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Bistrow’s Five Goals Lead #19 Saint Leo Men’s Lacrosse to 12-8 Senior Day Win Over Flagler – Both Releases

Providence alum Guy Bistrow with 5G/1A, Lake Mary alum Chase Streit 11 saves, Montverde’s Michael Flores and Cocoa Beach’s Jake Galzerano combine for 12-22 on faceoffs for Saint Leo

Winter Park alum Griffin Moore 2G, Jupiter alum Tyler Douglas 1G/1A, STA alum Trace McDonald 2A for Flagler

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Bistrow’s Five Goals Lead #19 Men’s Lacrosse to 12-8 Senior Day Win Over Flagler

by Jonathan Glass | Director of Athletic Communications

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The 19th-ranked Saint Leo University men’s lacrosse team improved to 5-1 on the season and extended its win streak to five games with a 12-8 victory over Flagler College on Saturday. The Lions honored their 11 seniors following the victory.

Leading the charge for the Lions was senior standout Guy Bistrow, whose exceptional performance saw him tie a career-high with five goals. Bistrow’s offensive prowess, combined with Aidan Knoetgen and Zach Kroog’s contributions, propelled the Lions to victory. Knoetgen and Kroog each added two goals, showcasing the Lions’ depth and versatility in attack.

The Lions’ defense also played a pivotal role in securing the win, stifling the Saints’ offensive efforts and limiting their scoring opportunities. Senior goalie Chase Strait made 11 saves for his fifth win between the posts this season.

Saint Leo and Flagler traded goals during the first 15 minutes as Knoetgen, Bistrow, Kroog, and Matthew Cleary all scored goals. The Saints tied the game as time expired in the first quarter.
Xan Hayes quickly began a 3-0 run for the home team as he gave the Lions a lead, they would not relinquish picking up a ground ball and buried it in the back of the net to make it a 5-4 Saint Leo advantage.

Bistrow scored his second goal of the game midway through the second quarter. The Lions defense limited the Saints to a single goal in the second quarter as Logan Tobias found the back of the net to pull the visiting team within two.

Kroog and John Raucci opened the second half with back-to-back goals to extend the Lions lead to four goals. Bistrow closed out the scoring with a pair of goals late in the third as the home team took an 11-6 lead into the final 15 minutes.

Bistrow recorded his fifth goal of the game as Knoetgen tallied an assist on the final Lions goal of the game. Despite allowing a pair of goals to the Saints the Lions held on to earn win number five in 2024.

The Lions are on the road for the next three games making stops at Emmanuel (Ga.) (March 16), Florida Tech (March 23), and Lynn (March 30) to close out the month of March. Saint Leo’s next home game is an SSC matchup with Florida Southern for a 7 p.m. opening faceoff.


Saints Hunted Down by No. 19 Lions

by Grace Schwab

SAINT LEO, Fla.- Luke Burton scored three goals for Flagler College but it wasn’t enough as No. 19 (USILA Division II Coaches Poll) Saint Leo University won 12-8 in a non-conference men’s lacrosse game Saturday afternoon at the University Turf Stadium.
The Lions moved to 5-1 overall leaving the Saints at 3-4 for the season thus far.
Saint Leo began to pull away scoring three consecutive goals to start out the second quarter to take a 7-4 lead. Flagler’s Logan Tobias scored to end the first half.
The Lions continued to pull away throughout the second half. Guy Bistrow contributed five goals for the Lions leading them to victory. Michael Flores collected six ground balls and Chase Strait finished with 11 saves,
Despite an unfavorable ending, Saints goalie Nate Lehr had 11 saves and picked up four ground balls. Another bright spot in the defense was Blake Gonzalez with four ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Flagler will hit the road on March 12 to face Barton College at 1 p.m. in Wilson, North Carolina.
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