KSU Flies Past Clayton State, 2-0
Published: September 9, 2011
KENNESAW, Ga. – For the third straight weekend the Kennesaw State women’s soccer team came out with a split following its 2-0 win over Clayton State on Saturday evening at KSU Soccer Stadium.
The win improves the Owls to 3-3 on the season, while the loss drops the Lakers to 0-1 on the year.
Redshirt-freshman Katrina Frost continues to be the story for the Black and Gold as she scored both goals in the victory to now give her six goals in her first six games in a KSU uniform. Frost also currently leads the Atlantic Sun Conference in shots (25), game-winning goals (2), goals (6) and points (12).
Kennesaw State took firm control of the match early on as it was awarded a free kick just outside the box in the third minute of play. Frost stepped up to take the free kick and hit a bender that got over the wall and just inside the left post to give KSU a 1-0 lead.
The Owls controlled play for most of the first half as they did a good job of keeping possession and keeping the Lakers on their heels to take the 1-0 lead into the locker room.
The second half was more of the same as Kennesaw State was getting what they wanted on both ends of the field.
Frost broke through once again in the 70th minute off another set piece except this time she scored on a KSU corner kick. Senior Alyssa Mahan started it off sending the ball into the box that Frost headed into the back of the net for her sixth goal of the season and second goal on the match.
Mahan joins Frost in leading the A-Sun in a statistical category as she now has a conference-high four assists on the season.
The two goals was plenty of support for KSU starting goalkeeper Melissa Hutto as she recorded her second shutout of the season making four saves in the win.
“Overall, I was pleased with our performance tonight,” head coach Rob King said. “Our goal coming into the match was to keep a clean sheet which we did and I liked the way we adjusted playing with 10 men in the second half. We''ve now got eight days to heal up and work on some things in practice before we host UAB in what should be a very good match.”
The Owls outshot the Lakers 15-7 in the match and they also had a big edge in corner kicks, 9-1.
Kennesaw State continues its homestand on Sunday, Sept. 11 as it hosts UAB on Heroes Appreciation Day at 12 p.m. at KSU Soccer Stadium.