Saint Leo Women: #24 Lions Close Out the Non-Conference Season Perfect With 20-4 Win Over Montevallo

 

via Saint Leo press release

 

BOX SCORE

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The No. 24 Saint Leo women’s lacrosse team clinched a perfect non-conference season in the form of a 20-4 win over Montevallo Sunday afternoon at University Turf Stadium. The Lions will enter Sunshine State Conference play undefeated with an 11-0 record.

After four minutes of play, Saint Leo held a 2-1 lead over Montevallo. The Lions offense then broke out a 12-goal run for a halftime score of 14-1. The Falcons netted three goals between a pair of three-goal runs by the Lions in the second half.

“It is great to head into conference play 11-0,” said head coach Caitlin Hansen. “This should give us some added confidence for our first match-up against Embry-Riddle on Saturday. We have been in several different game situations during non-conference play that has prepared us for the tough SSC slate.”

Stat Highlights

 

Beyond The Boxscore

  • Leslie Ferguson continues to build onto the program’s all-time leading scoring record, now with 119 career goals.
  • Kaylah Walstad’s 44 assists is just one shy from tying the all-time assist record. The program’s current record of 45 assists was set by Caroline Fraser (2014-2017).
  • Saint Leo is 1-of-6 Division II teams to remain undefeated among the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Top-20 list: No. 1 Le Moyne, No. 2 Adelphi, No. 5 Lindenwood, No. 6 Rollins, and No. 7 Regis (Colo.).
  • Two Lions have scored in every game this season; Janee DeLuca and Leslie Ferguson.
  • Under the direction of Hansen, the Lions 11-0 season start continues to break the program’s best season start.

 

Up Next

The Saint Leo Lions are set to open competition in the Sunshine State Conference on Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. hosting the Embry-Riddle Eagles.

For the latest news, updates, and information on the Saint Leo women’s lacrosse, be sure to visit SaintLeoLions.com. Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest Lions news by following Saint Leo Athletics on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

 

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