Friday, Feb. 19
- The Lions hit the road to take on Embry-Riddle in a three game series with a single game Friday, Feb. 19th and a doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 20th. Both teams enter the game at 6-0 on the season.
- Saint Leo is led by Stephanie Adkins in the circle as she leads a team that has a ERA of 0.51. Adkins is 3-0 on the year and has three complete games with two shutouts. In her 21 innings pitched, she obtains a 0.33 ERA with 27 strikeouts in the Green and Gold. Samantha Tyler and Alana Tabel each own a 0.70 ERA as Tyler is 1-0 on the year with one complete game and one shutout as Tabel is 2-0 with one complete game. Both Tabel and Tyler have 11 strikeouts on the year.
- Leading a team that has 89 total bases in six games, Brooke Samios-Uy has 18 total bases on a .579 batting average and a .947 slugging. Samantha Ohmie is second on the team in total bases with 15 including hitting the long ball of three doubles, one triple and one homerun. Ohmie has a .583 batting average on a 1.250 slugging percentage. After her 5-of-6 performance last week, Ohmie was selected as the SSC Player of the Week.
- As a team, the Lions have scored 45 runs in six games holding opponents to just five in that same span. Saint Leo is hitting .396 compared to their opposition’s .167.
- ERAU is sitting behind two pitchers that are 3-0 each in Robi Zimmerman and Raquelli Bianco. Zimmerman and Bianco are both perfect in their three starts. Zimmerman has a 1.62 ERA with 11 strikeouts as Bianco is at 2.06 with 13 strikeouts. The duo leads a staff that holds a team ERA of 1.66.
- As a team, the Eagles have a batting average of .392 led by Kassidy Simons at .625 in six games. ERAU has scored 41 runs this season compared to their opponents 12. The Eagles hold their opponents to a batting average of .243
Saturday, Feb. 20
- The Saint Leo men’s lacrosse team looks continue its winning ways after taking down Emmanuel, 22-3, in the season opener. Senior Dylan Yonts led the way with five goals while Jake Gilmour tallied six points, scoring two goals and dishing out four assists.
- Defensively, the Lions saw keeper Dave Moore register six saves on nine shots on goal. Redshirt freshman Thomas Tatarian saw 14 minutes of action in the net, and registered two saves without letting in a goal.
- Saint Leo hosts the two-time defending National Champion in Limestone College on Saturday afternoon. Limestone comes into the game as the preseason No. 1 team in the nation.
- On Wednesday evening, Limestone faced Emmanuel, taking them down 23-3, nearly mirroring Saint Leo’s score. Senior attack Kyle Rhatigan, sophomore attack Charlie Sheehan and sophomore midfielder Ben Higgins each led the Limestone offensive outburst with three goals and an assist apiece.
- Limestone’s standout Mike Messenger saw his first action of the season against Emmanuel, scoring three goals. Messenger is a two-time USILA First Team All-American, and was named a 2016 Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Preseason All-American and the 2016 Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Player of the Year.
- The Saint Leo women’s basketball team returns home after a two-game road stand where they went 1-1, downing Embry-Riddle, 59-56, and falling at Palm Beach Atlantic, 68-56. Britney Tang recorded a career-best 11 points in just 11 minutes of action.
- Saint Leo hosts Florida Tech on Saturday, Feb. 20 in the Saint Leo Greek Day / Breast Cancer Awareness game slated for 2:00 p.m. inside the Marion Bowman Center in an SSC matchup.
- When these two teams face in Melbourne, FIT took the advantage 63-47. The Lions saw Chelsy Springs lead the way with 15 points while Mary Redmond followed with 13. The Panthers got 17 points from Shequana Harris and 16 from DeLise Williams.
- Springs leads the Lions offensively, scoring 17.2 points per game, and has added 7.9 rebounds. Redmond follows, averaging 9.4 points per game.
- Harris leads the Panther will 14.1 points and 4.8 rebounds, Williams follows with 10.6 and Tiesha Flagler adds 10.3. Julie McCarthy averages 7.7 points and 6.6 rebounds.
