Obermeyer Nets Four En Route to Lions' Monumental Win
SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo men's lacrosse team had a monumental game against Lynn University on Saturday afternoon at University Turf Stadium, earning the program's first ever shutout with an 11-0 victory. The Lions improve their record to 6-3, and 2-0 in Sunshine State Conference action, while the Fighting Knights drop to a mark of 1-6, and 0-2 in the SSC.
Matt Obermeyer led the game with a four goal performance, matching a season high from February 22 against Lindenwood. Dylan Yonts tallied a hat trick on the day, while Ryan McCarthy posted two goals. Matt Weller and Doe Donnian each scored one goal apiece to wrap up the Lions' goal count. Ryan Burke led the game in assists with three, while Miles Britton, Eric Gendron, Weller, and Yonts each added one as the Lions assisted on seven of the 11 goals scored.
Four different Lions stepped between the pipes, with Dave Moore earning the win as he earned two saves while facing seven shots in 30 minutes of play. Jesse Leeman stepped in cage for the third quarter, picking up two saves while seeing five shots, while Joe May and Kyle Brooke split time in the final period. May picked up three saves, while Brooke did not see a shot on frame in his time in net.
Taylor Ferrino had a big day in goal for the Fighting Knights, earning 18 saves while allowing 11 goals. Ferrino faced a total of 42 shots and 29 shots on frame from the Lions.
A total of 40 Lions stepped onto the field throughout the contest. Saint Leo earned 20 ground balls on the day, with Weller, Sean Connolly, Robert Hutchinson, Robert Mendez, Josh Kaufling, Will Cothron, and Peter Kingston each grabbing a team high two. Paul Aramanda, Mike Kavanagh, and Kingston each caused a team best two turnovers as the Lions routed the Fighting Knights.
Burke connected a feed to Yonts for the first goal of the game with 13:34 on the clock in the first quarter, and the Lions never looked back. A flurry of first period action pulled Saint Leo out to a 6-0 lead after 15 minutes of play, and the Lions never looked back as they held first year program Lynn off of the scoreboard for a full 60 minutes.
The Saint Leo men's lacrosse team returns to action on Tuesday, March 25, when they host MIT at University Turf Stadium. Game time against the Engineers is set for 7 p.m. Fans who cannot make it to the game will be able to catch all of the action live on the Saint Leo Sports Network at SaintLeoLions.com.
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