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Saint Leo notes: Men’s lacrosse win streak snapped

BY BART O’CONNELL Tribune correspondent
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The Saint Leo men’s lacrosse team brought a seven-match winning streak into this past Wednesday’s showdown with No. 9 New York Tech, but fell 14-7 in the non-conference matchup.

The Lions (7-3) were led by five goals from Matt Obermeyer, giving him 25 goals on the year which leads SLU. But the Lions were outshot 28-20 by NYIT.

George Proechel had a goal and an assist, taking over the Lions’ career lead in assists in the loss. Proechel now has 54 career assists.

The Lions do not play again until the regular-season finale, next Saturday at home against Florida Southern in a Deep South Conference matchup. The conference tournament begins April 9.

Long wait for women’s lacrosse The women’s lacrosse team expected to be in action this past week but had their match against Seton Hill canceled. It is not expected to be rescheduled.

The Lions (6-5) have won six of their last seven after a 0-4 start. They do not participate in conference play and Seton Hill was expected to be their last home match of the year.

They will next play Friday at Erskine. The closest they come to a home match the rest of the season is April 12 at Florida Southern.

Much-needed win for baseball team The baseball team (21-10, 2-5 Sunshine State Conference) picked up an 8-2 home win in the SSC series opener against Nova Southeastern on Thursday.

Michael Dunnigan pitched five shutout innings in relief to pick up the victory, allowing only four hits.

Saint Leo took a 5-0 lead, thanks in part to Michael Revell, who had an RBI single in the second, followed by a two-RBI double in the third.

Taed Moses was a homer short of the cycle. He went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Dillon Vitale and Bobby Twitty each had two hits.

Softball pitcher Tabel wins 11th Softball pitcher Alana Tabel scattered four hits over seven innings, leading Saint Leo to a 5-2 win against Florida Tech on Thursday.

Tabel, the Lions ace, is now 11-5, and Saint Leo (27-13, 7-3 SSC) has won six in a row entering today’s doubleheader with the Panthers, which was not complete at press time.

McKenzie Burns and Chelsea Steedley had two hits apiece to lead the Lions attack.

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

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