MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Senior Morgan Shelton struck again in the King women's soccer match versus Mount Olive on Saturday, but the score was not enough to pull out a win. The Trojans defeated the Tornado, 3-1, at Amon Field (Mount Olive, N.C.), dropping King to 0-3-0 in conference play.
Mount Olive's Lindsey Stanley recorded a hat trick against King keeper Abbey Kitts. All goals were scored in the second half of play.
King survived 17 first half shots by Mount Olive behind Kitts' (Tazewell, Va.) nine saves. Kitts finished the game with 11 saves, despite the three goals.
In the 48th minute, Stanley benefitted from a rebound off of Kitts and converted a 10-yard shot to get the Trojans on the board. Stanley struck again five minutes later when Kitts was drawn off her line and Stanley put one in a near-empty net to put the Trojans up, 2-0.
Shelton (Chattanooga, Tenn.) halved the lead, scoring her fourth goal of the season. From 30 yards out, Shelton put up a long-range shot that floated up and over Mount Olive goalkeeper Lyndsey McIntyre.
Stanley added one last goal to insure the lead and the win for Mount Olive. Her final goal came just before the turn of the 72nd minute.
King was outshot 24-7 in the game but only allowed seven shots in the second half. Shelton finished with four shots, three on goal.
The Tornado (1-4-0, 0-3-0) will engage the Erskine Flying Fleet on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 5:00, continuing their three-game road trip.