By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Women's Lacrosse had night to remember on Wednesday as the team scored the second-most goals in program history and two of its seniors reached career milestones in the team's 23-2 win over Muskingum.
For the second game in a row, senior Regan Hanood (Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington North) set a career high with 13 points and in the process became the first lacrosse player at Capital to record 100 career helpers. She also tied the program record for points in a single game, matching the feat Korri Titus accomplished on April 16, 2014. Not to be left out, fellow senior Taylor Thomas (Massillon, Ohio / Jackson) became the third women's lacrosse player to score 100 career goals.
The Crusaders began the game with three goals in the first five minutes, including two from Kara Hines (Columbus, Ohio / Worthington Kilbourne). Courtney Hines then got the Muskies on the board but after that, it was all Capital for the rest of the half.
Capital's fourth goal came from Makenna Ozenghar (Youngstown, Ohio / Cardinal Mooney) after Hanood found her streaking down the middle of the field towards goal. Hanood fired in a pass that Ozenghar deposited in the back of the net, giving Hanood her second assist of the night and her historic achievement. Capital scored nine more times after that in the first half to go up 13-1 at the break. Hanood finished the first 30 minutes with two goals and four assists, Hines racked up three goals, Ozenghar had two scores and an assist, Brooke Delara (Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy Orange) and Kathryn Walton (Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington Central) each scored twice and Taylor Barclay (Granville, Ohio / Granville) and Kailee King (Dublin, Ohio / Dublin Jerome) added a goal each.
Thomas started the scoring in the second half with her first goal of the night a minute and a half into the half and after two more Capital scores, Thomas slotted the 100th goal of her career into the back of the net with 21:41 left in the game. Walton and King each scored again before Muskingum scored its second of the game and then the Crusaders went on a four-goal run to end the game.
Capital's 23 goals were the most since the Crusaders scored 25 on April 16, 2014 against Wilmington College. Wednesday's 21-goal margin of victory was the largest in program history.
Hanood's three goals and 10 assists gave her a career-best 13 points, breaking her previous high of 10 points, which she set on Saturday against Baldwin Wallace University. Thomas ended the game with two goals and four assists and Walton also had six points with four goals and two assists. In addition to her three goals, Hines assisted on a score and won a team-high seven draw controls.
Capital was a perfect 10-for-10 on clear attempts and outshot Muskingum 41-5.
The Crusaders will have a showdown with the OAC's only remaining undefeated team, the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders, on Saturday, April 14 in Alliance. The Purple Raiders are 4-0 in conference play and 11-0 overall. That game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.