Scoreless in Bristol, King Earns Draw Against Pfeiffer

BRISTOL, Tenn. – After 110 minutes of play at Parks Field, King College and Pfeiffer College battled to a nil-nil draw in a Saturday afternoon Conference Carolinas matchup. Each keeper earned their own with 15 combined saves and zero goals allowed while the Lady Tornado (5-6-1, 4-3-1) remain over .500 in league play.

Abbey Kitts (Tazewell, Va.) made her mark in the contest with six saves in as many opportunities in the maximum amount of time to play. Pfeiffer totaled 11 shots to King's 10, putting more pressure on the Lady Tornado with six second half shot attempts. Kitts made five of her six saves in the second half of play. Of Pfeiffer's two shots taken between the two overtime sessions, neither was on goal.

Her counterpart between the posts, Jamie Alcala, made nine saves on the day. Nine of King's 10 shots fell between the posts, but not beyond. King applied an even amount of pressure from start to finish, spraying an even amount of shots throughout the 110 minutes played. Two of King's nine shots on goal were taken in the second overtime session while Alcala made five of her nine total saves in the second period alone.

Pfeiffer also earned its first conference draw (4-3-1) to keep even with King in the conference standings.

King ends a five-game homestand with a 2-2-1 record in that time with each of their wins coming against Conference Carolinas members. They will take to the road for their next two matches when they play a pair of league games at Belmont Abbey on Oct. 19 and Barton College on Oct. 22.  King will then return home to celebrate its annual Senior Day against Queens (N.C.) on Oct. 25 at Parks Field.