Oct 28, 2016
M/W Swimming at Rollins - 4 p.m.
Alfond Swimming Pool | Winter Park, Fla.
- The Saint Leo swim teams head to Rollins on Friday afternoon for a dual meet with the Tars at 4 p.m.
- Both teams were recently picked as the No. 17 team in the nation according to the College Swim Coaches Association of America / TYR Division II Top 25 Swimming and Diving Poll that was released earlier this week.
- The women’s team opened the season with a sweep of Lynn and Florida Tech at a double dual meet, taking 149.00 – 113.00 win over the host Fighting Knights and notching a 157.00 – 101.00 victory over Panthers.
- On the men's side, the Lions fell to Florida Tech, No. 15 in the new poll, in their first dual of the season. The Lions dropped a 160.00 – 101.00 decision to FIT in the meet.
- Last season against the Tars, the Lions men’s squad took a 176.00-77 victory in the dual, while the women posted a 167.00-93.00 win.
- Rollins: The women’s team comes into the season looking to improve on their seventh place finish from the 2016 Sunshine State Conference Championships. Nine swimmers, including two seniors and four juniors, return to the team while adding five newcomers for the 2016-2017 campaign. The men finished in sixth place at the 2016 Sunshine State Conference meet.
- The Saint Leo volleyball team heads across the state this weekend as they travel to play both Embry-Riddle and Rollins over the weekend. They will take on the Eagles on Friday night at 7 p.m., and will challenge the Tars on Saturday at 4 p.m.
- The Lions are coming off a huge 3-0 sweep of No. 24 Florida Southern to take hold of the No. 1 spot in the Sunshine State Conference standings. The Lions held the Mocs to just .088 hitting, and out-dug FSC 63-51.
- Senior Hope Lemon leads the way averaging 3.62 kills per set, adding 29 service aces on the season and 27 blocks to bring her points per set to 4.2 for a well-rounded offense. Britt Sederholm and Avery Bradshaw both tally 2.8 points per set. Sederholm averages 2.39 kills per set, adding 21 blocks and 14 aces. Bradshaw averages 2.52 kills and has added 10 blocks and seven aces.
- Defensively, Jamee Townsend has tallied 412 digs on the season to average 5.15 per set. She has also added 78 assists. Sederholm follows with 175 digs on the year, and Jenya Kruglova has added 137.
- Embry-Riddle is currently 11-9 on the season, but are on a two-game skid and are only 2-2 at home this season. ERAU does not count as a conference game this season.
- Amanda Saunders is the Eagles leading point scorer as she leads the team in kills at 2.24 per set. ERAU runs a 6-2 offense with Jordan Nakayama and Alyssa Rudd dishing the rock.
- Rollins enters the weekend at 9-11 overall, and 1-5 in SSC play. Their lone conference win came over Florida Tech.
- Both Shannon McDonough and Bri Civiero average over 4.0 kills per set for the Tars. McDonough leads with 4.17 kills, while Civiero adds 4.09. Both also average nearly 3.0 digs per set, as Civiero tags on 2.91 and McDonough adds 2.85.
Men's Soccer Notes
- The Saint Leo men’s soccer hits the road for their final regular season game of the 2016 campaign – heading to West Palm Beach to face No. 12 Palm Beach Atlantic on Sat., Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.
- The Lions enter with a 5-7 record and a 3-5 mark in the Sunshine State Conference after dropping their last game at Nova Southeastern on Oct. 26, 2-1. Carlos Moncayo connected with Brandon Rivera to score the lone Lions goal in the contest in the 17th minute.
- Rivera now has two goals on the season and heads into the final regular season game with five points on the year, adding one assist.
- Teddy Auyoma leads the team in points (11) and goals (5) while he has tallied one assist on the year. Marcelo Casas is second on the team with nine points (4 G, 1 A) followed by Bafou Sanogo with seven points (3 G, 1 A). Brian Werchek is tied with Rivera for fourth on the team in points with five (1 G, 3 A).
