COLUMBUS – The Capital University women's lacrosse team improved to 2-0 on the season, defeating Calvin 11-8 on Saturday afternoon in a non-conference matchup at Bernlohr Stadium.
Freshman Korri Titus (Pickerington, Ohio) got the Crusaders on the board first on an unassisted goal just a minute and a half into the game, inking the scoreboard for a quick 1-0 lead.
Just thirty seconds later, Titus again found the back of the net on an unassisted goal, giving the Crusaders an early 2-0 advantage over the Knights.
Fellow freshman Shannon Walton (Fairview Park, Ohio) then added to the Capital scoring spree in the first half on an unassisted score, posting the Crusaders third goal in the first three and a half minutes of play.
Titus then recorded her third goal on the afternoon at the 17:14 mark in the opening half, finding the back of the net on a man-up goal coming off an assist by Walton.
The final 14 minutes of the first half featured two goals by each team, including a pair of Capital free position shot goals scored by sophomore Kim Hoerauf (Worthington, Ohio) and Walton in a span of one minute.
At halftime, the Crusaders led 6-2 over the Knights.
Calvin opened up the second half of play with a goal at the 23:20 mark, before Hoerauf responded for the Crusaders, scoring her second goal of the game on a free position shot at the 16:50 mark.
Both teams then doubled up on back-to-back goals over a seven minute span, as McCloud found the back of the net off an assist from Hoerauf, while Titus posted followed with her fifth goal on the afternoon on an unassisted shot with 6:13 remaining in the final half.
The Knights made a run in a valiant comeback attempt in the final 2:46 of the game, scoring three unanswered goals to cut the deficit to 10-8, before Titus sealed the victory with just over a minute remaining with her game-high sixth goal.
Leading the way for the Crusaders was Titus, recording five goals on seven shots, while Hoerauf and Walton each tallied two goals apiece.
Freshman goalkeeper Maddie Wilson (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) posted 17 saves on 25 total shots faced for the game.
With the victory Capital (2-0 overall) is now set to host Siena Heights (Mich.) next Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the second game of a double header with the Crusader men's lacrosse team.