The Sentinel http://ksusentinel.com The Kennesaw State University Newspaper Thu, 11 May 2017 01:30:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Summer festival poised to shake up Atlanta http://ksusentinel.com/2017/05/10/summer-festival-poised-to-shake-up-atlanta/ http://ksusentinel.com/2017/05/10/summer-festival-poised-to-shake-up-atlanta/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 01:30:43 +0000 http://ksusentinel.com/?p=14269 Fight the heat with some cool jams this summer.

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If you’re a festival fiend who happened to miss Coachella, then clear your summer schedule: “Shaky Knees” is on its way to Atlanta this May.

The festival will be branching out again this year with a lineup of heavy hitters manning the stage. The event promises to host a variety of musicians spanning the genres of folk and indie rock, from ambitious tech-driven rock groups to grunge revival. Some of the best and brightest performers of the national scene on their way.

Some of the headliners include Ryan Adams, Pixies, The Bleachers and The Shins. These big names are sure to draw massive crowds, but you can find several hidden gems in this year’s lineup that both evoke the sound and style of the main attractions and defy conventional expectations.

Music lovers familiar with the work of Ryan Adams and The Shins will be pleased to see the bands bringing a similarly vibrant alt-rock style to the festival. Fans of Adams’s echoing guitars and impressive vocal talents will likely enjoy the dreamy lo-fi band Car Seat Head Rest. The four-man pop group sets a twangy, compressed guitar against cave-like drums, soft bass, and dreamy vocals. Catfish and the Bottlemen will be making a splash as well with their old school drum and guitar-driven sets. The British band calls back to the classic four-man rock band sound turned up to eleven with brief but blistering solos and tight choruses.

Concert-goers looking for the synth-driven sound of the northeast music scene will love the heavy touch of LCD Soundsystem. The veteran rock group combines disco inspired electronic instruments with thumping drum beats and snarky vocals. The band is infamous for their long and rigorous sets matched by intense fans and energetic crowds. The indie-pop grooves of Moon Taxi will be a nice contrast to the intensity of LCD Soundsystem with their use of bright synths, inviting melodies and soothing drum tempos. The experimental music of Sylvan Esso will also be on display as the solo artist explores manipulated synths, unconventional instruments and distorted vocals.

Of course, it wouldn’t be “Shaky Knees” without indie-folk rock making a prominent appearance. The subdued yet moving songs of folk duo Shovel and Rope will be present as the songwriters pluck bassy acoustic guitars, hit tin drum hats and sing classic folk-inspired tunes. Cage the Elephant will also bring their distinguished blend of garage punk and folk rock to the stage on Friday, using a pair of grating guitars to convey an aggressive and modern sound reminiscent of Led Zepplin and Lynyrd Skynrd. Pinegrove, an Americana rock band from New Jersey, will also perform, providing a more relaxed set than Cage the Elephant. The band leans heavily into the sharp and crunchy sounds of 90s garage rock paired with acoustic and steel guitars to create a bluesy sound that elevates the clever lyrics of frontman Evan Stephens.

Many of the headliners will also be playing local venues during the late-night lineup. The Masquerade, Terminal West and Variety Playhouse will be hosting pub crawls and indoor shows among the Atlanta night life. Food vendors will also be making rounds through Centennial Olympic Park through the festival, livening up the Atlanta experience with names such as the minimalist King of Pops team, Indian homestyle cooks Bhojanic and Atlanta’s local Mac the Cheese.

“Shaky Knees” will run May 12-14, with tickets starting at $99 per day or $185 for all three days. Those interested in attending under budget constraints can register to volunteer by submitting a $15 application on the festival’s work exchange website for a full event pass. Tickets for the festival can be purchased online at the “Shaky Knees” ticket page, where they are currently on sale.

