SAINT LEO, Fla. – Get ready to do a lot of cheering for your Lions as both soccer teams open up postseason play in the friendly confines of University Field on Tuesday afternoon.
The Saint Leo University men’s soccer team (9-6-1, 5-3 SSC) earned the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Sunshine State Conference Tournament beginning November 4.
With the No. 3 seed, the Lions gained home-field advantage for their first-round quarterfinal match against the No. 6 seeded Nova Southeastern Sharks (10-8-1, 3-5 SSC). The match will begin at 7:00 p.m. from University Field.
Saint Leo finished out regular season play by defeating the Sharks 3-1 on October 29.
The winner of the match will play the University of Tampa at 11:00 a.m. in Boca Raton, Fla.
Lynn University earned the top-seed and will welcome the semifinal and final rounds of play to the McCusker Sports Complex next weekend.
On the women's side, the Saint Leo University women’s team (14-4, 5-3 SSC) earned the No. 4 seed in the tournament.
Similar to the men's team, the Lions gained home-field advantage for their first-round quarterfinal match against the No. 5 seeded Lynn University Fighting Knights (10-5-2, 3-4-1 SSC). The tournamnet is set to begin Tuesday, November 4 with kickoff of the match at 4:30 pm from University Field.
In their previous meeting this season, the Lions shutout the Knights 4-0.
The winner of the match will play top-seeded Rollins College at 7:00 pm, from Winter Park, Fla. at Cahall-Sandspur Field.
By winning the regular-season championship, the Tars have earned the right to host the semifinal and final rounds of the women's championships in Winter Park next weekend.
Both matches from University Field will be broadcasted live on the Saint Leo Lions AudioCast Network.
The Saint Leo University Department of Athletics will be covering the cost of admission for all Saint Leo students, faculty, and staff to today's Sunshine State Conference Quarterfinal match. Bring your Saint Leo ID and support your Lions.