Men's soccer hosts FIT, while women's soccer hits the road

Men's soccer hosts FIT, while women's soccer hits the road

Wednesday, 9/21

Men's Soccer vs. Florida Tech - 7 p.m.
Saint Leo Soccer Field | Saint Leo, Fla.
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Women's Soccer at Florida Tech - 7 p.m.
Rick Stottler Field | Melbourne, Fla.
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Men's Soccer Notes 

  • The Saint Leo men’s soccer team host Florida Tech on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.  as they look for their first SSC win of the season.
  • The Lions are currently 1-2-0 on the year, opening the season with a win over No. 9 Young Harris, before falling at Eckerd, 3-0, and losing a heart-breaker to No. 2 Lynn, 2-1, in double overtime.
  • Offensively, Saint Leo has seen three different goal scorers, led by senior Bafou Sanogo who has tallied two. Both Marcello Casas and Matthias Katerna each have one. Brandon Rivera and Yuga Yanagisawa have tallied assists for the Lions.
  • Keepers Conor McElhinney and James White have each seen time in net, with White seeing 180:00 minutes of action, recording six saves in two games, while McElhinney has seen 109:14 minutes in just one game, and has recorded six saves.
  • Florida Tech comes into the match-up with a 3-1-0 record and 1-0-0 SSC Record. Their lone SSC win came over Eckerd on Saturday in Melbourne, in a 3-2 win.
  • Evan Enders leads the Panthers with three goals on the year, while four others each have one goal. Josh Thomas had register three assists to lead the team. 

Women's Soccer Notes

  • The Saint Leo women’s soccer team hits the road for their second-straight showdown away from home as they head to Florida Tech for an SSC battle on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Lions, 4-1-0 overall, 2-0-0 in the SSC, are fresh off back-to-back wins over SSC opponents in Eckerd and Lynn. Saint Leo took down Eckerd, 4-1, while the Lions topped Lynn on the road, 2-1, in overtime.
  • Melillo was tabbed as the SSC Offensive Player of Week for her five-point effort over a pair of Saint Leo wins last week. The junior from Nutley, N.J., accounted for what proved to be the game-winning goal in the Lions' 4-1 win over SSC rival Eckerd College last Wednesday. At Lynn on Saturday, Melillo netted the equalizer in the 82nd minute and assisted on the game-winner three minutes into the first overtime session in a 2-1 victory over the Fighting Knights.
  • Ortiz earned the nod as SSC Defensive Player of the Week after playing in goal for both Saint Leo wins last week. The freshman from Bradenton, Fla., Ortiz tallied three saves and allowed one goal in the win over Eckerd, and stopped five shots in the triumph over Lynn.
  • Arielle Kabangu recorded a hat trick against Eckerd with one goal in the first half and two in the second half. Kabangu moves to six goals on the season. She now had 55 career goals and 127 career points.
  • Florida Tech is currently 5-1-0 and 1-1-0 in SSC play, topping Barry 3-1, before most recently falling to Eckerd, 1-0.
  • FIT averages 21.0 shots per game while limiting their opponents to just eight. Keira McCarthy leads the Panthers in goals and points with four and eight, respectively.