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Student completes Olympic workout http://ksusentinel.com/2017/05/08/student-completes-olympic-workout/ http://ksusentinel.com/2017/05/08/student-completes-olympic-workout/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 01:38:03 +0000 http://ksusentinel.com/?p=14266 After an exhausting week, a Kennesaw State club hockey goalie can rest easy knowing he successfully emulated the Red Bull 5-day Workout Challenge of Olympian track athlete Emma Coburn. Not only is this a demanding task of physical strength, but it also tests the mental resolve of any person who attempts it. Senior club hockey […]

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After an exhausting week, a Kennesaw State club hockey goalie can rest easy knowing he successfully emulated the Red Bull 5-day Workout Challenge of Olympian track athlete Emma Coburn.

Not only is this a demanding task of physical strength, but it also tests the mental resolve of any person who attempts it. Senior club hockey player Richard Redd took the challenge head-on and saw it as an opportunity to test his general shape and to see how the challenge correlates to his goaltending skills.

“Many of the things I had to do in the challenge involved running, sprinting, hill sprints, core workout, planks and squats,” Redd said. “All the days had cardio in them.”

Despite the pain and adversity he faced during various stages of the workout, Redd never backed down and pushed even harder when he felt like giving up. He saw a connection between the challenge and his hockey playing.

“It put me more in a perspective of losing the pounds that I needed to make myself faster on the ice,” Redd said.

As a hockey player, Redd understands the demands of a contact sport, and he was interested to see how other athletes would approach the workout.

“The one I would find most interesting is a football player’s workout, to see what kind of training they have to go through compared to mine and to see how well they adapt to their workouts,” Redd said.

Because Redd was on his own during this challenge and not training with the rest of his team, he had to focus on the details of the workout and was exposed to the intensity of it in an enhanced manner. Although it was mentally more straining to do it alone and without team support, Redd pushed through and persevered.

Overall, the challenge is one that requires high levels of focus and energy. Each of the five days involves four sections of exercise.The first section is focused on running, jogging or sprints, while the following three sections focus on leg and core workouts. For complete details on the challenge, visit Red Bull’s website to find Emma Coburn’s “Fit in Five” challenge.

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Campus sexual assault bill gets no vote after being revived http://ksusentinel.com/2017/04/07/campus-sexual-assault-bill-gets-no-vote-after-being-revived/ http://ksusentinel.com/2017/04/07/campus-sexual-assault-bill-gets-no-vote-after-being-revived/#comments Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:48:21 +0000 http://ksusentinel.com/?p=14251 An eleventh-hour effort to resurrect a bill dealing with campus sexual assault failed on Sine Die day.

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After reviving a bill that would restrict universities’ role in investigating allegations of sexual assault, lawmakers ended this year’s legislative session without a vote.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted March 23 to table House Bill 51 amid outcry from sexual assault victims and advocates. The bill would require universities to report allegations of sexual assault on campus to authorities rather than conduct their own investigations. It would also prevent them from taking disciplinary actions against the accused student, like suspension from school.

Members of the committee cited concerns that there was not enough time to address the complex issues involved with the proposal before the end of the legislative session.

Days later, lawmakers revived the bill by attaching it to Senate Bill 71, a proposal that previously related to bankruptcy exemptions. In a practice known as substitution, SB 71 was stripped of its original language and replaced with the language of HB 51.

“It’s no longer Senate Bill 71 except in number,” Rep. Earl Ehrhart, the bill’s original sponsor, told the House of Representatives.

After passing in the House by a vote of 102-56, the new proposal was then sent back to the Senate.

While SB 71 was nearly identical to the original HB 51, it no longer prohibited universities from pursuing disciplinary action against a student accused of sexual assault. Public universities would have been able to suspend or expel the accused student, as they can under current law.

Student activists and sexual assault advocates lobbied at the State Capitol daily in opposition to the new bill, arguing that SB 71 protects those accused of sexual assault at the expense of victims.

Ehrhart said the purpose of the bill was to protect the rights of students falsely accused of sexual assault.

A conference committee of three senators and three representatives was appointed to reach a compromise over the bill, but they were unable to do so, effectively killing the bill.

