Saint Leo Edges Past Flagler 13-11 – Both Recaps

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Lions Win 13-11 Versus Flagler

by Carlos Silva

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo men’s lacrosse close out Flagler with a strong fourth quarter to win 13-11.

The Lions now move to 4-3 after the win.

In the first quarter, Flagler took the early before being matched by Senior Adem Tekmen.           

After Tekmen, it was Senior Justin Williams who tied the game up after Flagler had once again taken a lead.

The quarter ended with the Lions taking a 4-3 lead heading into the second.

Freshman Greg Palmer struck first in the second quarter to try and give the Lions a small cushion.

The game went into halftime with Flagler leading 8-6.

Justin Williams answered back early in the third quarter at just under a minute into it to bring the Lions back within one goal.

Junior Guy Bistrow tied the game up with a goal of his own to the bring the game to a level 8-8 score.

Freshman John Raucci continued a three-goal run by the Lions in the third to give the Green & Gold the lead once again.

Great defense in the fourth quarter closed the game out for the Lions to finish on top 13-11.

Justin Williams led the team in scoring with four goals while also tallying an assist.

Chase Strait made a season-high 16 saves to help the Lions to victory.

Up next, the Lions continue on the road as they travel to Rome, Georgia to square off versus Shorter University. The game is scheduled for March 15th with face-off at 7:00pm.

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Saints Fall Short in Hard Fought Match Against the Lions

by Grace Schwab

ST. AUGUSTINE – Tyler Douglas scored four goals, leading Flagler College in tonight’s men’s lacrosse game against Saint Leo University. Despite a hard and close fight, the Saints fell 13-11 to the Lions.
The Saints are now 2-6 overall and the Lions advance to 4-3.
The Saints and Lions stayed neck-and-neck the entire first quarter ending it 4-3, Lions. The Saints came back in the second quarter scoring five unanswered goals to end the first half with an 8-6 lead.
Justin Williams helped the Lions pull ahead in the end scoring four goals in the game. Lions goalie Chase Strait also had a stand out performance with 16 saves.
The Flagler defense held their own in tonight’s game with Brendan Watson causing three turnovers and Garrett Moore causing two. Matt Mitrega picked up four groundballs and won nine faceoffs to help maintain possession of the ball for the Saints tonight.
The Lions managed to score seven goals in the second half to bring them over the edge to win.

The Saints will be back March 14 at 7 p.m. for a home game against Quincy University.