Saint Leo Thunders Past SCAD in Opener

Saint Leo, Fla. (February 16, 2008) –The Saint Leo lacrosse team opened its regular season in impressive fashion as they defeated the Savannah College of Art and Design by a final score of 16-4.

The Lions got momentum early as they were able to jump out to an early 2-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lions seized control of the game as they put four up on the board in the second quarter to push the Lions halftime lead to 6-1.

The Lions came out of the halftime tunnel on fire as they found their offensive groove. The Saint Leo attack managed to put up ten goals against the Bees in the third quarter. The third quarter iced the game for the Lions as Savannah College of Art and Design were only able to muster two goals in response to the Lions ten.

At the end of the third quarter the Lions staked 16-3 lead. SCAD was able to get one on the board in the fourth quarter but couldn't do anything else against the Lions' defense. The Lions managed to put up 53 shots and put the Bees defense on their heels the whole night.

Leading the way for the Lions on the night was Tommy Bryant (Fr., Millersville, Md.) as he registered three points on the night, scoring three Saint Leo goals. Chris Storrie (Jr., Syracuse, N.Y. ) delivered with putting the ball in the back of the net and setting up his teammates tonight as he registered four points with two goals and two assists. Nick Bova (So., Eureka, Mo.) and Ben Brigham (Jr., Scituate, Mass.) scored two goals a piece in the Lions victory.

David Erdman (So., Mt. Sinai, N.Y), faced fourteen shots on the evening and made ten saves. He made five saves in the third quarter for the Lions and kept the Bees out of the goal for the majority of the night.

The Lions lacrosse team returns to action Saturday, February 23 for a home match against # 4 Dowling College. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.


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