WALESKA, Ga. - After scoring a program-record 21 goals two days earlier, Reinhardt University's women's lacrosse team matched the effort Saturday morning, defeating the club team from Georgia State University, 21-5, at Ken White Field.
"We transitioned the ball really well," said RU head coach Christine Hatton. "We shared the ball really well. We were able to get goals from a lot of people today. We played a good game on defense. We communicated well and got back defensively. All in all, we played a really good game."
The Lady Eagles (2-0) were up 2-0 less than 90 seconds into the game off goals by Calyn Kelly and Sarah Hewett. The lead would hit seven within 10 minutes as Ashley Gongas, Bre Hall, and Jarae Comstock each had a goal with Kaleigh Clarke adding two. GSU would score its only goal of the first half just over 12 minutes into the game, but the Lady Eagles would add seven more scores. Gongas and Brooke Haley each found the net twice in the final 15 minutes of the period, with Comstock, Kelly, and Clarke adding a goal each.
RU would out-score Georgia State, 7-4, in the second half. Seven different Lady Eagles scored in the half, with Haley, Gongas, Clarke, Kelly, Hewett, Comstock, and Gina Ives all getting tallies for the home squad for the win.
Reinhardt will be back in action Friday as it plays host to No. 1 Savannah College of Art and Design in a match-up of top-10 teams in the National Women's Lacrosse League.