The KSU lacrosse team fell 21-4 Saturday to the Campbell Camels in Buies Creek, N.C.. Freshman Senecca Ward scored two goals for the Owls, but Kennesaw was unable to recover from the quick start that Campbell put together.
Campbell led 7-0 eight minutes into the game. Ward started a KSU comeback, scoring two unassisted goals in five minutes, bringing the score to 8-2 Camels.
“Senecca is definitely someone we lean to on our offensive end,” head coach Kristina Llanes said. “She is an all-around solid player, and as a true freshman that is only going to get stronger as her career continues.”
The Owls managed only five shots on the goal in the first half. Ward was essential, as she scored the only points for the Owls during the opening period. The Owls came out from the break with many evident adjustments and a stronger defense, which allowed only 11 shots on goal for the Camels.
The offense also improved as junior Emily Collins and freshman Taylor Southerland each added a goal. The Owls came up short against the Campbell Camels, but gained experience that will allow them to continue improving as the season progresses.
“It’s all about hard work and getting back out there and learning from the experience,” Llanes said.
The Owls two-game road trip comes to an end Monday in Davidson, N.C., where they will face Davidson at 6 p.m.
The team will return home for its first game in Fifth Third Bank Stadium, hosting Coastal Carolina on Saturday at 1 p.m.