Shorter Drops Decision to Saint Leo

ROME -- Shorter took to the field for the first time in 10 days, falling to Saint Leo, 13-5, at Ben Brady Field Tuesday afternoon. The loss moves Shorter to 0-2 on the season.

It didn't take long for the Lions to get on the board, scoring before a full minute ticked off the clock. The Hawks answered three minutes later to tie the game as Matt Kristiansen found the back of the net. Saint Leo scored twice more in the period to take a 3-1 lead into the second frame.

During the quarter, the Lions held Shorter scoreless while adding six goals of their own and lead 9-1 at the half. Shorter opened the third period by getting back-to-back goals from Kyle Morris and Kristiansen, both came during extra-man opportunities for the Hawks. Saint Leo also scored twice in the period, and led 11-3 to start the final quarter.

Morris scored his second goal of the game with 12:41 to play. The Lions added two goals partway through the period, but Shorter was once again able to take advantage of an extra-man opportunity when Tyler Kristiansen netted a goal with six seconds on the clock, for the 13-5 final score.

JR Willers played in the complete game for the Hawks in goal; making 20 saves while facing 33 shots on goal. Overall the Lions outshot Shorter, 52-17.

Saint Leo also held the advantage in ground balls 20-9, and won all 21 face-offs during the game.

Shorter will be back in action Saturday, February 22, as they travel to Brevard, North Carolina to take on Brevard College.


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