October 13, 2012

Pfeiffer and King Battle to Nil-Nil Tie for Second Straight Meeting

Both teams were held scoreless through 110 minutes with King's Morgan Lawson totally 10 saves in the draw.

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – King goalkeeper Morgan Lawson made 10 saves to help keep the Pfeiffer University Falcons out of the back of the net. King failed to score, leaving the contest at a 0-0 draw after 110 minutes of play at N.E. Lefko Field.

King had a prime scoring opportunity in the first half when freshman Kendyl Baird (Boone, N.C.) rang the cross bar just short of the 14 minute mark, but luck did not side with the Lady Tornado as it stayed out of the Falcon cage.

Immediately afterward, Lawson was immediately tested four times in a three-minute span of time. Aaliyah Jackson put three of the team's four shots on net, where Lawson made three stops and was helped by her team on an open net occurrence on Jackson's final attempt.

Jackson nearly gave Pfeiffer the lead in the final minute of play in the first half, replicating Baird's shot attempt from earlier in the half. She rang another shot off of the crossbar but again, it stayed out of the net. Despite the surge of offense from the Falcons, King and Pfeiffer both went into the locker room tied at zero.

Pfeiffer picked up the offensive intensity with 13 shot attempts on Lawson but put only five on target. The Falcons' Katlyn Stevens hit the crossbar for the second time on the afternoon but after 90 minutes both teams remained scoreless.

In the pair of overtime sessions, both teams combined for three shot attempts each with Pfeiffer put two of theirs on goal for Lawson to make saves on. The tie was not broken after 20 extra minutes of play, resulting in a 0-0 draw.

King mustered 12 shot attempts with four different players having a pair. Rachel Thorpe (Ontario, Canada) put both of hers on target. Morgan Lawson (Goodview, Va.) finished with 10 saves in her second start of her collegiate career.

The Lady Tornado are now 3-6-2 overall and hold a 2-5-2 record in Conference Carolinas play with four matches left to play. Their next match is one of two nonconference matches left of the schedule against Concord University on Oct. 19. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.