- Splitting duties in goal, Conor McElhinney has played in six games logging 531:58 minutes with 28 saves and 12 goals against for a 1-4 record between the posts. James White has logged 585 minutes with 19 saves and 12 goals against for a 4-3 record and has been in goal for each of the Lions two clean sheets.
- #12 Palm Beach Atlantic enters the contest with an 11-3-1 record with a 6-1-1 mark in the SSC. The Sailfish enter after beating #23 Tampa 3-0 on Oct. 26.
- On the year, the Sailfish are led by Charlie Dennis who has tallied 20 points on seven goals and six assists. Kebba Nyang and Lucas Coutinho are tied for second in points with 15. Nyang has five goals and five assists where Coutinho has three goals and nine assists. Felipe Calvijo has 11 points (5 G, 1 A) and Fredo Dilbert has 10 (4 G, 2 A) to round out the double-digit points on the team.
- PBA has three keepers that have logged minutes between the posts where Elliott Barker has played in 12 games for 1078:26 minutes with 32 saves and 11 goals allowed for a 10-1-1 record. Barker has three shutouts on the season, two more than Fernando Cortes who has one shutout holding a 1-1 record in two games played for 180 total minutes. Cortes has picked up eight saves and has allowed three goals, the least of any Sailfish keeper. Jake Fifer has played in two games on the year with 120:13 minutes logged with three saves and five goals allowed for a 0-1 record.
- The Sailfish enter the contest in second place in the SSC, where the Lions are sitting on the outside looking in at the tournament as they are tied for seventh
Women's Soccer Notes
- Saint Leo enters the final regular season matchup with a 10-3-1 record and a 6-1-1 mark in the Sunshine State Conference as defeating Nova Southeastern on Oct. 25, 2-0 to move atop the SSC standings with 19 points.
- Heading into the weekend, the Lions are just one point ahead of Rollins (5-0-3, 18 points) for the top spot in the SSC before the SSC tournament Nov. 1, 4 and 6.
- Saint Leo will honor their seniors on Sunday afternoon when they host Palm Beach Atlantic at 1 p.m. as part of senior day.
- On the year, the Lions are led by senior forward Arielle Kabangu. Kabangu has a total of 31 points this season on 14 goals and three assists. Kabangu will depart Saint Leo as the all-time leading scorer, as she enters the final regular season contest with 63 career goals.
- Natalie Melillo is second on the team with 17 points (4 G, 9 A), where Katie Waddell is third with 15 points (4 G, 7 A). Genevieve Gignac rounds out the double-digit point totals for the Lions with 10 on four goals, two assists.
- All three Lion keepers have logged minutes in goal on the year with Megan Charlton leading the way with 724:02 for a 5-2-1 record with one shutout. Charlton has tallied 38 saves and has allowed 10 goals in her nine games played. Julia Ortiz owns a 5-1 record on the year between the posts with 24 saves and nine goals against during her 561:42 minutes played. Courtney Levitt has played 19:50 minutes of one game and notched two saves and hasn’t allowed a goal go past her.
- The Lions come into the contest outscoring their opponents 37-19 on the year.
- Palm Beach Atlantic will enter the contest Sunday having played a game Friday, Oct. 28 at Florida Southern. PBA has a 4-8-1 record and a 1-5-1 mark in the SSC before the final two games of the regular season. Playing three games in a five-day span, Palm Beach Atlantic started their last three-game road trip with a 2-1 loss at Rollins on Oct. 26.
- On the year, PBA has been evenly matched with the opponents on goal scoring 17-17. The Sailfish are led by Lisa Caprara who has eight points on four goals.
- Isabelle Granlund is the primary keeper for PBA having played 10 games with 888:54 minutes logged. Granlund has 50 saves on the year with 12 goals against her. Alexis Sanquist has played in four games with 301:06 minutes played with 14 saves and five goals allowed. Granlund owns a 3-6-1 record with three shutouts where Sanquist is 1-2-0 in goal.