By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
DELAWARE, Ohio – Capital University Women's Lacrosse struck early and often in its 20-4 win over Ohio Wesleyan University on Wednesday night, the Crusaders' fifth win this season in as many tries. The 20 goals are the most Capital has scored in a game this season.
The Crusaders found the back of the net for the first time only 15 seconds in, an unassisted goal from Kailee King (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome), and then doubled the lead 49 seconds in with a goal from Taylor Thomas (Massillon, Ohio/Jackson) with an assist from King. Kara Hines (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) put Capital up 3-0 a little more than a minute later, giving the Purple and White three scores in fewer than two minutes.
Ohio Wesleyan responded with two goals of its own to make it a one-score game but Capital slammed the door by scoring 11 unanswered to take a 14-2 lead into halftime. Hines led Cap with four goals at the break and both King and Kathryn Walton (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) had four first-half points.
The second half began the way the first ended with six-straight goals from the Crusaders. OWU scored the final two goals of the game but it was too little, too late for the Bishops.
Walton ended up leading Capital with six goals in the game and seven points. The six goals tied a career-high. Hines tallied four goals, an assist and six draw controls and King and Thomas each scored three times. Seven players recorded at least one point for the Crusaders.
Lisa Lotz (Lynchburg, Va./Jefferson Forest) started in goal for Capital and played the first 30 minutes, allowing two goals while making four saves. Katie Parks (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland) relieved Lotz to start the second half.
This is the second time in program history that Capital has started the season 5-0 (2016) and the Crusaders will look to keep the winning going when they welcome Calvin College to Bernlohr Stadium on Friday, March 9. The Crusaders have never started the season 6-0. The game between Capital and the Knights is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.