Six teams in action for weekend Ledger

Six teams in action for weekend Ledger

Friday, October 17

  Volleyball at No. 22 West Florida – 10 a.m.

Where: Jenkins Fieldhouse (FSC/South Region Crossover Tournament), Lakeland, Fla.
Record: SLU 12-7 | RC 16-2
Website: SLUUWF
Links: Live Stats | Live Video

Game Notes

  • They Lions are riding a three-game win streak heading into the match against the Argonauts.  Saint Leo swept Webber International 3-0 on Tuesday evening behind an eight-kill showing from Hope Lemon.
  • Senior Lauren Campbell is 15 kills shy of eclipsing 1000 for her career.  Fellow senior Tawni Warren needs 95 kills to reach the millennial mark.
  • Libero Yaidimar Santiago earned her second consecutive Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week, announced Monday.  The defensive dynamo averaged 5.33 digs per set in her four matches, including a 23-dig outing against then No.5 Wheeling Jesuit.
  • West Florida enters the match after a 3-0 sweep of Gulf South Conference foe Lee. Cora Bidlack paced the offense with 14 kills at a .444 attack percentage.
  • No. 22 West Florida will meet a pair of tough ranked foes in the tournament, facing No. 25 Florida Southern and No. 1 Tampa.
  • The last time these teams met on the court, West Florida emerged with a 3-1 win dating back to the 2011 season. The Argos own the slight edge in the all-time series with a 5-4 record against the Lions.

  Volleyball at North Alabama – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Jenkins Fieldhouse (FSC/South Region Crossover Tournament), Lakeland, Fla.
Record: SLU 12-7 | UNA 12-6
Website: SLUUNA
Links: Live Stats
Live Video

Game Notes

  • The Lions of North Alabama are coached by Stephanie Radecki, who enters her 11th season at the helm of UNA’s volleyball team.  Radecki joined UNA after a one-year stint as the head coach of Saint Leo.
  • Saint Leo head coach Sam Cibrone was charged with turning around the Lions volleyball program and entering his 11th season guiding the team.  He is the program’s winningest coach, owning an overall record of 207-140 during his tenure.
  • Right side hitter Alexa Griffith-Hardy ranks in the top-10 in the SSC in hitting percentage with a .306 mark. The senior is second on the team in kills with 195 on the season.
  • Middle blocker Jillian Stolzenburg has been on a defensive tear, totaling 21 blocks over the past four matches, averaging 1.40 blocks per set.
  • North Alabama is entering play with a 3-0 win over Mississippi College.  UNA will face Rollins and No. 25 Florida Southern before meeting Saint Leo in the tournament.
  • Megan Gorey leads the UNA Lions attack with 263 kills on the season. The senior has served up 20 aces on the year as an outside/middle hitter.
  • UNA defeated Saint Leo in their previous matchup 3-1, dating back to the 2011 season.  North Alabama owns a slim 4-5 lead in the all-time series.

Saturday, October 18

  Volleyball at Valdosta State – 7 p.m.

Where: Jenkins Fieldhouse (FSC/South Region Crossover Tournament), Lakeland, Fla.
Record: SLU 12-7 | VSU 13-3
Website: SLUVSU
Links: Live Stats
Live Video

Game Notes

  • Valdosta took a 3-1 win over Rollins College this past Tuesday. Blazer outside hitter Jenna Kirkwood grounded 18 kills on the match as libero Ashley Lala totaled 25 digs to tempo the defense.
  • Kirkwood leads the team with 213 kills, following with a significant drop off to the next offensive weapon, Lea Jaklen and her 164 kills. 
  • Middle blocker Destiny Berry has blocked 77 attacks this season, averaging 1.31 blocks per set. Lala provides an excellent complement defensively, with 268 digs in 2014.
  • Saint Leo last faced VSU in 2012, dropping a 3-1 contest to the Blazers. The Lions own the all-time series tally with a 9-3 margin.

  Swimming at Lynn (with Florida Tech) – 1 p.m.

Where: Lynn University Swimming Complex, Boca Raton, Fla.
Record: SLU 0-0 | LU 0-0 | FIT 0-0

Game Notes

  • Matheus Assis is ready to begin his junior campaign after receiving SSC Swimmer of the Year and Division II All-America honors.
  • Last season Men’s Swimming beat Florida Tech 158-104.
  • Saint Leo Women’s Swimming  returns two stand out swimmers including 2013-14 SSC Freshman Swimmer of the Year and All American Nicole Weber and All SSC Second Team and All-America Honorable Mention senior Stephanie Martinez
  • The Saint Leo women look to rebound after being swept by both Lynn and Florida Tech last season
  • Both Men’s and Women’s teams finished 8th in the nation academically last season receiving CSCAA Scholar All-America Selections.

  No. 23 Women's Soccer vs. No. 7 Barry – 4:30 p.m.

