By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
GRANVILLE, Ohio – Capital University Women's Lacrosse cannot be stopped to begin the season and the team shows no signs of slowing down after defeating Wittenberg University 20-7 on Wednesday night.
The victory was Capital's seventh in a row to start the season, matching the program record for most straight wins.
The Crusaders started the scoring early with a goal from Taylor Thomas two and a half minutes in. Reigning Ohio Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week Kathryn Walton doubled Cap's lead two minutes later and Capital led 5-0 before the Tigers found the back of the net for the first time.
Capital came right back with four unanswered goals to take a 9-1 lead and the rout was on. Capital went on another five-goal run to end the half and led 15-4 going into the break. Junior goalkeeper Lisa Lotz played the first half for Capital and made nine saves, tying her season high.
The Crusaders used the running clock to their advantage in the second half and although the offense slowed down, the defense remained relentless. This was the fifth game in a row that Capital held its opponent to fewer than 10 goals, showing that the team is anything but one-dimensional. In addition to her five goals, Walton caused six turnovers and picked up three ground balls. Kara Hines led the team with six ground balls.
This was the second 20-goal game for Capital this season and fifth 15-goal contest. The Crusaders have now outscored their opponents 120-57 this season.
Capital will have a 10-day layoff before opening OAC play on Saturday, March 24 against John Carroll University in Bernlohr Stadium.