In short, state law remains the same: public universities and colleges in Georgia are not required to report alleged felonies to law enforcement. They are free to take internal disciplinary action against students accused of any felony, including sexual assault.

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KSU professor and radio legend Rhubarb Jones dies at 65 http://ksusentinel.com/2017/04/04/ksu-professor-and-radio-legend-rhubarb-jones-dies-at-65/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:02:16 +0000 http://ksusentinel.com/?p=14246 Legendary Georgia radio host and KSU faculty member, Warren “Rhubarb” Jones dies at the age of 65.

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Warren “Rhubarb” Jones, the senior director of development at Kennesaw State University, died suddenly after a heart attack on Sunday, April 2.

Jones joined the KSU community in 2008. Before his role as director, he was a professor in the School of Communication & Media.

“He was one of the most popular professors among the communications students and a passionate supporter of KSU,” the university said in a statement.

Ellen Eldridge is a reporter with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who graduated from KSU. In an article for the AJC she wrote that, the morning before his death, Jones commented on one of her pieces on Facebook.

“He told me he was proud of me just hours before he died. I’m still in shock,” Eldridge said in her article. “His mass communication class at Kennesaw State University was one of my favorites.”

In a press release on KSU’s website, President Sam Olens called Jones “a truly authentic individual” and expressed his condolences.

“This is a very sad day for all of us,” Olens said. “Rhubarb always had a smile on his face, a generous spirit and was dedicated to helping others.”

Beyond KSU, Jones is most remembered for his role at Y106 FM, an Atlanta-based country radio show that he co-hosted in the late 1980s. Because of his instrumental role in the station’s success and his humanitarian accomplishments, he was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in 2001 and in the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2007.

Rhubarb is widely known for his charity events, including the Rhubarb Jones Celebrity Golf Tournament for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and his annual March Across Georgia for the LLS. Rhubarb was also an Atlanta co-host for the annual Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon.

According to a post by the AJC, a public visitation service for Jones will be held at Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen from 3 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Tallapoosa.

Sierra Hubbard contributed to this article.

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GA lawmakers send ‘campus carry’ bill to governor http://ksusentinel.com/2017/04/03/ga-lawmakers-send-campus-carry-bill-to-governor/ http://ksusentinel.com/2017/04/03/ga-lawmakers-send-campus-carry-bill-to-governor/#comments Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:57:27 +0000 http://ksusentinel.com/?p=14242 The controversial legislation, allowing anyone with a firearm permit to carry a concealed weapon on campus, was passed by the Georgia Senate on the final day of the legislative session.

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State lawmakers passed a bill March 30 allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons at public universities.

The “campus carry” bill now finds its way to the desk of Gov. Nathan Deal, who vetoed similar legislation in 2016.

Passing the state House on the final day of Georgia’s legislative session, House Bill 280 would allow individuals over the age of 21 with a concealed weapons permit to carry a gun on public college and university campuses. Repeating the same exclusions as last year’s version, the bill prohibits guns at athletic events, in student housing, and in fraternity or sorority houses.

To appease some of the governor’s concerns cited in 2016, however, legislators added that guns would not be allowed in on-campus daycare or preschool facilities. They would also be prohibited in any place used by high school students for dual-enrollment or other learning programs.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the bill would also include exemptions for offices or rooms used for disciplinary hearings and professor or instructor offices, more exemptions that Deal requested for last year.

Much like the previous legislation, HB 280 has been met with public scrutiny. The AJC reported that opponents to the bill have increased their campaign by releasing a letter laying out arguments in support of Deal’s veto in 2016.

“Senators involved in the last-minute negotiations say that they are ‘confident’ that the bill will get signed into law if it gets voted out of the general assembly,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

The governor has 40 days from the end of the session — beginning Friday, March 31 — to either sign or veto the campus carry bill. If Deal does nothing, the bill automatically becomes law without his signature.

