Owls dominate the Tide 18-2

February 08, 2007

This article is originally from KSU Sentinel.

Everything was cold last Saturday except for the KSU lacrosse team as they played a flawless game against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. The Owls came into this game 2-0 and looking to make a statement in their first conference game of the season.  The offense got started early with 6 goals in the first quarter including a sensational steal and score four minutes into the game by Sean Barsin, and a goal with eight seconds left in the quarter by Robert Witt to make the score 6-0 heading into the second quarter.

The Owls managed to extend their lead to 8-0 before goalie Kyle Hansen yielded his first goal of the game with less than a minute to play in the half.  But the Owls got the point back quickly as senior Craig Holman scored on a miracle shot from beyond midfield as time expired in the half and the Owls led 9-1.

The second half saw more dominant play from the Owls, with more electrifying scoring from the offense including a final goal with 30 seconds left in the game as Holman put his second in the back of the net to finish off the Crimson Tide 18-2.  “This was a historic win for KSU lacrosse, it was our first SELC game, and we hope to play this well the rest of the season”, said head coach Ken Byers.

The Owl defense impressed as much as the offense in this one, led by Kyle Hansen and his seven saves.  The defenders were a force with a big hit seemingly every time Alabama moved near a goal.

The offensive attack was led by sophomore JD Douthit with his two goals and six assists, Douthit was able to control the game from behind the opponents goal and set up teammates for easy goals.  Leading scorers were freshmen Tim Minick with four goals and Ian Lehrner with three goals.

“The goal is to be in the top 3 in conference and make the playoffs, we have set ourselves up well for the rest of the year”, said coach Byers.

Next weekend the Owls will head to Athens to face UGA on Saturday then return home Sunday to face GCSU at 2.