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Elon rolls over Kennesaw State in season opener 


It took just 33 seconds for the Elon Women’s Lacrosse team to score its first goal of the 2015 season. After that, the Phoenix never looked back, routing Kennesaw State 24-8 in the season opener from Rhodes Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The 24 goals scored by the Phoenix is the most in program history.

Freshman midfielder Stephanie Asher led Elon with five goals on nine shots. Three of those goals came in the first six minutes of the second half.

The Phoenix jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Sydney Farwick netted the first goal for the Owls. She finished with four goals.

Reigning Atlantic Sun Rookie of the Year Sloane Kessler tallied three goals and a record four assists for the Phoenix. Three other Elon players finished with three goals.

The Phoenix out-shot the Owls 43-13 while grabbing 19 ground balls to KSU’s 11.

Next up for Elon, the Phoenix welcome local rival Duke to Rhodes Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m.

About the author: Justin Biegel

Justin is a 21-year-old senior from Baltimore, Maryland. He has been ELN's Sports Director since 2013. Justin also has experience as an evening and sports anchor for ELN. He interned at WBAL-TV in Baltimore the last two summers covering the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens. Follow Justin on Twitter @Justin_Biegel

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