The Sentinel will continue to post updates as they become available.

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Two injured in shooting at Stadium Village http://ksusentinel.com/2017/03/31/students-report-shooting-at-stadium-village/ Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:48:54 +0000 http://ksusentinel.com/?p=14234 Chilton said that there were no fatalities, but the condition of the two men is currently unknown.

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Two people were injured in a shooting at Stadium Village Thursday night, according to police.

Cobb County police responded to a call about gunfire at the apartment complex at 12:57 a.m. Friday morning, according to police spokeswoman Alicia Chilton. Officers were told that gunshots were “exchanged between two groups at a large party.”

One male was outside the apartment when officers arrived, Chilton said, and he had suffered a gunshot wound. Another man was already at Grady Hospital with a gunshot wound from the same incident. Both men are 21 years old, according to police.

Chilton said that there were no fatalities, but the condition of the two men is currently unknown.

“The perpetrator has not yet been identified,” Chilton said.

Neighbors said they heard several gunshots after a fight broke out between people at the party. Senior criminal justice major Breanna Kennedy lives across from the apartment where the shooting took place.

“There were at least six to 10 gunshots, and it sounded like it was outside,” Kennedy said. “There was a fight that broke out prior to that, with furniture thrown all around outside.”

The Sentinel is working to get more information and will post updates as available.

Alex Patton and Sierra Hubbard contributed to this article.

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Wrap up your spring break with WHY? at Terminal West http://ksusentinel.com/2017/03/28/wrap-up-your-spring-break-with-why-at-terminal-west/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:50:02 +0000 http://ksusentinel.com/?p=14230 Indie-rock band WHY? is currently touring in support of their new album, "Moh Lhean."

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Indie-rock band WHY? will perform in Atlanta’s Terminal West music venue on April 8.

WHY? is the genre-bending brainchild of alternative rap artist Yoni Wolf, a long-time player in the American underground hip hop scene. WHY? serves as an expansion of Wolf’s early work in spoken word poetry and lyrically complex rap.

In 2005, Wolf enlisted his brother Josiah Wolf, as well as a revolving cast of multi-instrumentalists, to round out the sound of his solo work. Steering away from traditional drum machines and digitally-produced hip hop beats, Wolf’s introduction of guitars and an expanded percussion section quickly developed an indie-rock sound.

From these early collaborations, WHY? evolved into a permanent band. It became one of the few indie-rock bands signed under the California-based Anticon label, of which Wolf is a co-founder.

Steeped in complex wordplay and anecdotal references, Wolf’s lyrics typically fall into cynical critiques of the human condition and straight-faced self-deprecation. Wolf is unafraid to dig into his own psyche for content, addressing his own internal conflicts, social awkwardness and his struggles with Crohn’s disease.

The beauty of WHY?’s performance of what often boils down to bleak, dystopian lyrics is the tongue-in-cheek indie-pop instrumentation. Joyful piano chords and upbeat guitar rhythms paint a sarcastically hopeful tone in the background of tracks like “The Vowels Pt. 2.” Other songs maintain a laid-back, driving base for more lyrically argumentative songs such as “White English.”

The resulting impression of the apparent disagreement between the message and style of WHY?’s songs has challenged critics and fans alike to appreciate a style which some reviewers have called an “acquired taste.” Indeed, the relentless style changes and complex lyrical delivery can sometimes take a few listens to warm up to, but the payoff is generally worth it if you’re willing to put in the work.

WHY?’s 2017 album “Moh Lhean” is the band’s first LP in five years. Met with generally favorable reviews, the album sticks with Wolf’s typical composition style but employs bluesy acoustic tones to frame more hopeful lyrics than 2012’s melancholic “Mumps, etc.”

WHY? is currently touring in support of “Moh Lhean” and will be performing at Terminal West Saturday, April 8. Tickets cost $15 and are available for purchase at ticketfly.com.

