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Bistrow’s 6G/1A Lead the Saint Leo Men to the 13-11 Win over Lynn, 4-2 4thQ Decides; 23-5 FO Advantage Decisive in Win, Leonard 14 Saves in Loss Kept it Close

Providence alum Guy Bistrow with 6G/1A, Montverde alum Michael Flores 20-25, 18 GBs, Lake Mary alum Chase Strait 7 saves for Saint Leo.

via the school press releases/website


Bistrow’s Career-Best Six Goals Leads #20 Men’s Lacrosse Past Lynn

by George Hillen | Manager of Athletic Communications

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The 20th-ranked Saint Leo men’s lacrosse team earned a 13-11 Sunshine State Conference (SSC) road victory at Lynn on Saturday evening as senior Guy Bistrow registered a career-best six goals.

The Lions started the scoring early as sophomore Isaac Wills notched the game’s first goal within the first 40 seconds of the initial faceoff. Bistrow followed with a goal at the 13:43-mark off a dish from sophomore Greg Palmer. The Fighting Knights scored at the 12:11-mark as they trimmed their deficit to 2-1. However, Bistrow went back-to-back with a pair of goals to give the Green and Gold a 4-1 cushion. Lynn answered with a four-goal run as it gained a 5-4 advantage with 1:48 left in the first quarter. Sophomore Aidan Knoetgen found the back of the net off a pass from Bistrow to tie the game at 5-5 heading into the second frame.

For the first nine minutes of the second quarter, both teams were held scoreless until sophomore Matthew Cleary laced a goal as the Lions led by a 6-5 margin. After the Fighting Knights scored, Palmer and Cleary tallied goals to give Saint Leo an 8-6 edge. With 30 seconds remaining in the first half, Lynn scored to as it trailed 8-7 at halftime.

Both defenses were stout in the third quarter as the teams managed to score just one goal each with the Lions leading 9-8 to start the final frame. The Fighting Knights tied the game at 9-9 to start the quarter before Palmer and Bistrow found the back of the net, 11-9. Wills assisted Knoetgen and Bistrow on their next goals to extend the Lions advantage to 13-10. Lynn posted a goal with a little over two minutes left in regulation before being held scoreless for the rest of the game.

Bistrow led the Lions with seven total points that included six goals and one assist. Willis recorded five assists and one goal while Palmer posted a pair of goals and two assists. Knoetgen and Cleary collected two goals and one assist each. Senior Michael Flores went 20-for-25 on faceoffs and tied a career-high 18 groundballs. Sophomore Owen Wills also collected three groundballs and caused and turnover while junior Jake Galzerano recorded three groundballs as well. In the net, senior Chase Strait posted seven saves in the complete-game effort.

The Lions return to the field on Wednesday, April 3 as they host Florida Southern at 7 p.m. in conference play.


Hoskins & Stanton total six goals in loss to #20 Saint Leo

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Graduates Brian Hoskins and Jalen Stanton totaled six goals as the Lynn University men’s lacrosse team suffered a 13-11 defeat in SSC action to No. 20 Saint Leo, Saturday. Lynn falls to 3-6 overall and 0-2 in the league.
– The Lions outshot Lynn 38-35 and the visitors won 23-of-28 faceoffs
– Lynn sophomore keeper Tristan Lenard notched 14 saves and the Fighting Knight defense caused 12 turnovers
– Saint Leo jumped out to a 4-1 lead just four minutes into action
– Lynn rattled off the game’s next four goals for a 5-4 lead late in the first quarter
– Stanton scored the first two goals of the run, while junior Connor Houston and Hoskins scored at 4:56 and 1:48, respectively
– The Lions closed the first frame with a goal and added three in the second for an 8-6 cushion
– Hoskins scored with 30 seconds left in the first half as Lynn trailed 8-7 at the half
– Hoskins scored Lynn’s only goal of the third quarter and Houston opened the fourth with a goal as the game was tied at 9-9 with 13:51 to play
– Stanton scored his final goal with 8:53 showing in the fourth, but the Lions scored four in the final quarter for a 13-10 lead late in regulation
– Graduate Thomas Murray closed the ballgame with a goal at 2:19
– Hoskins led Lynn with three goals and one assist, while Stanton scored three times
– Houston and Murray each scored two
– Lenard paced the team with four ground balls
– Junior Matthew Canedo finished with four caused turnovers
– Lynn travels to No. 6 Rollins on Wednesday at 8:00 pm