Thursday, March 15
- Saint Leo women’s lacrosse team continues its road trip to Gaffney, S.C. to take on Limestone College, as they look to get their second win of the trip.
- The Lions are coming off a win, defeating Pfeiffer, 13-11, on Tuesday night as they move to 2-4.
- Junior Kelsey Burns is Saint Leo's leading scorer with 12 on the season, she also leads in points with 14 as she has recorded two assists. Close behind is Kaylah Walstad with 10 goals and two assists, while Abbie Ross has netted eight and tallied three assists.
- Freshman goalkeeper Rebecca Halley is making an impact in the cage with 56 saves total on the season.
- No. 12 Limestone enters the non-conference match with a 5-1 record, fresh off a loss to a Sunshine State Conference member, Florida Southern, 9-8.
- The Saints have three players with both double-digit goals and double-digit points led by Jaylen Schulte with 18 goals, two assists, for 20 points. Following her is Taylor Cline with 16 goals, one assist giving her 17 points, while Shannon Sisk netted 10 goals but has dished out an outstanding 20 assists, adding up to 30 points.
Wednesday, March 16
Where: Denver, Colo.
- Both tennis teams hit the road for a three-match series in Denver, Colo., the location of the 2016 Division II NCAA Championships. The women’s team will take on St. Mary’s (Texas), No. 9 Hawaii Pacific, No. 22 Midwestern State. The men’s team will take on Metro State, No. 2 Hawaii Pacific, and No. 12 Midwestern State.
- The men’s team took over the No. 1 spot in the South Region this week after completing wins over No. 8 Concordia, No. 4 West Florida, and No. 3 Armstrong State, and bring a 10-0 record to the Rocky Mountain State.
- Freshman Alberto Barroso-Campos maintained the No. 1 singles spot, while Egor Panyushkin jumped to No. 7. Alex Theiler rounded out the Lions in the Top-10 singles ranking. Jaime Bueno wrapped up the ranked singles players, falling in at No. 20.
- After defeating Alex Peyrot and Kenny Brasil of West Florida, the previous No. 1 doubles pair in the region, Barroso-Campos and Theiler jumped to No. 1 in doubles ranking in the South Region, bumping Peyrot and Brasil to No. 2. Francisco Aparicio and Fons Verberne fell in at No. 9 in the doubles ranking.
- The women’s team dropped to No. 2 in the South Region, having suffered just one loss to No. 16 Flagler.
- Freshman Natalia Siedliska remains the No. 1 singles individual, and Isabella Robbiani follows at No. 6. Marine Beugre-Guyot fell in at the No. 11 spot, and Anastasia Wagner rounded out the ranked Lions at No. 18.
- The doubles pairing of Siedliska and Wagner has earned the No. 3 ranking in the South Region, the paring is 6-0 on the season so far.
- Saint Leo returns to the diamond off a 7-6 win over Bridgeport on Wednesday evening. The Lions saw junior Alex Mata knock in the winning run off a walk-off single, sending in Troy Sieber to win the game. Reliever Jordan Pendleton picked up the win with his two-and-two-thirds innings of shutout work on the mound, allowing no hits with two strikeouts. Starter Michael Dunnigan turned in a solid performance through the first six innings, scattering five hits with one walk and six strikeouts. However, he allowed four of the first five batters he faced in the seventh to get aboard, and finished with a no-decision.
- Offensively, the Lions are led by Mike Mann and Sieber. Mann has a batting average of .442, while having a slugging percentage of .610. Sieber has a batting average of .439, and a slugging percentage of .768, while sending a team-best five out of the park.
- Sieber is coming off a SSC Player of the Week nod, where he had a surreal .737 batting average with a 1.474 slugging percentage for the week, with 11 runs batted in, seveb extra base hits, with three doubles, a triple, and three home runs. He tallied six walks, including one intentional pass.
- Last season against Rollins, Saint Leo swept the series in Winter Park, Fla., winning 5-1, 2-1, and 5-3.
- The Tars are currently 15-8, and 3-3 in the SSC. They have only played three games on the road, going 2-1.
- Grant Ashline leads with a batting average of .493, recording 35 hits, while Christopher Corbe leads in RBI’s with 27, having recorded 28 hits, eight doubles, four triples, and four homers.
- Leading the Tars pitching staff is Brian Auerbach, who has pitched a team-high 42.1 innings, with a 5-1 record. He has ERA of 2.98, recording 36 strike-outs.
vs. Florida Southern | 7:00 PM
Where: University Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
Records: No. 9 SLU 23-1, 8-1 SSC | FSC 10-17-1, 3-5-1 SSC
Coverage Links: Live Stats
- No. 9 Saint Leo hosts Florida Southern in a three game series starting Friday at 7:00 pm. The Lions enter at 23-1 overall and 8-1 in Sunshine State Conference play where the Mocs enter at 10-17-1 and 3-5-1 SSC.
- The Lions enter after picking up two wins over No. 15 Caldwell on Tuesday (4-1 // 8-0 5 innings) at University Softball Stadium.
- In Tuesday’s games, Bailey McKenna recorded a perfect batting average with a 1.000 after going 2-for-2 in game two. Five players for Saint Leo finished with a .500 clip in Sommer Pollard, Stephanie Adkins, Ciera Schumaker, Michelle George and Elizabeth Diaz.
- Pollard delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the fifth in game two scoring Danielle Bottley from third to end the game 8-0 in five innings.
- On the year, Rachael Heath has recorded a .471 batting average on 33-of-77 from the plate. Brooke Samios-Uy is leading the way in RBI with 26 on the year while Heath leads in stolen bases going 22-for-24. The pitching staff has a team ERA of 0.32 led by Samantha Tylers 0.20 and 5-0 record. Alana Tabel follows with a 0.27 with a 9-0 record while Stephanie Adkins is at 0.42 and 9-1.
- Florida Southern enters at 10-17-1 and 3-5-1 SSC this weekend following two losses on Tuesday, to Valdosta State 8-0 (5 innings) in game one and 6-1 in game two.
- Erica Morrissey leads the Mocs in batting going off for a .326 average on 29-of-89 from the plate. Jordan Alexander is 11-for-12 on the base paths in stolen bases while Brandi Jones owns the lowest ERA on staff with a 2.37 with a 5-7 record.
Saturday, March 19
vs. Adams State | 1 PM
Where: University Turf Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
Records: SLU 6-1 | ASU 1-2
Coverage Links: Live Stats
- The Saint Leo men’s lacrosse team enters the Saturday showdown with Adams State on a five-game winning streak, and a 6-1 record, with the lone loss coming to No. 1 Limestone.
- The Lions have been led offensively by senior Dylan Yonts and sophomore Jake Gilmour. Yonts has scored 32 goals on the season so far, just six shy of breaking his own single season record of 38. Yonts is currently No. 1 in the nation in goals per game at 4.57. Gilmour has had a sensational sophomore season to date, recording 16 goals and dishing out 19 assists. He has catapulted himself into the Top-10 in career assists, and his 19 assists is just two shy of the singles season record of 21.
- Defensively, the Lions have keeper Dave Moore to thank for their solid backline. Moore, the new career saves leader with 549, recorded 21 saves in the Lions last outing versus Colorado Mesa.
- As a team, Saint Leo currently ranks No.1 in the nation in Face-Off Winning Percentage (0.696), and second in Man-Up Offense (0.571), and assists (69.0).
- Adams State coming into the showdown with a 1-2 record, splitting with RMAC foe Rockhurst University, and falling to Colorado College. Both Reece Sullivan and Seth Stowell have score four goals for the Grizzlies, while Nik Clinton leads them in points with six.
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