Women’s Soccer Announces 2012 Slate

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College Women's Soccer has finalized its 2012 game schedule. The 2011 Conference Carolinas Tournament participants will unveil a 16-game regular season slate that will feature the Lady Tornado at home nine times over the course of the season.


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King will open its regular season on Thursday, Aug. 30 with their first match on the road against Young Harris at Frances Wood Wilson Soccer Field (Young Harris, Ga.). The Navy and Scarlet will play their first match on their home pitch in a duel of Tornados when Brevard College comes to Parks Field on Wednesday, Sept. 5 for a 4 p.m. kickoff.

The Lady Tornado will waste no time beginning their second season of Conference Carolinas play when they open the league slate against Converse College in game three of the season. King hosts the Valkyries at Parks Field on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. as the first of 11 conference games in 2012.

The heart of the Conference Carolinas schedule begins in mid-September when the Lady Tornado hit the road for Tigerville, S.C. when they play at Mount Olive on Sept. 15.

The Lady Tornado will begin a four-game homestand at Parks Field, starting on Sept. 18 against the Coker Cobras. Three of the four teams traveling to Bristol resulted in King wins a season ago with Belmont Abbey College, who conclude the three-week stay at home, being the Lady Tornado's only loss of the group and of their final six regular season games in 2011.

Included in the homestand is North Greenville University (Sept. 26) and Barton College (Sept. 29). King's 2-0 shutout victory over the Crusaders last season helped start an incredible finish to the backend of the team's schedule in which they finished the season 4-1-1 to clinch a spot in the Conference Carolinas postseason tournament.

King then engages on the three-match road trip on Oct. 6 beginning in Gaffney, S.C. when they play Limestone College. The Saints served as King's first ever Conference Carolinas match in the program's history and also eliminated King from the postseason in the quarterfinal round. Queens University of Charlotte (N.C.) and Pfeiffer University comprise the other two teams on the road trip. Both teams took the Lady Tornado into double overtime in their respective games last year which King finished 1-0-1 in, capped off by former Lady Tornado forward Morgan Shelton's game-winning goal against the Royals in the waning seconds of the final overtime session for a 2-1 victory.

The Lady Tornado will close out the regular season conference schedule on the road against the defending regular season and tournament champion, Lees-McRae Bobcats. Following their match with Lees-McRae the team will conclude the regular season at home against Trevecca Nazarene University on Saturday, Oct. 27. That day will also serve as Senior Day and feature a 1 p.m. kickoff, leading into the start of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Oct. 29.

King finished the 2011 season under first-year head coach Simon Duffy with an 8-8-1 overall record while holding a 7-4-1 ledger in league play. After starting the season 1-4, Duffy and the Lady Tornado turned their fortune and play around with three straight victories in conference play where they recorded two shutouts and outscored opponents 10-2 to level their overall record. After two non-conference losses, King again turned it into high gear by completing the season on a 4-1-1 run and won or tied nine of their last 10 league matches to advance to the Conference Carolinas Tournament in its first year participating in the league.

Recent graduate Morgan Shelton led the team in both goals (15), assists (5), and points (33) en route to being named to the All-Conference and two All-Region teams as a senior. Senior Devon Shanklin (Knoxville, Tenn.) will return as the team's leading scorer with five goals and will return every player from last year's team that registered points in 2011.

The team will play three exhibition matches prior to the start of the season, beginning on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Carson-Newman. King will then host local rival Virginia Intermont College on Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. before closing preseason play at Emory & Henry College on Aug. 27. 

 

DATE

OPPONENT

H/A

TIME

2011 RECORD (CC)

Aug. 18

Carson-Newman $

A

12 p.m.

5-11-1

Aug. 21

Virginia Intermont $

H

4 p.m.

(first season)

Aug. 27

Emory & Henry  $

A

5:30 p.m.

9-8-1

Aug. 30

Young Harris

A

4 p.m.

10-7-1

Sept. 5

Brevard

H

4 p.m.

3-14-0

Sept. 8

Converse *

H

2 p.m.

2-15-1 (2-10)

Sept. 12

Lincoln Memorial

H

2 p.m.

8-8-2

Sept. 15

Mount Olive *

A

7 p.m.

10-5-2 (8-3-1)

Sept. 18

Coker *

H

2 p.m.

1-16-1 (1-10-1)

Sept. 26

North Greenville *

H

2 p.m.

5-8-2 (4-6-2)

Sept. 29

Barton *

H

2 p.m.

3-12-1 (2-9-1)

Oct. 4

Belmont-Abbey *

H

2 p.m.

12-7-2 (10-2)

Oct. 6

Limestone *

A

1 p.m.

13-5-1 (9-3)

Oct. 10

Queens (N.C.) *

A

7 p.m.

7-10-2 (7-4-1)

Oct. 13

Pfeiffer *

A

1 p.m.

9-10-1 (7-4-1)

Oct. 17

Erskine *

H

1 p.m.

6-11-0 (5-7-0)

Oct. 19

Concord (W.Va.)

A

4 p.m.

9-8

Oct. 23

Lees McRae *
Regular Season & Tournament Champions

A

5 p.m.

13-5-3 (11-1)

Oct. 27

Trevecca Nazarene  (Senior Day)

H

1 p.m.

8-8-2

Oct. 29

Conference Carolinas (first round)

TBA

TBA

 

Nov. 1

Conference Carolinas (semifinal round)

TBA

TBA

 

Nov. 3

Conference Carolinas (final round)

TBA

TBA

 
 
 
 
 
 
$ indicates scrimmage

* indicates Conference Carolinas match

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