KSU hosts evacuated soccer team (Marietta Daily Journal)


KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 14, 2018) — Hurricane Florence’s assault on the Carolina coastline continued Friday afternoon, but nearly 400 miles away, the storm led to the unlikely reunion of two former high school teammates.

Coastal Carolina University’s women’s soccer team was supposed to host the University of Arkansas at Little Rock this week. But the game could not be played in South Carolina as students evacuated and the campus closed ahead of the hurricane’s arrival.

Instead, Coastal Carolina’s soccer team sought refuge in Cobb, where they took on the ladies of Little Rock at Kennesaw State University’s track and field facility.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu