Dewberry, who hit the game-winning three-pointer with 1 second to play, each scored 12 points apiece. Satchell finished the night with nine rebounds, one shy of a double-double. Antoine Tobias was rebound seeking as he tied his career-high 15 rebounds while wearing the Green and Gold colors.
  • On the year, Saint Leo is led by Dewberry who averages 20.3 points per game. Satchell and Brice are the other two Lions who average double-figures as Satchell stands at 16.0 ppg and Brice at 11.5.
  • The Lions average 78.4 points per game while holding opponents to 77.6 ppg.
  • #11 BARRY enters the weekend after an 80-75 win over Lynn in Boca Raton on Wednesday night. The Bucs were led by Elvar Fridriksson and Arie Williams who each scored 15 points. Adrian Gonzalez and Sawyer Glick tallied double-digits as Gonzalez scored 12 and Glick had 10.
  • On the season, the Bucs have five players who average double-figures led by Gonzalez who averages 20.1 ppg. Fridrikkson is second on the team with 15.2 ppg followed by Williams at 13.4, Glick at 12.0, and Daniel Mortensen at 10.2 ppg.
  • The Buccaneers average 92.9 ppg and hold opponents to 79.9. 

Women's Golf Notes

  • Saint Leo women’s golf returns to the links for the start of the spring season on Sunday, Feb. 5, when play begins in the Flagler College World Golf Invitational. This will be the first of five regular season tournaments for the Lions, before they proceed to the Sunshine State Conference Tournament and potentially NCAA post-season competition.
  • The Lions finished eighth out of 18 teams in last season’s World Golf Invitational, paced by Marie Coors’ 154 (+10) to finish tied for ninth overall. Florida Tech is the defending champion of the event; the Panthers posted a 604 (301-303) to win by a comfortable 14 strokes.
  • The tournament will be held at the World Golf Village’s Slammer & Squire Course (par 72, 6,049 yards). No. 5 Florida Tech, No. 8 Barry, No. 11 Nova Southeastern, No. 12 Lynn, No. 15 West Florida will join No. 6 Saint Leo as ranked teams in the field of 18 participating in the tournament. They will be joined by West Georgia, North Georgia, Tampa, Mount Olive, Columbus State, Savannah College of Art & Design, Palm Beach Atlantic, Shorter, Embry-Riddle, Young Harris College, and West Alabama, in addition to the host squad from Flagler College.
  • The Lions’ starting five for the World Golf Invitational will be seniors Marie Coors and Sabrina Rumbaugh, juniors Amanda Jackobsson and Margine Arguello, and freshman Izzy Lawrence.

Men's Tennis Notes

  • The No. 2-ranked Saint Leo men’s tennis team opens up their spring season taking on No. 4 Lander on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. 
  • Saint Leo will be fielding a brand new line-up, as just three Lions remain from last season National Runners-up line-up. Junior Jaime Bueno returns as the only Lions to play both singles and doubles, as he filled the No. 4 spot on the singles side, and the No. 2 spot on the doubles side with graduate Egor Panyushkin. Francisco Aparicio and Oskar Nurmio both return after filling the No. 3 doubles pair last season.
  • The men’s tennis team finished the 2016 season with a 27-2 record. Both losses came to Hawaii Pacific.
  • Their 2017 schedule consists of five Intercollegiate Tennis Association top 15-ranked opponents, 11 rematch rivals from the 2016 season and four challengers they have yet to face.
  • In the Sunshine State Conference preseason poll, the Lions were picked as third for 2017.