TIFFIN, Ohio – Kara Hines tied a record she previously shared for most goals scored in a game, which helped the Capital University women's lacrosse team to a lopsided 21-2 victory over Heidelberg University on Saturday evening.
Capital rattled off 12 unanswered goals in the first half before Heidelberg marked up their side of the scoreboard for the first time. Junior Kara Hines (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) scored six of her eight goals inside the first 14 minutes of the game to propel that run. Junior Amber Meredith (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Bradley) scored her first goal of the season to end that Capital run with 7:38 remaining in the half.
Junior Victoria Husain (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville South) and sophomore Makenna Ozenghar (Youngstown, Ohio/Cardinal Mooney) connected just 1:44 into the second half to begin another 4-0 run that bulked Capital's lead to 15 goals. Dana Dudley of Heidelberg scored her second and team's second goal of the day, but that was all the defense allowed for the remainder of the game.
Capital then ended the game on a 5-0 run with Hines beginning the run and senior teammate Kori Titus (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) ending it.
Husain was Cap's second-leading scorer on the day after she finished with two goals and three assists. She also added four ground balls and two caused turnovers to her line.
Hines not only tied her own personal and team high in goals scored (8) but did so on just nine shot attempts. She took in nine of the team's 20 draw controls, and picked up five ground balls in the process.
Freshman goaltender Katie Parks (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland) earned her first start and went the whole 60 minutes. She made one save on three shot attempts in the win.
Cap held advantages over Heidelberg, a first-year program, in ground balls (29-13), shots (36-6), and draw controls (20-5). Cap went 6-for-6 on clear attempts while limited Heidelberg to 4-of-17. Cap also went 7-for-9 on free position shots, and did not allow the Student Princes to take a single FPS.
Capital is now 9-3 overall with a 4-2 OAC record with two more conference games to play. They now sit in third place behind Baldwin Wallace University (7-0) and the University of Mount Union (5-1). The team's next two games are at home, beginning with a matchup against Wilmington College on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.