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Women's Soccer By Libby Knight

SOC: Owls Continue Road Swing with Trip to Furman

KSU and the Paladins to do Battle at 7 p.m. ET in Greenville, S.C.

Match 7: Kennesaw State (3-2-1) at Furman (4-2-0)
Date: Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m. ET
Location: Eugene Stone Soccer Stadium | Greenville, S.C.
Links: Live Stats | Game Notes | Tickets
Social Media: Twitter | Facebook
Series History: Series tied at 1-1-0
Last Meeting: Furman won 3-0 on Sept. 12, 2014 in Kennesaw, Ga.

Game Preview
The Kennesaw State soccer team continues its five-game road swing with its second-straight trip to South Carolina as the Owls head to Greenville, S.C., to do battle with Furman on Friday night (Sept. 11) in the Eugene Stone Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. ET.
 
This will be the third all-time meeting between the Owls and the Paladins, with the series tied at 1-1, with Furman taking last season's meeting by a score of 3-0 in the last meeting on Sept. 12, 2014 in Kennesaw. This will be the first time the two teams have not met on Sept. 12 as both previous outings have been held on that date. In both meetings, the winning team has scored three goals with KSU taking a 3-1 victory in the first-ever meeting in 2008.
 
Kemp's Brace Powers Owls Past The Citadel
A brace from junior Cassidy Kemp helped lead the Kennesaw State soccer team to a 3-2 win over The Citadel in the Owls' final match of the Charleston Cup on an overcast and rainy Sunday afternoon (Sept. 6) at Washington Light Infantry Field in Charleston, S.C.
 
Key Players: Cassidy Kemp (two goals, four shots, two shots on goal), Hannah Churchill (one goal, two shots, one on goal)
 
KSU Team Notes
- After registering her second brace of the season to lead the Owls to a 3-2 win over The Citadel on Sunday, junior Cassidy Kemp earned her first career Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week honor.
 
- It was the second time this season that Kemp has posted two goals in a game as she also punched in two scores against Alabama A&M in the Owls' season opener.
 
- Kemp ranks second in the A-Sun with five goals and is third in the conference with 11 points this season, to go along with one assist in 2015.
 
- With only a pair of losses to go along with three wins and a tie, the Owls are off to their best start since 2008, when KSU also started off its season with a 3-2-1 record.

- The Owls offense ranks in the top 12 in NCAA rankings as KSU has scored the second-most goals in the nation with 20 on the season. KSU also ranks fifth in scoring offense (3.33), eighth in total points (51) and is 12th in points per game (8.5).
 
- Kemp also ranks in the top 40 in several NCAA categories, including coming in 15th in total goals with five and is 25th in total points with 11. She also ranks 32nd in goals per game (0.833) and is 40th in points per game (1.83).
 
- The Owls also lead the Atlantic Sun Conference in shots (116), points (51), goals (20), goals per game (3.33) and corners (32).
 
- KSU has outscored its opponents by a margin of 20 to nine, while also outshooting their foes 116 to 48 through six games this season.  
 
- Sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Zambetti has started the last three contests for the Owls, playing a team-high 335 minutes in goal and also leads the team with 16 saves.
  
2015 Stat Leaders
Minutes: 560, Hannah Churchill, Ida Hepsoe, Carly Pressgrove, Abby Roth
Points: 15, Brittney Reed
Goals: 7, Brittney Reed
Assists: 2, Hannah Churchill, Kim Fincher, Ida Hepsoe
Shots: 25, Brittney Reed
Shots on Goal: 18, Brittney Reed
Goals Against Average: 0.00, Olivia Sturdivant
Saves: 16, Ashley Zambetti
 
Next Up
The Owls return to South Carolina for their fourth trip to the state as KSU takes on Southeastern Conference (SEC) foe South Carolina on Monday (Sept. 14) at 6 p.m. ET in Columbia.
 
To keep up with the latest Kennesaw State soccer news follow the team on Twitter @KSUOwlNation and @KSUOwlsSoccer or by liking Kennesaw State University on Facebook.
 
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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