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Women's soccer's win streak ends

BART O'CONNELL Special Correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 02:08 AM

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The Saint Leo women's soccer team's winning streak came to an end this week — thanks to a scoreless tie.

The No. 6 Lions (10-0-1, 3-0-1 Sunshine State Conference) finished up 0-0 against Nova Southeastern on Tuesday in Boca Ration, the first time the Lions have failed to score all season.

But the shutout was Saint Leo's fourth in the last nine games. They have not allowed more than one goal to an opponent during that stretch.

Last Saturday, the Lions beat Lynn 1-0 at University Field. Tonight's game against No. 10 Rollins was not complete at press time.

This Tuesday, Saint Leo begins a two-game stretch of non-conference action with a game against Lindsay Wilson. They return to SSC play Oct. 19 against Florida Southern.

Men's Soccer Tunes Up

The men's soccer team got ready for its game against Lynn today with a 4-2 win against Palm Beach Atlantic this week.

The Lions (6-3, 1-2 SSC) got a pair of late goals from Joel Purkiss to break a tie at 2 in the second half. Purkiss now has seven goals on the year.

Tonight's 7 p.m. game against Lynn will be followed up by a game Wednesday night against another conference rival, Florida Southern.

The Streak Is Over

The women's volleyball team ended their three-match losing streak by beating Barry 3-1. They went on to lose 3-2 to Eckerd before beating Elizabethtown 3-0 on Thursday.

Saint Leo (8-8, 3-4 SSC) has been getting good production of late from Danielle Bletso. She hit .455 in the win over the Buccaneers, and followed that up by hitting .321 against Eckerd and .333 against Elizabethtown.

The Lions are at Florida Southern today, and will have next week off before a tournament in Pensacola starts next Friday.

Lions Leftovers

The men's golf team will compete in the North Alabama Invitational, ironically in Destin, starting on Monday, while the women's team competes in the Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational at Palm Beach Gardens.

Correspondent Bart O'Connell can be reached at tampasport@gmail.com. He can be followed on Twitter @BartOTrib.

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