Saint Leo Takes Victory vs. Rollins in Overtime

Rollins gained possession off of a ground ball and took the ball down and rattled off two quick shots, but Berry came up clutch once again and made the save to send the game into extended time.

The Tars won the opening overtime faceoff, but Saint Leo short stick middie Alex Monteferrante came up with a big caused turnover to give the Lions possession a minute into extended play. Saint Leo rattled off five shots that hit off cage, but Proechel was able to feed a ball from behind the cage to a waiting Caiazza in front of the goal for the crucial tally of the night.

The Lions paced the game with 51 shots compared to the Tars' 31, but Rollins led the ground ball battle 39-32 thanks in part their winning 15 of 25 faceoffs. The Lions were successful on 84 percent of their clears, and held the Tars to a success rate of 71 percent. Thanks to a solid man-down defense, the Lions held their opponent to just one goal on three man-up situations, and Saint Leo's man-up attack unit scored on 2 of 3 attempts.

Saint Leo returns to action on Saturday, March 3, when they take on third-ranked Limestone College in Gaffney S.C. Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m.

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2012-03-01



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