Latest Ledger features Sunday women's lacrosse and Monday tennis

Latest Ledger features Sunday women's lacrosse and Monday tennis

Sunday, April 12

  Women's Lacrosse vs. Shorter - 1 p.m.

Where: University Turf Stadium, Saint Leo, Fla.
Record: SLU 6-4 | SU 3-6
Website: SLU | SU
Coverage Links: Live Stats | Video

Game Notes

  • Saint Leo women’s lacrosse steps out of conference in its next-to-last home game of the season as it faces Shorter University on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. This will be the first regular season meeting between the Lions and the Hawks.
  • The Lions are coming off an 11-3 loss to #5 Florida Southern, Tuesday night in Lakeland, Fla. Abbie Ross, Emily Pittenger, and Joanna Chadwick logged goals for Saint Leo, while Kelsey Burns was credited with an assist.
  • Abbie Ross is pacing Saint Leo offensively with 26 goals and two assists for 28 points, and has scored at least one goal in every game this season. Kelsey Burns (21G, 5A) and Christina Minneci (20G, 6A) each have 26 points for the Lions. Ross is 10th in the Sunshine State Conference in goals per game (2.08) and 12th in the league in points per game (2.25).
  • The Lions continue to rank among the top third of all Division II women’s lacrosse programs in scoring defense, allowing just 10.08 goals per game. Much of the credit for that lies with goalie Brittany Millsap, who is 13th among D-II leaders with save percentage (.484); along with Kaylyn Kearns, the two Saint Leo goalies have a .517 save percentage that ranks fifth in the nation.
  • Shorter enters the weekend with a 3-6 overall record; the Hawks will face Florida Southern on Saturday afternoon prior to the Saint Leo game on Sunday.

Monday, April 13

  Tennis at Valdosta State  - 3 p.m.

Where: VSU Tennis Center, Valdosta, Ga.
Record:
#5 Men: SLU 12-3 | #10 VSU 8-5
#5 Women: SLU 15-3 | #23 VSU 8-5
Website: SLU | VSU

Game Notes

  • The Saint Leo tennis program continues to roll through the season as they won midweek matchups against both Florida Tech and Eckerd to begin a packed week.
  • The Lions recognized the efforts of three seniors on Thursday, as it was the final home contests for Maria Benkirance, Jacobo Gonzalez-Tarrio and Paula Montoya.  Each of the seniors picked up wins in singles play while Benkirane and Montoya both added doubles victories.
  • In the first NCAA Regional Ranking was released this past Wednesday as the men were ranked third in the region while the women sat fourth.
  • The Valdosta State men enter the contest after suffering a 5-1 loss to Columbus State University on April 8.  The VSU women are on a two-game skid, dropping contests to both Georgia Gwinnett and Columbus State.

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