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Opinion: Defending the controversial comma http://ksusentinel.com/2017/03/28/opinion-defending-the-controversial-comma/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:07:45 +0000 http://ksusentinel.com/?p=14226 The omission of the Oxford comma results in more than just a funny misunderstanding.

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“This book is dedicated to my parents, Ayn Rand and God.”

This joke has long been used as an example by language students in support of the Oxford comma. Despite years of arguing in classrooms and on the internet, some people still do not recognize the importance of this punctuation.

Frequently used to separate items in a series, the Oxford comma is placed after the second-to-last word in a series and is frequently followed by a conjunction. In this article, ironically, I will not be using this precious piece of punctuation because it does not fit under the umbrella of Associated Press style guidelines. AP style prefers that journalists do not use the Oxford comma unless deemed absolutely necessary.

For precisely that reason, it can sometimes be easy to lose track of what some newspapers are really trying to say. It can be difficult to tell the difference between items in a series and an aside, a phrase not unlike this one which is set apart with a comma.

From this conflict, many priceless jokes about the Oxford comma have arisen on websites like Buzzfeed and Quora.

“I invited strippers, JFK and the Pope,” one version of a popular joke goes. Without the Oxford comma, the sentence implies that JFK and the Pope are the strippers and that the phrase “JFK and the Pope” is an aside.

Sometimes, though, the omission of the Oxford comma results in more than just a funny misunderstanding. A $10 million class-action lawsuit began with a law that didn’t use the infamous Oxford comma.

The state of Maine has a law that says workers involved in “storing, packing for shipment or distribution of agricultural produce” should not receive overtime pay. Because of the lack of a comma after “shipment,” it is unclear whether the intent of the law is to omit workers involved with packing for shipment, and workers involved with distribution of produce, or if it intends to omit workers involved in packing produce for shipment as well as those who distribute produce.

According to NPR, truck driver Chris O’Connor hired a lawyer and challenged the fact that he and about 75 other drivers should have earned overtime pay because there was no comma.

In March, a judge decided the state’s law was ambiguous and allowed the case to proceed.

Surprisingly, the absence of the Oxford comma was not an accident in this case. The state of Maine’s legal style guide dictates against its use in legislation, stating “although authorities on punctuation may differ, when drafting Maine law or rules, don’t use a comma between the penultimate and the last item of a series.”

Clearly, commas aren’t so trivial after all. In an essay, its inclusion may not be vital because nothing is at stake. When it comes to legislation, however, it can make a big difference. Including an Oxford comma has never hurt anyone, but leaving it out can cause a lot of damage — about $10 million worth.

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Rising alternative band hits Atlanta this April http://ksusentinel.com/2017/03/28/rising-alternative-band-hits-atlanta-this-april/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:32:41 +0000 http://ksusentinel.com/?p=14222 "The fans in Atlanta are rad and pretty high-energy as well, so I am sure it's going to be a memorable night," lead singer Kyle Morris said.

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If you ask lead singer Kyle Morris to describe the sound of The Unlikely Candidates, he struggles to pin down an exact definition.

“It’s dark, colorful, rhythmically centered alt rock music, for the most part,” Morris said.

The up-and-coming band will bring that unique sound to Vinyl in Atlanta on April 7. They’re sure to play hits that have made alternative radio stations across the country, like “Your Love Could Start a War.” Morris’ voice weaves in and out of playful sounds, like string plucks and hand claps, and offers an alternative rock beat that’s meant for dancing. It’s a high-energy song that compels your foot to tap and your hips to sway.

The Unlikely Candidates’ most recent hit, “Ringer,” takes that energy and channels it into a different style. The tour actually hits Atlanta just after the premiere of the music video for “Ringer,” which combined clips submitted by fans and freelancers from 27 countries all over the world, a feat made possible by the global digital marketplace Fiverr.com.

“The ringer is someone who will do what they have to to make it their way, so I feel like the video connects to the spirit of it,” said Kyle Morris, the lead singer of The Unlikely Candidates.