Where: University Field, Saint Leo, Fla.
Record: SLU 9-3, 4-1 SSC | BU 7-1-1, 4-0 SSC
Website: SLUBU
Links: Live Stats
Live Video

Game Notes

  • No. 23-ranked Saint Leo women’s soccer team closes out its 2014 home slate on Saturday when it faces No. 7 Barry University. The Lions are 1-2 this season against ranked opponents, and will be taking on a Buccaneer squad that has won four straight including a 2-1 victory over then seventh-ranked Rollins College. Saint Leo’s four seniors – Sam Buterbaugh, Victoria Ecker, Ari Foreman, and Hong Tran – will be recognized during pre-game ceremonies.
  • Saint Leo has a 4-11-1 record all-time versus Barry, and the Buccaneers have won the last three meetings in the series. The Lions’ most recent win over the Buccaneers was during the 2008 season (1-0). Barry posted a 3-1 win over Tampa on Saturday, and face Palm Beach Atlantic on Thursday night prior to the Saint Leo game.
  • Saint Leo is coming off a 3-1 victory over Eckerd College on Wednesday night, a win that keeps the Lions in a tie for first in the Sunshine State Conference with 12 points. Sophomore Arielle Kabangu scored twice in the win, giving her 31 career goals in Green and Gold and making her just the fifth player in program history to accomplish the feat.
  • Kabangu is pacing the Lions with nine goals and five assists for 23 points, while redshirt Katie Waddell has eight goals and three assists for 19 points. Sophomores Saffron Jordan and Genevieve Gignac each have three goals to aid the Saint Leo cause.
  • Junior Laura Carstens has been the Lions’ top keeper of late and has a 1.49 GAA and .761 save percentage over 663 minutes played. She has allowed 11 goals with 35 saves this season.

  Volleyball at Lee – 5 p.m.

Where: Jenkins Fieldhouse (FSC/South Region Crossover Tournament), Lakeland, Fla.
Record: SLU 12-7 | LU 6-12
Website: SLULU
Links: Live Stats
Live Video

Game Notes

  • Lee took a 3-1 decision against fellow regional foe Shorter University, Tuesday evening.  Latrice Johnson provided 12 kills in the contest for the Flames while the defense was led by duo Elizabeth Dowd and Jasmine Crook who posted 18 and 17 digs, respectively.
  • The Flames use a balanced offense, as the top four offensive options are separated by 14 kills.
  • The defensive side is much more decisive, as Stephanie Hernandez leads with 250 digs.
  • The FSC/South Region Crossover provides the first contest between the two teams.

  No. 9 Men's Soccer vs. Barry – 7 p.m.

Where: University Field, Saint Leo, Fla.
Record: SLU 9-3, 4-1 SSC | BU 5-5-1, 1-3 SSC
Website: SLUBU
Links: Live Stats
Live Video

Game Notes

  • Coming off of a 3-0 Sunshine State Conference victory over Eckerd College on Tuesday evening, the ninth-ranked Saint Leo men’s soccer team is ready to send the Buccaneers to the plank on Saturday night in their final Sunshine State Conference regular season home game.  The Lions, who currently
  • Maximilian Schulze-Geisthovel continues to lead the Lions’ scoring efforts, tallying four goals and four assists in 11 games played in his sophomore campaign. 
  • Saint Leo is spreading the wealth on offense, with 11 players contributing to the Lions’ 17 goals, and eight different players earning assists. 
  • Manuel Schoenhuber continues to be one of the top keepers in DII, sitting fourth in the nation in save percentage (.879).  The Lions are also one of the top defensive teams in the country, ranking fourth in team goals against average (.380), second in shutout percentage (.700), and fourth in save percentage (.886).  Saint Leo has allowed 104 shots and just 38 shots on goal so far this season.
  • Barry University enters into Saturday evening’s match coming off of a 1-0 victory over Palm Beach Atlantic on Tuesday evening, marking their first shutout of their 2014 campaign.
  • Barry is led in scoring by Nico Gercke and Frank Lustig, who have tallied four apiece.  Both have added an assist for a team best nine points.  Rory Kay enters into Saturday’s contest with eight points in 11 games played, tallying three goals and two assists.
  • Jimmy McGregor and Robby Shearer have split time in goal so far this season.  In 517 minutes played, Shearer has allowed 12 goals and compiled 25 saves while facing 74 shots.  He has a 2.09 goals against average, as well as a .676 save percentage.  McGregor has made 27 saves and allowed six goals while facing 82 shots in six games played.  His 1.09 goals against average and .818 save percentage.

Monday, October 20

  Women's Golf hosts Saint Leo Invitational – All Day

Where: Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club, Dade City, Fla.
Website: SLU
Links: Live Stats

Game Notes

  • Saint Leo women’s golf will play host to the Saint Leo Invitational on Monday, Oct. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. The teams will be playing 18 holes on split tees starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, and another 18 holes on split tees starting at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The teams will be playing the par 73, 6,160-yard South Course.
  • A total of 15 schools including the host Lions will compete in the tournament, including eight teams among the GolfStat top 25 relative rankings: No. 1 Florida Tech, No. 4 Lynn, No. 8 Flagler, No. 12 Cal Baptist, No. 19 Armstrong State, and No. 23 Florida Southern. Sunshine State Conference rivals Eckerd and Tampa will also be in the field.
  • The Saint Leo Invitational will be the Lions’ final event of the Fall portion of their 2014-15 schedule. Freshman Vilde Eriksen and sophomore Marie Coors pace the squad with a 76.71 stroke average over seven rounds, while senior Clare Connolly has a 76.86 stroke average. Senior Lauren Petty rounds out the top four individuals with her average of 77.86 strokes per round.

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