By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
WILMINGTON, Ohio – Capital University Women's Lacrosse played its most complete game of the season on Wednesday night against Wilmington College, scoring a season-high 24 goals while allowing a season-low one in a 23-goal victory.
The Crusaders struck quickly with three goals in the game's first four minutes but then went almost 10 minutes without a goal until 17:34 in the first. The Crusaders then outscored the Quakers 10-1 in the final half of the opening period. The assault on Wilmington's net continued in the second half with 11 unanswered goals.
Brooke Delara (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange) started the scoring 1:05 into the game with the first score of the night and Kara Hines (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) and Regan Hanood found the back of the net to complete the first trio of goals. Kathryn Walton (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) then scored the next two goals and Makenna Ozenghar (Youngstown, Ohio/Cardinal Mooney) got in on the fun before Wilmington got on the board. Ozenghar and Walton each finished the first half with three scores and Hines had two goals and two assists.
In the second half, Brianna Rampi (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby) ramped up her scoring with a second-half hat trick and senior Mary Manos (Canton, Ohio/Jackson) scored her first goal of the season with 8:45 left to play.
Walton finished the game with a game-high five goals and Ozenghar and Taylor Thomas (Massillon, Ohio/Jackson) found the back of the net four times. Regan Hanood (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North) led the team with nine points, seven of them via the assist. Hines added an assist in the second half to bring her line to two scores and three helpers and Hines picked up a game-high seven ground balls and won 10 draw controls.
As a team Capital won 24 of the game's 26 draw controls and the Crusaders outshot Wilmington 43-7. Capital also had a 31-20 advantage in ground balls. Capital's 45 points were the most in a single game this season, beating the previous high of 41 set on April 11 against Muskingum University.
Capital will play its final contest of the regular season on Saturday, April 28 on the road against Ohio Northern University before finding out who it will play in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament. Capital (12-2, 5-2 OAC) is currently in third-place in the conference.