Monday, Feb. 29
- Saint Leo baseball completes February with today’s home game against Saint Anselm College, before it begins a grueling March slate that will see the Lions play 16 games in 22 days. That span begins this weekend with a neutral-site clash with Division I foe Northwestern University down in Port Charlotte, Fla.
- The Lions are coming off a weekend South Region series at Palm Beach Atlantic where they went 1-2 versus the Sailfish. The Green and Gold’s victory over the weekend was a 7-1 win over PBA in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, paced by lefthander Dylan Collett’s seven-plus innings of shutout work on the mound. Mike Mann went 3-for-5 in the game with four runs batted in, while Troy Sieber was 2-for-4 with four runs scored.
- Mann is Saint Leo’s top hitter among everyday players with a .500 average. His 18 hits and eight RBI are second or tied for second, respectively, on the team, and his four doubles is tops on the squad. He is also batting .615 this season with runners in scoring position. Zach Daley (.353) and Sieber (.348) are next among Saint Leo’s top hitters; Sieber enters today’s Saint Anselm game with an eight-game hitting streak.
- Saint Leo posted a 6-2 win over Saint Anselm in last season’s game here at Southard Stadium, the most recent in a string of nine straight victories for the Lions over the Hawks. “Saint A’s” is coming off a three-game sweep at the hands of Northeast-10 rival Bentley, in a non-conference series played in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Bentley took both halves of a Saturday twinbill with Saint Anselm, 3-1 and 5-1, and completed the sweep on Sunday with a 12-0 win over the Hawks. Saint Anselm’s only win this season is a 4-3 triumph over Limestone College on February 7 in Gaffney, S.C.
Tuesday, Mar. 1
- The Saint Leo women’s lacrosse teams will continue on the road in North Carolina to face Belmont Abbey on Tuesday, March 1 at 2:00 pm. This will only be the Lions second game after dropping their season opener, 11-6, to Lenoir-Rhyne this past Saturday.
- Saint Leo is led by Senior Allie Sheftall, the captain netted two in the season opener and won four draw controls. Kelsey Burns has the most stats on the team with three groundballs, three draw controls and one goal. Freshman Goalkeeper Rebecca Halley recorded seven saves between the pipes.
- Belmont Abbey is currently 2-2 with loses on the road at Wingate and Catawba, but 2-0 at home defeating both Tampa and Findlay. The Crusaders are averaging 11 goals per game and are led by Erin Kunkel who has nine goals and 12 points, which got her the OrthoCarolina Student-Athlete of the Week this past week.
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