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Kennesaw State (1-0-0), Alabama A&M (0-1-0)Key Players: Brittney Reed
(six goals on 12 shots), Cassidy Kemp
(two goals on six shots), Hannah Churchill
(one goal, two assists), Kim Fincher
(one goal, two assists) KENNESAW, Ga. –
The Kennesaw State soccer team put on a record-setting performance to open the 2015 season as redshirt-junior Brittney Reed
registered a double hat trick to lead the Owls in a 12-0 drilling of Alabama A&M on Friday night (Aug. 21) at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
Reed, who scored the Owls' first three goals, wasted no time in getting KSU (1-0-0) on the board as she finished a corner kick service from senior Hannah Churchill
in the third minute. She added to the lead with a pair of goals 33 seconds apart in the 14th minutes as KSU went on to score four more times before intermission.
Reed and junior Cassidy Kemp
opened the second half with back-to-back goals, with the Owls sailing to the 12-0 win on Opening Night.
KSU next makes the short trip to Atlanta, Ga., for its first road game of the season, taking on regional rival Georgia State on Monday night (Aug. 24) at 7 p.m. ET in the GSU Soccer Complex. Quotables
"We had a clean sheet for our goalkeepers and not much given up defensively. We had a game plan going into the game. We played a high press, which we were able to sustain it over a long period of time. It is always good to get people off the mark, get them scoring early on in the season. We got everybody who was healthy into the game and came out without injuries. All-in-all it was a great night for the KSU fans that were here and for any neutrals that were here to when you see that many goals."- Kennesaw State Head Coach Rob King
"It was just an amazing feeling and I just want to thank my teammates and the coaches for all the preparation that we have had so far. It was a great way to start off the season. It is definitely a challenge with the position change, but I am ready to accept it and just have to keep working hard."- Kennesaw State Redshirt-Junior Brittney Reed Notes
- KSU as a team set two program records against the Bulldogs, including the most points (32) registered in a single game and most goals score (12) in a single game.
- The Owls also had the fourth most shots (36) in a contest and their eight assists tied for the sixth-most helpers in a single game.
- Redshirt-junior Brittney Reed
's 12 points and six goals set program records for most points and goals in a single contest.
- Reed also took the second-most shots in a single game with 12 against the Bulldogs.
- Multiple players had career- firsts against Alabama A&M, including junior Cassidy Kemp
earning her first career point on her first career assist on Reed's third goal in the 14th minute. She would go on to score her first career goal in the 18th minute of the match, before notching her second in the 56th minute.
- Junior Kim Fincher
registered her first career point on an assist of Reed's first goal and followed that up with her first career goal in the 29th minute and a second assist in the second half.
- Sophomore Ida Hepsoe
tallied her first career point on an assist of Reed's fifth goal in the 27th minute.
- Senior Hannah Churchill
and junior Monica Herrera
each secured their second career goals, while Churchill's two assists were her second and third helpers in her career.
- Also recording points tonight were junior Shannon Driscoll
with a goal, junior Maggie Gaughan
with an assist and sophomore Khatra Mahdi
with an assist.
- Junior Catherine McDuff
and sophomore Ashley Zambetti
split time in goal for the Owls, earning the shutout with one combined save on the night.
- Tonight's win registers the first season-opening win for the Owls since 2010 and the first home-opening win since 2011.
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. Fifth Third Bank is the Official Bank of Kennesaw State Athletics. Fifth Third Bank Stadium is the home of women's soccer, women's lacrosse and football, which will play its inaugural season in 2015.
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