Kennesaw State women’s lacrosse continues to reach record-breaking heights as the Owls set a new record for fewest goals allowed in a game, pushing KSU to soar over Delaware State in a 21-2 victory.
With this victory over Delaware State, KSU moves on to a season record of 10-5.
Siena Gore leveled up and broke her own school single-season scoring record. Gore scored six goals during the game, maintaining the national scoring lead.
Upon Gore’s entrance into the game, she had the advantage of three goals over the rest of the nation. Gore’s record of 70 goals in 2018 was broken this season with her 73 goals in 2022, which now holds first place in goals. This success means Gore has now acquired all top four spots in KSU’s history.
Gore has previously scored 68 goals in 2019, earning the third-place slot, and 67 in 2021 for the fourth-place slot overall. Gore also managed to move her career goal total to 306. This vital achievement puts Gore’s 306 goals at the fourth-highest all-time in NCAA history.
Delaware State was tied 1-1 with KSU after scoring in a man-up situation approximately five minutes into the first quarter. This did not phase the Owls much, as Gore was able to connect to the goal, scoring back-to-back goals in less than a minute. A 6-0 run was started by the Owls following this.
Before closing out the quarter, the Hornets put up another goal in hopes to reduce the lead. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 7-2. This would be the final goal for the Hornets for the remainder of the game.
KSU racked up six unanswered goals in the second quarter, followed by five unanswered goals in the third quarter, and three additional goals in the fourth quarter.
A plethora of Owls got in on all the scoring action. McKenzie Jackson, Bailey Wilson, Hannah Barth, Caroline Farley and Chesslyn Lamar all scored two goals each throughout the game. Flying through with one goal each, Naquia Hall, Hannah Davis, Abbey Behn, Jaxsyn Schonewille and Devon Webb boosted KSU’s lead.
The Owls’ defense proved to be impeccable as well, forcing 24 turnovers. KSU also held the advantage in both ground balls (25-14) and draw controls (17-9), making it increasingly tough for the Hornets.
“Today was really a good team effort,” Head CoachLaura Maness said. “We focused this week on staying locked in on both sides of the ball, both offensively and defensively.”
“We rose to the occasion today and played a complete game on both sides of the field,” Maness declared. “We wanted to make sure we got back to our best lacrosse as we get ready to go on the road for a conference game at Coastal Carolina next week. We want to have that momentum going into a tough road contest.”
With only two games left in the regular season, the Owls will get head to Conway, South Carolina to face Coastal Carolina in their final road game of the season. The game will be Saturday, April 23 at noon.