Lions Upended by Florida Southern

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Saint Leo volleyball team finished up the first-half of Sunshine State Conference action as it found itself on the wrong side of a 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-15, 25-23) loss to Florida Southern in action at Jenkins Field House on Saturday.

With the win the Moccasins improved to 10-6 overall, 5-3 in the SSC.  Saint Leo dropped to 8-9, 3-5 in the SSC.

Down to the host Mocs two sets to one, Saint Leo led for almost the entire fourth set as they tried to push the match to its full course.  The Lions scored the first four points of the set and the Moccasins didn't pull even until 21.  After ties at 22 and 23, back-to-back Saint Leo errors gave the Moccasins the final two points to clinch the match.

Lauren Huber had just one attack error for the match and hit .517.  Diana Castrillon added 11 kills and hit .375, while Erin Callahan delivered 10 kills and hit .400.

Saint Leo was led by Danielle Bletso, who produced 17 kills, hit .433 and collected three blocks.

Saint Leo will now have a week to prepare for its travels to Pensacola where the Lions will play in the GSC/SSC Crossover on October 14 and 15.  Their first match will be on Friday night against West Florida.  It is scheduled to get underway at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

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