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Saint Leo Women’s Soccer had a huge season

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St. Leo's Arielle Kabangu puts pressure on goal during the SSC Tournament Championships against Nova Southeastern University on Nov. 6th.  St. Leo won 2-1.  Photo by Jim Hogue.

The Women's soccer team of Saint Leo University had a big regular season, winning the Sunshine State Conference’s regular season title as well as the conference tournament. Finishing with a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie, the team entered the NCAA division two women’s soccer national tournament as the seventh ranked team in the country, and a favorite to have a deep run.

Sports notebook: Eagles fall to powerhouse Vanguard

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Springstead lost a regional quarterfinal at Ocala-Vanguard on Friday, 45-0. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

For Springstead’s football team, the return to the postseason after a two-season absence proved a short visit. But considering the task it faced, the result wasn’t unexpected.
The Eagles visited Ocala-Vanguard in a Class 6A, Region 2 quarterfinal on Friday night and suffered a 45-0 defeat.
Yet considering the Knights (9-1) boast several Division I prospects and averaged 45.7 points in the regular season with an average margin of victory of 41.4 points, it was no secret that Springstead (6-3) faced an uphill battle.

Sharks’ Reid and Bears' York have the scoring touch

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Chelsea Reid

Three seasons ago, Chelsea Reid was a freshman, called up to the varsity roster during the stretch run and filling the gap for an injured senior leader. Now Reid is the senior, still making an impact for Nature Coast, as the team’s top scoring threat. “She’s having a senior season, for sure,” Nature Coast head coach Lisa Masserio said. “We have definitely depended on her a lot for scoring, which is similar to last year. She was our leading scorer last year.

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