First road test coming for KSU

Kennesaw State (0-0-1), (0-0-0) to Wofford (0-0-1), (0-0-0)
Location: Spartanburg, SC | Snyder field
Date: Sunday August 21
Time: 2:00 PM EST
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KENNESAW, Ga. –The Kennesaw State women’s soccer team is looking to bounce back on the road against the Wofford Terriers at Snyder Field on Sunday.

The two programs faced off last season, with the Owls picking up a 3-1 victory on September 19, 2021 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. KSU leads the all-time series 2-0-2.

In the season opener, Wofford drew 2-2 against UNC Asheville on Thursday.

May Jensen Early Scores
Real Freshman May Jensen scored in the 41st minute on his college debut to put the Owls up 1-0 early in southern Alabama on Thursday. Jensen was one of six true freshmen to gain playing time Thursday.

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Kaylee Hammer earned the start at goaltending on Thursday. The graduate transfer made the second start of his career and the first as an owl. Hammer finished with five saves against the Jags, one shy of his career high.

Two All-ASUN Pre-Season Ground Honors

Becky Contreras and ebony clarke both earned preseason All-ASUN honors. Clarke capped off a strong season finishing third in ASUN with five goals, 11 points and three game-winning goals. Contreras, ASUN’s 2019 Rookie of the Year, has been nominated three times for all conferences.

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second striker Macie rainwater led the Owls in scoring as a rookie a season ago, scoring seven goals and 14 points to earn a spot on the all-conference freshman team. The forward also scored KSU’s first hat-trick since Shannon Driscoll on August 28, 2016, with three goals in the ASUN Tournament quarter-final win over Central Arkansas.

Return of the top four scorers
Kennesaw State is bringing back 85.7% of its score from a season ago. The top four scorers of 2021, Macie rainwater, ebony clarke, Kendall Higgs and Tianna Rivera are back for another season on the pitch.

New faces
KSU includes 14 newcomers, 11 of whom are freshmen. The Owls brought in a trio of transfers, Morgane Thomas (Kansas), Kaylee Hammer (Cincinnati) and Madelyn Baucom (Virginia Tech). The freshman class includes four players from Georgia, two from Florida and one from South Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Washington and Argentina.

International talent fair
The Owls have several players with international experience on the team this season. First-year student Chiara Singarella plays for the Argentine national football and handball team. Singarella also played for the Independiente Rivadavia team, winning three consecutive championships in the Primera B Nacional league in Argentina. Second year Therese Wowk played with the Peru national team in the 2022 Copa America Femenina tournament in July. Junior Agata Giani hails from Milan, Italy and has played for FC Internazionale U19, CFB Bocconi and Polisportiva Segrate. The midfielder appeared in 19 games last season, making 15 starts.

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Hayley Decker (1,802) and Erin Miller (1,724) led the team in minutes played. Dekker’s 1,802 minutes were the 10 most in KSU history. Miller and Dekker started all 19 games a season ago and the duo played all 90 minutes of Thursday’s game against South Alabama.

The Higgs Experiment
senior red shirt Kendall Higgs is entering his fifth season playing for the Owls. The forward/midfielder has provided a steady presence since joining the program in 2018. The Loxahatchee, Fla. native has been named to the ASUN Conference Second Team three of the past four seasons.

next game
The Owls travel to Birmingham, Alabama for a game against the UAB Blazers Thursday at 8 p.m.

For the latest from the Kennesaw State Women’s Soccer Team, follow the team on Twitter @KSUOwlNation and @KSUOwlsSoccer or by liking Kennesaw State University on Facebook.

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