GAMBIER, Ohio – The Capital University women's lacrosse team was in action Wednesday afternoon, when they traveled to Kenyon College to battle the Ladies. Kara Hines recorded a season-high five goals, in the 11-10 victory.
With 38 seconds left on the clock, Kenyon's Avery Morgan was fouled and awarded a free position shot. Senior Maddie Wilson (Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Chagrin Falls) came up with a huge save. Wilson's save preserved Cap's 11-10 lead. The save also kept the game from going to overtime.
The Ladies jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Allie McLane scored on a pass from Lucy Somers, off of a free position attempt.
Junior Regan Hanood (Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington North) scored Cap's first goal and tied the game. Junior Kara Hines (Columbus, Ohio / Worthington Kilbourne) scored the next three goals for Capital. Hines was assisted on the first two goals by sophomore Makenna Ozenghar (Youngstown, Ohio / Cardinal Mooney) and junior Victoria Husain (Westerville, Ohio / Westerville South) on the third.
The Crusaders' run did not stop there. Freshman Brianna Rampi (Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Darby) scored a goal on a man-down to put Cap up by four goals. Hines picked up her fourth goal of the game with just under three minutes left in the first half. Senior Korri Titus (Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington North) scored on a free position shot after being fouled.
Maggie Grabowski scored for Kenyon to stop the Capital 7-0 run for the final goal of the first half.
Cap took a 7-2 lead into the half.
Titus scored the first goal of the second half. Kenyon then went on a 3-0 run and cut the Capital lead to 8-5 with 24:44 left in regulation.
Titus earned her second goal of the game on a free position shot after being fouled.
The Ladies' McLane scored two unanswered goals to pull Kenyon with two goals, Titus found the back of the net on another free position shot.
In a span of 2:37, Kenyon managed to score three consecutive goals to tie the game up for just the second time with 4:38 left in regulation.
Hines scored her fifth and the game's final goal with just over three minutes left on the clock.
McLane and Kat Englert led the Ladies with three goals each. Carina Barnes made nine saves in net for Kenyon. As a team, the Ladies held the upper hand in draw controls, 12-10. Kenyon outshot Capital 26-21.
The Crusaders forced 20 turnovers, compared to the 16 caused by the Ladies. Capital had the advantage in ground balls, 20-18.
Hines found the back of the net five times to lead all scorers. Hines led Cap with four draw controls and had a game-high three caused turnovers. Hines, Wilson, and senior Shannon Walton (Fairview Park, Ohio / Magnificat) tied for a team-high three ground balls. Wilson grabbed her sixth win of the season and made eight saves on the day.
Cap improved to 6-1 on the season with the victory. The Crusaders return to action this Sunday as the travel to cross-town rival, Otterbein University. The game is slated for a 1 p.m. start.