November 15, 2010

Lady Tornado to kick off NCCAA Mid-East play with Covenant

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College knows the path in the NCCAA Mid-East Region Women's Soccer Tournament as the Lady Tornado opens with a semifinal contest against Covenant (Ga.) College Friday at 6:30 p.m.

The Lady Tornado will take a No. 3 seed and a 5-12 record to play No. 2 seed Covenant in a contest played at Campbellsville (Ky.) University. Campbellsville has the top seed and plays No. 4 seed Tennessee Temple University at 4 p.m. in the other semifinal.

Friday's semifinal winners will battle Saturday in a 6 p.m. championship meeting. The region tournament winner earns an automatic bid to the NCCAA Division I Women's Soccer National Tournament to be contested Dec. 1-4 in Kissimmee, Fla.

King has not played any of the three teams in the region tournament this season.

The Lady Tornado has a 2-6 record in matches outside of Bristol this season and the two wins have been in the last three road contests. One of the wins came the last time King played, a 2-1 victory at North Greenville (S.C.) University on Nov. 6.

Last season King played at Covenant on Oct. 10 and Covenant escaped with a 2-1 decision. The Lady Tornado's 2009 season came to an end after a 2-1 NCCAA Mid-East Region semifinal defeat at the hands of Campbellsville.

Covenant comes into the postseason with a 10-6-1 record after a 2-1 loss on Wednesday at Birmingham Southern (Ala.) College. The Lady Scots come in with a 4-4 record away from home this season after going 3-8-4 a season ago away from Lookout Mountain.

King owns a 5-2-1 record against Covenant since the start of the 2006 season.

The only meeting between any of the four teams in the event this season was Campbellsville traveling to Covenant on Sept. 4, a contest won by Covenant 1-0.

2010 NCCAA Mid-East Region Women's Soccer Tournament

Friday, Nov. 19

4 p.m. - (1) Campbellsville vs. (4) Tennessee Temple

6:30 p.m. - (2) Covenant vs. (3) King

Saturday, Nov. 20

6 p.m. - Semifinal Winners