“Your Love Could Start a War” and “Ringer” were both released as singles, but they have been included on the new “Bed of Liars” EP that dropped in February. Morris explained that the band’s music has evolved over the years.

“‘Bed of Liars’ is us finding our own sound,” Morris said. “The lyrics also shifted from trying to figure out existential questions to navigating introspections on the messiness of being human.”

The newer songs on this EP are a little darker, slowing the pace and hitting the beat with a deeper bass. Morris has a sting to his voice, giving the lyrics an edge and an attitude. Tracks like “Best Things in Life Aren’t Free” aren’t going to motivate you to start a dance party — you’re more likely to chill out with some headphones. These songs are an echo of the high-energy hits from earlier, but they still have the core elements of the band’s sound.

The lead singer called out fans in this area and said he is excited for the show at Vinyl.

“The fans in Atlanta are rad and pretty high-energy as well, so I am sure it’s going to be a memorable night,” Morris said. “It’s also an hour-long set, so we will be playing everything: old, new, and stuff you haven’t heard before.”

The show falls at the tail-end of spring break, and tickets are only $10. If you’re looking for a high-energy night with fun live music and a reasonable price tag, come see The Unlikely Candidates. Tickets are on the band’s website at www.theunlikelycandidates.com/#tour.

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Women’s lacrosse crushes Detroit Mercy, falls to Central Michigan http://ksusentinel.com/2017/03/28/womens-lacrosse-crushes-detroit-mercy-falls-to-central-michigan/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:27:35 +0000 http://ksusentinel.com/?p=14218 The Kennesaw State women's lacrosse team headed north over the weekend for a two-game road trip, defeating the University of Detroit Mercy but dropping a close one to Central Michigan University.

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The Kennesaw State women’s lacrosse team headed north over the weekend for a two-game road trip, defeating the University of Detroit Mercy but dropping a close one to Central Michigan University.

The Owls faced off against Detroit Mercy on March 24 in what turned out to be a record-breaking game in more ways than one. Sophomore midfielder Haley Swift set a new school record with 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists) as KSU won its fifth consecutive game, setting a new school record.

Detroit Mercy, Kennesaw’s first ASUN Conference opponent of the season, kept the game close for most of the first half, but ultimately began to fall apart as halftime approached.

With the Owls trailing 5-3, KSU put together an impressive run, scoring six unanswered goals. The offensive outburst put the Owls up 9-5 as the first half came to a close.

Kennesaw continued to attack the net as the second half opened, scoring two more goals to push the lead to six. Detroit Mercy battled back, cutting into the lead late in the game. The Owls closed the game, scoring eight of the final 10 goals and cruising to a 21-12 win.

Top performers for Kennesaw included seniors Taylor McGhee and Sydney Farwick and junior Connor Zophy, who all contributed to the offense with four goals each. On the defensive side, sophomore goalkeeper Alex Bunn finished the game with 11 saves, her third game this season with 10 or more.

The game also marked the first victory for KSU over Detroit Mercer. The two schools having met five times before.

After a day off, Kennesaw headed to Mount Pleasant, Michigan, to take on Central Michigan University on March 26.

The Owls traded goals early until the score was tied at 3. Kennesaw jumped out to a quick lead with two more goals from McGhee and Zophy.

With the score at 5-3, Central Michigan began to click offensively and regained the lead, 9-6. Kennesaw fought back and showed a strong effort by cutting the lead to one as the first half came to a close.

After trailing in the second half, KSU refused to roll over and tied the game at 13. The Owls continued the push and kept the game close, but they couldn’t complete the comeback and fell by a final of 17-16.

McGhee led the Owls in scoring with five goals, and Zophy and freshman Izzy Palermo each contributed three goals.

The loss dropped Kennesaw to 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in the ASUN Conference.

The Owls head back home to Kennesaw to open a four-game home stand, beginning with a conference face off with Mercer Univesity on Sunday, April 2.

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