Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Colleges: Lions women will take field Thursday

Saint Leo’s womens soccer team will finally take the field on Thursday, Lions Athletic Director Francis Reidy saying that enough players have been cleared to play against Armstrong Atlantic.

The Lions had both of their games over the weekend cancelled after a strain of H1N1 virus swept through the dressing room.

“We will be playing on Thursday,” Reidy said. “There will be players that will be held out, the roster will be thin in terms of numbers, but (we have) enough healthy players to honor our agreement with our opponent to play the match.”

The defending Sunshine State Conference champion, Saint Leo had been picked as the favorite to win the conference again this season, and is currently receiving votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of American Division II Poll despite not having played a regular season game. The Lions had their season opener at Webber International cancelled due to rain, before games at West Florida and against Delta State in Pensacola were cancelled due to the virus.
Thursday’s game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff at University Field.

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