Apr 20, 2015
Tuesday, April 21
#5 Men's Tennis at #31 Rollins - 5 p.m.
- The Saint Leo men’s tennis squad will face Palm Beach Atlantic in a make-up effort from earlier in the season. The Sailfish are 17-3 this season and ranked No. 31 as per the ITA.
- Saint Leo is led by Jacobo Gonzalez-Tarrio, as the senior has a 14-4 record this season to lead all athletes on the Green and Gold. Guillaume Vanelven is 13-2 in singles play while No. 14 Alex Theiler sits 12-6 on the season.
- The No. 8 tandem of Bruno Sisti and Theiler sit 12-5 on the year entering the final regular-season matchup.
- In the 2014 matchup, Saint Leo edged PBA by a slim 5-4 margin to take the contest.
Baseball vs. Florida Southern - 6 p.m.
- The Saint Leo baseball team enters the non-conference matchup against FSC after taking its series against Barry 2-1. Sophomore Troy Sieber hit two home runs on the series while driving in five RBI. The first-baseman has a team-best 14 home runs in 2015 with 55 RBI in his dominating sophomore season.
- Sieber has hit three home runs in four games against the Mocs this season while scoring 8 RBI in the matchups this season. The Lions are 2-2 this year against FSC with the decisive fifth matchup being played at Thomas B. Southard Stadium.
- Fellow sophomore Dylan Harris leads the team with 69 hits and 47 runs scored. The third-baseman is batting .379 with three homers and 24 RBI.
- Florida Southern enters the Tuesday matchup after suffering a series loss at the hands of Eckerd College, dropping two of the three contests last weekend.
- The Mocs are led by outfielder Jhalan Jackson as the junior has 14 home runs this year with 53 RBI in 38 games. Jackson is batting at a torrid .405 clip to lead the team while Chris Dennis sports a .404 average with two dingers and 35 RBI.
- FSC took two games in the previous series, as the Lions and Mocs are even at 2-2 this season heading into the decisive fifth contest.
Wednesday, April 22
Women's Lacrosse vs. Florida Tech - 7 p.m.
- Saint Leo women’s lacrosse closes out the 2015 regular season by hosting Florida Tech in the final game of the inaugural season of Sunshine State Conference play. Both the Lions and the Panthers will advance to the Sunshine State Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship; the winner of Wednesday’s game will go in as the No. 3 seed and face No. 2 seed Rollins, while the loser will face to the No. 4 seed and will go against top-seeded Florida Southern on the Mocs’ home field. Semifinal games of the 2015 SSC tournament will be Friday, April 24, with the championship game on Sunday, April 26.
- Saint Leo is coming off a 19-3 loss to fourth-ranked Lindenwood (Mo.) University on Saturday in St. Charles, Mo. Senior Christina Minneci paced the Green and Gold with two goals, both on free position attempts, with junior Allie Sheftall scoring in the final two minutes off an assist from Katie Larson. Minneci’s two goals ended her three-game streak without recording a point, while team scoring leader Abbie Ross was held scoreless for the first time this season.
- Through 15 games, Ross is pacing the Lions with 28 goals and two assists for 30 points, followed by Minneci (22G, 6A) and Kelsey Burns (23G, 5A) with 28 points each. Sheftall enters the final regular season game with 13 goals and seven assists for 20 points.
- Already among the top teams in Division II in scoring defense, the Lions improved a little more in that category by dropping their average goals allowed to 10.00 per game â€“ 27th among 92 programs. Individually, senior Brittany Millsap checks in at 26th among D-II save percentage leaders with a .455 save pct.; her 11.08 goals against average ranks 31st in all of Division II.
- Florida Tech enters Wednesday’s game with a 7-7 mark, 1-2 in the SSC. The Panthers are coming off a 19-4 pounding at home to Florida Southern, and have lost five of their last eight games. Allie Modica leads the Panthers with 46 goals and 17 assists for 63 points, while Sara Grenier has logged 54 goals and seven assists for 61 points. Stephanie Stuart has been the mainstay in goal this season for Florida Tech, with a .416 save percentage and a 12.74 GAA over 739 minutes played.