Monday, March 21
Saint Leo Men’s golf at Bobcat Invitational
Where: Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee - Eatonton, Ga.
When: Monday, March 21st - Tuesday, March 22nd
- No. 1 Lions head to the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Georgia College for a three round two-day event on Monday, March 21st and Tuesday, March 22nd.
- The Field: 17 teams with seven of the nation's top-10 on the latest GolfStat Head-to-Head Rankings led by No. 2 Saint Leo. Another three are ranked in the 10-30 range giving the field a total of 10 schools within the top-30 in Division II.
- Nova Southeastern are looking to win the tournament again, having won it last year at plus-four on the tough par-70, 6,730-yard course in Eatonton, Georiga.
- Behind the No. 1 Lions, two other schools in the top-5 of the Bushnell Golfweek DII Coaches Poll will be playing at the invitational – No. 3 Nova Southeastern and No. 4 West Florida.
- Play begins Monday with a shotgun start for the first two rounds before Tuesday’s championship round.
Tuesday, March 22
- Saint Leo baseball returns to the diamond to take on Webber International in a single game on Tuesday. The Lions enter the contest with a 17-10 record and riding a five-game winning streak, after a weekend sweep over SSC-rival Rollins College, and non-conference wins over Minn.-Crookston and Bridgeport.
- Troy Sieber (.417) and Mike Mann (.393) continue to pace the Lions at the plate. Sieber captured NCBWA National Hitter of the Week honors last week, and he ranks among the SSC’s top 10 in batting average, slugging pct. (.708), on base pct. (.533), runs (35), and hits (40). Alex Mata was Saint Leo’s hottest hitter over five games last week, batting .625 (10-for-16) with four doubles, two home runs, seven runs scored, and 11 RBI.
- Jordan Pendleton logged three wins in three late-inning relief appearances last week, including two wins in the Rollins College series. He fanned five of the 22 batters he faced and charted a .188 opponent batting average. Shane Haight turned in a complete game performance while pitching the Lions to a 5-3 win over the Tars in game three of the Rollins series.
- Webber International brings an 18-11 record into Tuesday’s game. The Warriors have previously played SSC opponent Eckerd College, dropping a 10-3 decision to the Tritons.
Wednesday, March 23
- The Saint Leo women’s lacrosse team returns home at 2-5 on the season, after spiltting a two-game road trip. The Lions defeated Pfeiffer, 13-11, but fell to No. 12 Limestone, 9-5.
- The Lions have been led offensively by junior Kelsey Burns and freshman Kaylah Walstad, the two are the only Lions with double-digit goals. Burns is the leading scorer as she has found the back of the net 14 times this season and adding two assists. Walstad has shown to have an immediate impact as a new player recording 10 goals and dishing out four assists.
- Defensively, freshman goalkeeper, Rebecca Halley has 63 saves on the season. She is helped by Burns who has caused eight turnovers, while Cassie Miller, Abbie Ross and Halley Campbell have caused six each.
- #13 Dowling enters the non-conference match-up with a 5-1 record and coming off a three-game winning streak, including a win over Sunshine State Conference member, Florida Tech, 15-4.
- The Golden Lions show a strong offense as they have four players who recorded over 10 goals and is led by Katie Meinecke with 18.
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