King Victims of Second Half Surge

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Trailing by only one goal in entering the second half of play, the King Tornado women's soccer team surrendered three goals in the last 45 minutes in a 4-0 loss to Lees-McRae on Wednesday afternoon.

The loss marks the second straight game against a Conference Carolina opponent where the team has not scored, but showed early signs of an offensive threat. Three of the team's five first half shots came in the first 15 minutes of the game, all by different players.

Abbey Kitts (Tazewell, Va.) was challenged between the post, facing 35 shots in the game. Of those shots, 15 were on goal. Kitts made 11 saves on the day, her second double-digit save performance of the season.

King took nine shots in the match, placing two on goal. Morgan Shelton (Chattanooga, Tenn.) put both of those shots on goal while Jamie Grigsby (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) led the team with three attempts.

The Tornado fall to 1-3-0 on the season and 0-2-0 in Conference Carolina play. The team begins a three-game road trip to take on Mount Olive (Sept. 17), Erskine (Sept. 20) and Coker (Sept. 28) before returning to Parks Field (Bristol, Tenn.). King will begin a women's/men's doubleheader on Oct. 1 when they host St. Andrews at home with the women's beginning the action at 2:00 p.m.