- Saint Leo enters the matchup returning home from a road win at Palm Beach Atlantic on Wednesday night 97-84 after a second half come from behind win. Marcus Dewberry scored 33 points in the win as Tyreece Brice tied his career-high 26 points while Caleb Stewart added 17 points.
- Dewberry and Stewart both connected on five three pointers in the game as Dewberry was 5-of-10 and Stewart was 5-of-8 from deep.
- The Lions defense caused 20 Sailfish turnovers converting into 32 points. Saint Leo shot 50-percent from the field and 35.5-percent from three point territory.
- On the year, Dewberry leads the team in scoring averaging 19.8 points per game as Brice is sitting at 15.2 ppg and Stewart at 14.9.
- Fla. Tech enters after losing their most recent game to Lynn 82-79 on Wednesday in Melbourne. Four players for the Panthers scored in double-figures led by Jordan Majors with 19 points. Sam Daniel added 18, Corbin Jackson had 14 and Patrick Anderson chipped in 12 points.
- The Panthers shot 55.1-percent from the field and 50.-percent from three point land connecting on 10-of-20 three pointers.
- On the season, Jackson leads the team averaging 14.5 points per game as Majors is at 13.8 ppg, Daniel is averaging 12.1 and Anderson at 11.7.
- Last time the two met: Saint Leo was victorious in Melbourne 99-94 as Dewberry dropped 34 points, Brice had 23, Belling added 11 and Stewart had 10 off the bench for the Lions. Fla. Tech saw four players in double-figures in Jermohn Queen and Jordan Majors at 19 points apiece and Corbin Jackson at 12 points, while Randy Echols rounded out the double-figures with 11 points.
- The Lions will attempt to get back into the win column this weekend with a three-game series against Albany State (Ga.). The Golden Rams will bring a 0-10 record into the series, giving Saint Leo a chance to pick up some always-needed South Region victories.
- Redshirt freshman Derek Gibree enters the weekend riding a five-game hitting streak, and has safely reached base in the Lions’ last six contests. Junior Zach Gary is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak as Saint Leo gets ready to host Albany State.
- Gibree batted .368 (7-of-19) during the Lions’ recent five-game trip to Hawai’i, giving him a .344 average for the season. Junior shortstop Bryan Nunez also had a strong showing on the trip, and returned with a .308 season batting average with a .333 mark (5-of-15) versus Hawai’i Pacific.
- Newcomer Zach Whitaker is Saint Leo’s top pitcher statistically at the moment, with a 2.84 ERA over a team-leading 12.2 innings pitched. He has fanned 10 batters this season against five walks, and allowed just four earned runs.
Sunday, Feb. 21
Monday, Feb. 22
Saint Leo women’s golf at Florida Southern Lady Moc Classic
Where: Grasslands Golf & Country Club – Lakeland, Fla.
When: Monday, Feb. 22 & Tuesday, Feb. 23
- Saint Leo women’s golf will be at their second event of the spring on Monday and Tuesday when they compete at the Florida Southern Lady Moc Classic. The 54-hole event will be held at the par 72, 6,085-yard Grassland Golf & Country Club in Lakeland for the third year. The teams will play 36 holes on Monday with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start, followed by another 8:00 a.m. shotgun for 18 holes on Tuesday.
- The Lions’ starting five for the Lady Moc Classic will be junior Marie Coors, junior Amanda Jakobsson, junior Vilde Eriksen, senior Kellianne May, and junior Sabrina Rumbaugh.
- Participating teams at this year’s Lady Moc Classic will be #25 Armstrong State, #2 Barry, Carson-Newman, Eckerd, Embry-Riddle, #18 Flagler, Limestone, #13 Lynn, UNC-Pembroke, Palm Beach Atlantic, #1 Rollins, Seminole State College, Tampa, and #10 West Florida, in addition to #7 Saint Leo and the host squad from Florida Southern.
- Rollins enters as defending champion of the Lady Moc Classic, after winning the 2015 event with a team score of 905. Northwood’s Elsa Westin took medalist honors after firing a five-over 221.
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