Alabama soccer’s offense had been quiet to this point of the season. It had only scored two goals in three games, but the Crimson Tide exploded for six goals in its 6-0 win over Kennesaw State. The win was its first of the season.

Forward Casey Wertz and midfielder Kat Rogers led the attack, both finishing with a pair of goals.

Rogers drilled two goals from outside of the box, including a 30-yard shot.

“The first one I just saw the goal and went for it,” Rogers said. “Just really happy and really proud. Just happy to contribute to the team. The second goal was a really good little breakaway Taylor Hubbard had at the top of the box. I was just screaming for it. I was going to lay it off to Emma (Welch), but the gap just opened up and I said, ‘Why not?’ again and went for it.”

Rogers, who usually plays defensive midfield, finished with two shots and two assists.

Alabama finished with 10 corners, three of which led to goals.

Defender Kayla Mounton scored the first goal of the game. Defender Taylor Morgan tapped the corner right to Mounton, putting the Crimson Tide ahead from the eighth minute onward.

The Crimson Tide kept the pressure on the entire game, outshooting the Owls 30-6, with 14 on goal.

After giving up four goals in its previous game, Alabama’s defense was solid. It held the Owls to just six shots, with only one coming on goal.

Keeper Alex Plavin finished with her second career shutout win. She made one save in the game.

“Earlier games we had some problems in our back line obviously, conceding a couple goals,” Mounton said. “This game we were determined to win. We have a team goal of 11 shutouts and this game started us out.”

Forward Chloe Maize went down in the 22nd minute with a right knee injury.

“It obviously doesn’t look good,” Hart said. “She’s in street clothes and a big brace. [That’s] The importance of having depth, good young players who can come in and fill the void. She’s a huge loss.”

Alabama hosts Virginia Tech on Aug. 31 for its third game of the six-game homestand.