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Yonts, Gilmour Set Records In Saint Leo Victory

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SAINT LEO, Fla. – Record-breaking performances from two of the Lion’s most proficient offensive players highlighted the No. 15 Saint Leo men’s Lacrosse victory on Saturday afternoon as they took down visiting Adams State, 17-7. Both Jake Gilmour and Dylan Yonts set single season records on Saturday. Gilmour finished the game with five assists, giving him 24 so far this season, in eight games played. The previous record was set by Ryan Harris, who tallied 21 in 14 games, in the 2007 season. Gilmour also added two goals in the game, giving him 42 points on the season. Yonts finished the game with seven goals, and one assist, bringing his season goals total to 39, again, in just eight games, to set the record. Last season, Yonts tied former Lion Matt Obermeyer for the single season record with 38. Yonts’ 38 came in 14 games, while Obermeyer’s 38 came in the 2012 season in 14 games. In note, 15 of Gilmour’s assists have come one Yonts’ goals. The Basics Final Score: Saint Leo 17 | Adams State 7 Location: University Turf Stadium | Saint Leo, Fla. Records: Saint Leo 7-1 | Adams State 1-3 1Q | The Lions saw the duo of Gilmour and Yonts connect early, as Gilmour’s pass found Yonts in front of the net, giving the Lions the leads. However, Adams State came out aggressive after the opening goal, going on a 3-0 run. Luke Stiebe’s clean-up goal halted the Adams State’s run, but the Grizzlies went into the break with the lead. | ASU 3-2 | 2Q | Saint Leo saw Carter Dickson score his third goal of the season to tie up the game, just one minute into the half. No more than nine seconds later, on a quick break off the face off, Gilmour again for Yonts to give the Lions the lead once again. Yonts tallied an assist, hitting the streaking Chad Marino, who fired away and found the back of the net. Matt Weller added his third goal of the season, giving the Lions a 5-0 run over the end of the first and beginning of the second. However, back-to-back Grizzlies’ goals brought the game within one before half. | Saint Leo 6-5 | 3Q | Adams State netted the equalizer just two minutes into the second half, but the Lions saw their two offensive powerhouses go to work. Yonts scored his second goal of the day off a pass from Marino, giving the Lions a 7-6 lead with 10:35 left to play. With just over three minutes of action left, Yonts tallied another, this time from Matt Scharr. And in the final 76 seconds of action, the Lions scored three goal, Gilmour ripping his first of the game, followed Gilmour finding Yonts, and before the period Yonts ripped another off a pass from Scharr. | Saint Leo 12-6 | 4Q | Gilmour opened up the fourth with his second, after Scharr found him streaking across the face of the net, just 40-seconds into the period. ASU added their last goal of the game in a man-up opportunity before Anthony Visintin recorded his third of the season off Gilmour’s 23rd assist of the season. It was then followed by Yonts off a pass from Schar for his seventh of the game, giving him 39 on the season, breaking the single season record. The Lions added three more, as Visintin tallied another off a pass from Charlie Kurtenbach, Zach Lysyk netted one off Visintin’s assist, and Scharr added a goal of his own off Gilmour’s fifth assist of the evening. | Saint Leo 17-7 | Points to Note Moore now has 30 career wins, tying the school record for wins in a career. He will look to break the record as the Lions have five games left on the schedule. Will Cothron also tied a school career record, adding 10 ground balls to his career total, adding up 302. The 302 GBs record was set by Mike Del Buono, who played 2008-11. Saint Leo now holds the longest win-streak since the 2013 season when the Lions won seven straight. Gilmour moved to 6th all-time in career assists with 38. Yonts moved into 4th all-time in career points with 137. Up Next Saint Leo opens up Sunshine State Conference play on Saturday, March 26, hosting Rollins College at 7 p.m.