SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's lacrosse team fell at home, 18-5, to No. 3 Lindenwood University on Saturday afternoon in a game that was pushed back from a 1:00 p.m. start to a 2:30 p.m. start due to weather.
The Lions started out strong, opening with a 2-1 lead to start the game, but it was not enough as the nationally-ranked visitors showed their offensive strength and took the game.
Offensively, Saint Leo saw Abbie Ross tally two goals, while defensively, Rebecca Halley finished with seven saves. Cassie Miller ended the game having caused three turnovers, while not committing a turnover.
The Basics Final Score: Saint Leo 5 | #3 Lindenwood 18 Location: University Turf Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla. Records: Saint Leo 2-8 | #3 Lindenwood 11-2
How It Happened 1H | The Lions opened up the game on an offensive roll as Kaylah Walstad snagged the first goal just 45 seconds into the game. Lindenwood followed with the equalizing make. Saint Leo regained the lead as Caroline Fraser netted her sixth of the season. However, the national-ranked visitor stepped up their offensive skills, and went on a six-goal run before senior Allie Sheftall netted a free position goal. Lindenwood closed out the half with four-goal run to bring the period to a close. Keeper Rebecca Halley tallied five saves in the first half. | LU 11-3 |
2H | The visitors opened up with two quick goals in the first 90 seconds, but Abbie Ross netted her first of the game bring the score to 13-4. Lindenwood followed with two more goals, keeping the running clock alive before Ross hit the back of the net for her second of the game. Lindenwood closed out the period with three-straight goals. The Lions forced Lindenwood into 13 turnovers in the second half, while picking up 11 ground balls. | LU 18-5 |
Up Next Saint Leo women's lacrosse team will hit the road for their first Sunshine State Conference match as they head to Rollins for a game at 4:00 p.m.
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