Volleyball, women's soccer host big midweek matches

Volleyball, women's soccer host big midweek matches

Tuesday, 10/25

Volleyball vs. #24 Florida Southern- 7 p.m.
Marion Bowman Activites Center | Saint Leo, Fla.
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Women's Soccer vs. #9 Nova Southeastern- 7 p.m.
Saint Leo Soccer Field | Saint Leo, Fla.
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Wednesday, 10/26

Men's Soccer at Nova Southeastern - 7 p.m.
NSU Soccer Complex | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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Volleyball Notes

  • The Saint Leo volleyball team heads into their Tuesday night match with a 13-8 overall record, and a 6-2 record in Sunshine State Conference action. The Lions will match up with #24 Florida Southern, who boasts a 14-5 record, and a 6-2 record in SSC play as well. The two squads are currently in a three-way tie for first in the conference as Eckerd joins them with a 6-2 SSC record as well.
  • The last time these two teams met the Mocs got the better hand down in Lakeland, 3-1; 25-20, 28-26, 20-25, 31-29. Southern was ranked #22 at the time, and saw four players put down double-digit kills. Te Lions saw two players put down double-digit kills in Britt Sederholm, 13, and Annabella Arcari, 10. Avery Bradshaw came off the bench and put down nine in just two sets.
  • The Lions are currently 4-4 against ranked opponents this season. Their wins came over #8 Lewis, #11 Rockhurst, and #16 & #20 Tampa twice this season. Their losses came to #1 Concordia-St. Paul, #18 Colorado Mines, #12 PBA, and #22 FSC.
  • Hope Lemon leads the Lions with 3.59 kills per set, while Bradshaw follows at 2.52 kills per set, and Sederholm adds 2.33. Freshman Anna Garrett is averaging 9.79 assists per set, while Maddy Powell adds 7.85 per set.
  • Defensively, Jamee Townsend scoops up 5.19 digs per set and is currently with 400 digs on the season. Sederholm is second with 2.42 per set and recently scooped up a career-high 21 in the 3-2 win over Nova Southeastern. Arcari adds 1.02 blocks per set, while Katie Adamson tags on 0.68.
  • Florida Southern is currently 14-5 on the season with a 6-2 conference record. However, they are 2-2 on the road this year and lost to the Lions 3-0 last season in the Bowman Center.
  • Anna Tovo leads the offense with 4.40 kills per set and adds 2.48 digs per set. Bethany Besancenez adds 11.07 assists per set for the high-powered offense that averages 13.22 kills per set. Brindl Langley tacks on 4.73 digs per set for the Mocs. 

Women's Soccer Notes 

  • Through 13 games on the campaign, the Saint Leo women’s soccer team returns home for the final two games of the regular season with a 9-3-1 overall record with a 5-1-1 mark in the SSC. Saint Leo is sitting in second in the conference standings and looks to battle Nova Southeastern for the top spot.
  • The Lions enter the contest with Nova Southeastern on Oct. 25 after defeating Florida Southern 3-2 on Oct. 22 in Lakeland. Sara Hemmer, Arielle Kabangu, and Katie Waddell each tallied one goal for the Lions in the victory. Kabangu had a helping foot in each of the three Saint Leo goals.
  • Kabangu leads the team in points this season with 29 on 13 goals and three assists. Natalie Melillo is second on the team with 16 points (4 G, 8 A), where Waddell follows in third with 14 points (4 G, 6 A) to round out the double-digit point totals on the team.
  • Genevieve Gignac, Sara Hemmer and Lindsey Perkins are the other Lions who have scored more than one goal on the season where seven other Lions have scored at least one goal this season, as Saint Leo has outscored their opponents 35-19 on the year.
  • In goal for the Green and Gold, Megan Charlton has moved to 4-2-1 on the year after the past two games where Saint Leo went 1-0-1 last week with a 1-1 tie against Tampa and a 3-2 win at Florida Southern. Charlton has recorded 33 saves while allowing 10 goals in her 634:02 minutes played this season with 1.42 goals against average and a .767 save percentage.
  • Keeper Julia Ortiz has logged 561:42 minutes in goal and has a 5-1 record between the pipes for the Lions. Ortiz tallied 24 saves and allowed nine goals in her seven games played for a 1.44 GAA and a .756 save percentage.
  • NOVA SOUTHEASTERN enters the matchup with a 10-1-3 record and a 5-0-2 mark in the SSC and currently sit atop the SSC standings.  
  • The Sharks are led by Hannah Christophe on the year, as she has recorded 15 points on seven goals and one assist. Three Sharks sit at nine points on the year in Emma Heikkila, Sini Laaksonen, and Alexis Nowak.
  • NSU has held opponents to just eight goals on the year while scoring 29 for themselves.
  • Three keepers have logged minutes for the Sharks as Ida Norstrom leads the way with 1087:48 minutes played. Norstrom owns a 7-1-3 record and has 555 saves on 142 shots faced with six goals allowed.

Men's Soccer Notes 

  • The Saint Leo men’s soccer hits the road for their final two regular season games with a matchup at Nova Southeastern on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
  • The Lions enter on a three-game win streak after defeating Florida Southern 3-2 at home on Oct. 22. Saint Leo heads to Fort Lauderdale with a 5-6 overall record while holding a 3-4 mark in the Sunshine State Conference.
  • Teddy Auyoma leads the Lions offensively with 11 points on the season with five goals and one assist. Marcelo Casas is second on the team with nine points (4 G, 1 A) while Bafou Sanogo is third with seven points (3 G, 1 A).
  • Keeper James White was named the SSC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week after picking up two wins in goal this past week – 2-0 win at Tampa and 3-2 win vs. Florida Southern.
  • White is sixth in the SSC in goals against average allowing 1.671 goals per game in his 540 total minutes played in goal. White has recorded 19 saves on the year for a .655 save percentage while owning a 4-2 record between the posts for the Green and Gold. White has the only two clean sheets for Saint Leo.
  • Keeper Conor McElhinney has played in 486:58 minutes in goal and owns a 1-4 record while tallying 25 saves and allowing 12 goals. McElhinney has 2.22 goals against average and a .676 save percentage.
  • NOVA SOUTHEASTERN enters the contest with a 3-10 record and a 1-7 mark in the SSC, coming off a 2-1 loss at Eckerd on Oct. 22.  
  • The Sharks are led by Bestun Mohammed who has five goals on the year to make up his 10 points. Five other Sharks have added one goal a piece on the season, as Nova Southeastern is being outscored 22-10 on the season.
  • Keeper Nico Rosiglioni has played in 915:56 minutes and has a 1-9 record in goal. Rosiglioni has 37 saves on 113 shots faced in goal and has allowed 20 goals in.