November 19, 2010

Lady Tornado Soccer scores spot in NCCAA Mid-East title tilt

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - King College earned a spot in the 2010 NCCAA Women's Soccer Mid-East Region Championship contest with a 4-0 decision over rival Covenant (Ga.) College in a contest played at Campbellsville (Ky.) University Friday.

King, now at 6-12 on the season and the No. 3 seed, will play top seed and host Campbellsville (Ky.) University after a 6-0 win over No. 4 seed Tennessee Temple University 6-0. King and Campbellsville have a 6 p.m. match Saturday to decide the NCCAA Mid-East region champion and the automatic bid to the NCCAA Division I Women's Soccer National Tournament. Covenant, the No. 2 seed, ends the season with a 10-7-1.

Maggie Lynskey (Chattanooga, Tenn.) had a pair of goals with one coming in each half for King.

Hannah Shankle (Bristol, Tenn.) booted home her team-high eighth goal of 2010 with 25 minutes left to cap the Lady Tornado scoring. Cheyenne Montgomery (Sevierville, Tenn.) assisted on the goal.

The other King goal was off Morgan Shelton's (Chattanooga, Tenn.) boot in the seventh minute which was also her eighth score of the season.

Abbey Kitts (Tazewell, Va.) stopped five shots from the Lady Scots for King's second shutout of the season and both have come in the last five outings. The Lady Tornado held rival Milligan (Tenn.) College scoreless on Oct. 19.

The four-goal margin was the largest in the series since King beat Covenant 3-0 in the 2007 season. Last season Covenant won a 2-1 match with King winning 2-1 and 1-0 in 2008.

Overall King had 13 shots, nine on goal, with just eight shots by Covenant.

The win coupled along with a victory at North Greenville (S.C.) University on Nov. 6 gives the Lady Tornado a two-game winning streak for the first time this season.