Lions prowl into early week action

Lions prowl into early week action

Monday, 4/3

Men's Golf at Argonaut Invitational 
Pensacola C.C. | Pensacola, Fla.

Women's Tennis vs. Florida Tech - 3 p.m. 
Saint Leo Tennis Center | Saint Leo, Fla.

Tuesday, 4/4

Men's Golf at Argonaut Invitational 
Pensacola C.C. | Pensacola, Fla.

#5 Softball at Florida Tech - 3 p.m. 
Nancy Bottge Field | Melbourne, Fla.
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Wednesday, 4/5

#5 Softball at Florida Tech (DH) - 1 p.m. 
Nancy Bottge Field | Melbourne, Fla.
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Women's Lacrosse vs. Rollins - 7 p.m. 
University Turf Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla.
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Men's Golf Notes

  • Saint Leo returns to the course after a week off as they travel to Pensacola Country Club to participate in the 2017 Argonaut Invitational April 3-4. The tournament will be 36 holes on Monday with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. and the final 18 holes on Tuesday with the first tee time at 9 a.m.
  • In their last outing, the Lions finished 13th out of 18 teams at the Bobcat Invitational March 20-21 in Eatonton, Ga. As a team, Saint Leo shot a 912 (+72) led by Ryan Gendron. Gendron tied for 12th with a 220 (+10) total, 75-69-76. CJ Tyler was second on the team as he took 24th at 224 (+14) with rounds of 73-78-73. Casey Bannon was third with a 234 (+24) for 65th place after he shot 77-78-79. Riley Goss and Simon Knutsson rounded out the final two golfers as Goss took 72nd one stroke behind Bannon at 235 (+25) as Knutsson was 81st with a 239 (+29). Goss shot 79-77-79 where Knutsson had rounds of 82-79-78.
  • Starting Five: Ryan Gendron, Simon Knutsson, CJ Tyler, Colin Warren, Casey Bannon
  • Individual: Riley Goss
  • The Course: Pensacola Country Club ... par 72, 6,815 yards
  • The Field: 14 teams … (all rankings from GolfStat Relative Rankings) No. 1 West Florida, No. 8 North Alabama, No. 12 Missouri-St. Louis, No. 20 Valdosta State, No. 21 Limestone, No. 27 Saint Leo, Montevallo, Southwestern Oklahoma State, Armstrong State, Arkansas Tech, Northeastern State, Spring Hill, Delta State, Shorter.

Women's Tennis Notes

  • The Saint Leo women's tennis team host Florida Tech at 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon in a Sunshine State Conference match.
  • The Lions are fresh off a 7-2 win over Palm Beach Atlantic. After going down 2-1 in doubles, the Lions went on to sweep singles for the win. 
  • Saint Leo is currently on a four-match winning streak that has brought them to 7-5 on the season and 3-3 in SSC play.
  • Marine Beugre-Guyot is now 9-2 at the No. 1 Flight this season and is on a seven-match winning streak.

Softball Notes

  • No. 5 Saint Leo (31-7, 12-3 SSC) enters the midweek series after a three-game sweep of Barry March 31 and April 1. The Lions won game one Friday 3-2 before shutting out the Buccaneers 1-0 and 3-0. Saint Leo heads to Melbourne to compete against Florida Tech (21-18, 6-6 SSC) for one game on April 4 and two games on April 5. 
  • Over the SSC series, Saint Leo saw Samantha Ohmie go 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI while hitting one home run and a double. Ohmie walked six times and was hit by a pitch twice to end the weekend with a .909-on-base percentage and a 2.000-slugging percentage. Danielle Bottley, Kacie Kelly, and Ciera Schumaker joined Ohmie in averages higher than .500 as Ohmie led the team with a .667. Bottley was second at .571 (4-7), Kelly was third at .545 (6-11) as Schumaker was right at .500 (4-8). Ohmie, Kelly, Schumaker and Bottley all were credited with the Lions’ seven runs scored while Ohmie, Sarah Pauscher, Brittany Creamer and Michelle George were all responsible for the team's RBI.
  • Alison Mitts and Stephanie Adkins both picked up wins on the weekend where Adkins pitched game one and three to move to 17-3 on the year as Mitts went the distance in game two for her eighth win of the year. The two teamed up to allow 15 hits and just two runs while striking out eight batters over the two games, holding the Bucs to a .224 combined batting average.
  • On the year, Kelly leads the team in batting average with a .442, where Ohmie and Schumaker are tied for the lead in RBI with 29 apiece. As the leadoff hitter, Kelly has racked up 57 hits on the season to lead the team.
  • In the circle for Saint Leo, Adkins leads the team in ERA (1.02), innings pitched (123.2), record (17-3), strikeouts (124) and complete games (13). Alison Mitts is second on the team with an 8-3 record, 1.73 ERA, 59 strikeouts in 93 innings of work. Sara Neuman has pitched 40.1 innings of work with a 1.56 ERA and 28 strikeouts. Neuman stands at 5-0 on the season.
  • Florida Tech enters after winning their SSC series over Nova Southeastern two games to one. The Panthers dropped game one Friday 2-0 before sweeping the doubleheader Saturday 10-2 and 4-1.
  • On the year, Alexus Smith and Alexis Hopkins lead the team with a .333 batting average where Smith is the team leader in RBI as well with 27 on the season. Hailey Leonard leads the team in runs scored with 28 where she has five homers on the season.
  • In the circle, Rachel Pence is the workhorse where she’s pitched 175.1 innings with a 14-11 record and a 2.63 ERA. Pence has 19 complete games and three total shutouts while allowing 90 runs and 180 hits on the season. Amanda Kahn is second on the team in ERA (3.28) and record at 6-4.

Women's Lacrosse Notes

  • The Saint Leo women's lacrosse team hosts No. 6 Rollins on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.
  • The Lions are coming off of a 15-10 win over Young Harris on Saturday. Leslie Ferguson finished with a team-high five points, scoring four goals and adding an assist. Senior Caroline Fraser dished out three assists on the day, and entering the game the Little Compton, Rhode Island native, needed just one assist to break the Saint Leo record for assists in a single season. Fraser was tied at 14, and her three assists on the day took her to the top.
  • The Lions are averaging 12.25 goals per game on the season, but are giving up 11.75. Saint Leo is just 0-1 in SSC play, falling to then-ranked No. 5 Florida Southern, 21-4.
  • No. 6 Rollins is 10-2 on the season, and 1-0 in SSC play. The Tars are averaging 13.75 goals per game, while only allowing 6.92.
  • Kallie German is the team leader with 55 points on 32 goals and 23 assists, both team highs as well. Hannah Ashton has 30 goals with two assists, while Paige Brock has 22 goals and three assists, and Brittany Eveler has 20 goals and two assists.