Mens LAX wipes out the Spartans and the Bears

February 10, 2009

This article is originally from KSU Sentinel.

By Justin Hobday

Thirteen Owls scored as KSU rolled up a 19-1 score against UNCG on Saturday, Feb. 7. KSU got started quickly scoring seven first quarter goals. The Owls then scored five goals in the second and third quarters to lead, 17-0, going into the final quarter.

“We possessed the ball a lot on offense,” said team president Zach Statham. “We were able to work on a lot of our plays from our playbook.”

Scott Schulze scored four goals and dished out three assists to lead the Owls in both categories. The Owls also received hat tricks from Tim Minick and James Nassur.

The Owls defense was stout in the win allowing only five shots on goal. Noah Rosenblum was perfect in goal for KSU stopping all three Spartan shots against him.

On Sunday, Feb. 8 KSU faced off against Mercer and once again won convincingly, 23-2.

For the second game in a row, 13 Owls scored with Schulze and Minick leading the way once again. Minick scored four goals while Schulze added three of his own along with two assists.

“I’m happy with the way the team is playing,” said head coach Ken Byers.

The Owls’ Scott Mathews tended the goal against the Bears and only allowed two goals on eight shots on goal.

“We were able to get a lot of the younger players some experience and we were able to work on a lot of plays from our playbook,” said Statham about the magnitude of the wins.

The Owls will be back in action Sunday, Feb. 15 on the Intramural Field when they take on the Eagles of Georgia Southern at 2:00 p.m.

“It’s our first game in conference,” said Statham. “We need to start our conference schedule with a win.”

This will be the Owls first match-up against the Eagles since a 16-9 victory back on Oct. 11, 2008.