October 20, 2012

Lions Drop Regular Season Home Finale, 2-1

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's soccer team (2-11-2) fell in their non-conference, regular season finale by the final score of 2-1 to the Lynn University Fighting Knights (4-7-2), Saturday eveing from University Soccer Field. 

Saturday's senior night game between the Saint Leo women's soccer team and the Lynn University Fighting Knights did not end the way Saint Leo would have hoped to send off their two seniors as Andrea Lott and Lise Nisja competed in their final home matches. 

The game could not have started any better for the Lions as they scored their first goal since a September 26th match against Eckerd College. The goal came just 1:04 into the contest, as Lott, a senior, put one past the Lynn keeper off of a ball that was deflected in the box. It was also Lott's first goal of the season.  

The Fighting Knights were able to equalize in the 10th minute after Kirstie Schults converted on a prime opportunity about 10 feet from the net that was assisted by her sister Summer Schults. The remainder of the first half saw equal chances, but no capitalizations as the two sides took a 1-1 tie into halftime.

The game saw more of that extremely even play to start the second half, until Lynn found the back of the net in the 56th minute to take a 2-1 lead. Tatiana Penagos ripped a shot that bounced off the cross bar and got past Lions' goalkeeper Abby Evans. The shot, which was also assisted by Summer Schults, was inevitably the defining factor in Saint Leo's loss.

The Lions conclude their 2012 regular season campaign on Wednesday, October 28th at rival the University of Tampa. The game from Pepin Stadium is scheduled to start at 7pm.

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