SAINT LEO, Fla. – The No. 24 Saint Leo Lions women’s lacrosse team defeated Belmont Abbey 19-9 on Tuesday at University Turf Stadium to extend their perfect season start to 9-0 overall. The Lions are one of seven teams remaining undefeated among the Division II nationally ranked programs.
Saint Leo held a 10-6 advantage at halftime. The Lions offense opened the second stanza hot in the to extend the lead for a running clock and ultimately their ninth-straight win.
Leslie Ferguson led the charge with eight points while earning 11 possessions for the Lions to become the program’s all-time leading scorer within three seasons. Ferguson scored a double hat-trick and a pair of assists, picked up seven ground balls and caused four turnovers in her big night. The senior attacker converted all three of her free position shots.
“I am very happy with the offensive effort,” said head coach Caitlin Hansen. “We struggled defensively but we made great plays on the re-defend. Leslie and Kayla were their usual quick and active re-defenders. Leslie was awesome with a perfect shooting percentage and is now our all-time leading scorer. Delaney also had a great day at draw control,” concluded Hansen.
Beyond The Boxscore
Saint Leo returns to action on Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at University Turf Stadium to face the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers.
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