Lions athletics in full force this weekend

Lions athletics in full force this weekend

Friday, 11/18

Swimming at Florida Tech - 10 a.m.
Panther Aquatic Center | Melbourne, Fla.
Heat Sheets

Volleyball at Nova Southeastern - 7 p.m. 
Don Taft University Center| Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Video | Live Stats 

Saturday, 11/19

Swimming at Florida Tech - 10 a.m. 
Panther Aquatic Center | Melbourne, Fla.
Heat Sheets

Volleyball at Palm Beach Atlantic - 4 p.m. 
Rubin Arena | West Palm Beach, Fla.
Video | Live Stats 

Women's basketball vs. Florida Memorial - 5 p.m. 
Marion Bowman Activites Center | Saint Leo, Fla.
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Men's basketball vs. PR-Mayaguez- 7 p.m. 
Marion Bowman Activites Center | Saint Leo, Fla.
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Sunday, 11/20

Swimming at Florida Tech - 10 a.m. 
Panther Aquatic Center | Melbourne, Fla.
Heat Sheets


Swimming Notes

  • The Saint Leo swimming teams head to the Florida Tech Invitational for their final meet of the fall season. Competing against the Lions will be Lynn, North Florida, West Florida, and host Florida Tech. The Panther will bring swim both the men's and women's teams, while the Fighting Knights, Ospreys and Argonauts support only a women's team.
  • The Lions’ men’s team enters as the No. 16 team in the nation, while host Florida Tech fell in at No. 14 in the most recent poll.
  • On the women’s side, Saint Leo was ranked No. 25, while West Florida jumped to No. 3.         
  • Hunter Bains currently holds the fifth fastest 100 Free time in the nation at 45.61, while also holding the No. 2 fastest time at 1:39.45 in the 200 Free. Jan Urbaniak has a 4:35.78 time in the 500 Free for No. 4 so far this season, and his 9:30.14 is No. 4 in the 1000 Free as well.
  • Natalia Garriock has the sixth fastest time in the 50 Free at 23.78, while Annie Lindstrom is at No. 12 with a time of 23.94. Lindstrom holds eight at 51.99 in the 100 Free. Garriock has the third fastest time in the 200 Back with a 2:02.40 time.

Volleyball Notes

  • The Saint Leo volleyball team heads south for the weekend to take on Nova Southeastern and No. 10 Palm Beach Atlantic. The Lions will close out Sunshine State Conference play against Nova on Friday night at 7 p.m. This match will decide the SSC Title as the Lions and Tampa both sit at 11-4 in league play, but since Saint Leo has 2-0 record over the Spartans this season, with a win over NSU, the Lions would be the outright champions no matter the outcome of the Tampa-Nova match on Saturday. On Saturday, the Lions will take on No. 10 PBA in a match-up of the No.1 and 2 in the South Region at 4 p.m.
  • The Lions are coming off a crucial win over Barry on Wednesday evening, taking down the Bucs 3-1; 25-14, 25-23, 21-25, 25-17. Saint Leo saw Annabella Arcari and Katie Adamson combined for 19 kills on 31 attempts, with just one hitting error. Arcari led with 11 kills on 16 attempts with no errors for a clip of .688, while Adamson added eight kills on 15 attempts with just one error, for a clip of .467. Junior setter Maddy Powell dished out 41 assists, added seven digs, six kills, and a service ace.
  • Jamee Townsend scooped up 22 digs against Barry to give her 1,336 for her career. That total moves her into sole possession of third place on the Saint Leo career digs list, passing Christiana Florea, who totaled 1,334 from 1999-02.
  • Hope Lemon also cracked into the top-five in career kills as she moved her total to 1,060. She passed Danielle Bletso, who tallied 1,052 in 2008-11.
  • Nova Southeastern enters with a 12-17 record, and a 4-10 SSC record. The Sharks are 6-6 at home this season. Denvyr Tyler-Palmer leads with 402 kills on the season, while Katie Pyles has dished out 1041 assists.  Megan Burns has tallied 649 digs on the year. Earlier this season, the Lions went to five with the Sharks, taking the match, 3-2; 27-25, 25-22, 20-25, 22-25, 18-16.
  • No. 10 Palm Beach Atlantic enters on the second longest winning streak in the nation having won 26 straight matches. The Sailfish are 26-3 on the year. Outside Ally Rohn leads with 388 kills on the season, while middle blocker Sarah Ragland averaged 2.47 kills per set and 1.74 blocks. Molly Burkhardt has dished out 1046 assists. When Saint Leo and PBA met earlier this season, PBA took the match, 3-0; 25-12, 25-23, 25-19. 

Women's Basketball

  • The Saint Leo women’s basketball team takes on NAIA member Florida Memorial on Saturday afternoon in a nonconference game. The Lions are 1-2, 0-1 SSC on the young season.
  • Saint Leo is coming off a tough loss to No. 4 Florida Southern, 72-54. Saint Leo was led by Chelsy Springs who had 15 points on the night with seven rebounds. Madelin Lang added 10 points off the bench just ahead of Gina Brierley who had nine points. Mary Redmond and Nikira Hooks chipped in with seven points apiece. Abby Peterson rounded out the scoring column with six points, four in the fourth quarter.
  • Springs is averaging 12.7 points and 8.3 rebounds so far this season, while Redmond is at 12.0 points, averaging 3.3 three-point field goals a game. Redmond is also second in rebounding at 5.3 per game.
  • Freshman Madelin Lang is averaging 3.7 assists per game, while Asia Royster follows at 3.3.
  • Florida Memorial is 0-2 so far this year. They are led by Abreona Cabell who is averaging 16.5 points per game and 8.0 rebounds. 

Men's Basketball

  • Saint Leo will look for their first win of the year when they host the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez in the home opener on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
  • The Lions enter at 0-3, 0-1 SSC after three tough losses to No. 5 Ala.-Huntsville (82-80), North Alabama (101-96 OT) and most recently at Florida Southern (97-87).
  • On the year, Saint Leo is led offensively by Marcus Dewberry who has 85 points through three games in 113 minutes played. Dewberry, the newest member of the 1,000 point club, racked up 20 points in Wednesday’s loss to the Moccasins.
  • Antoine Tobias recorded his first double-double with 15 points off the bench and cleaned up the glass with 15 rebounds. In the loss, three other Lions were in double-figures in Necdet Gurkan (14 points), Justin Satchell (12 points) and Davon Payne (11 points).
  • Tobias leads all players on the team in rebounds for the season with 26 through three games followed by Dewberry and Satchell with 20 apiece. Gurkan and Tyreece Brice are right behind with 15 and 14, respectively.
  • Brice leads the way in assists with 13 on the year where Dewberry is second with 10.
  • PUERTO RICO – MAYAGUEZ enters the contest at 0-4 on the year after playing SSC foes Embry-Riddle on Nov. 12 (97-76), Florida Tech on Nov. 14 (110-84) and Tampa on Nov. 16 (68-67). And will play Rollins on Nov. 18.