2013 Women's Soccer News Archives

March 28, 2014
Duffy adds Torrez for class of 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s head women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy has announced the signing of one more player for the class of 2014. Bailey Torrez, a transfer student from the University of Nevada has signed to continue her college soccer career at King.

March 18, 2014
Tornado participate in Read Across America
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A couple weeks ago, the King University women’s soccer team participated in a Read Across America program at a local elementary school. Organized by junior Casey Shanklin, members of the Tornado went to Highland View Elementary School and read Dr. Seuss books to help promote a love for reading.

February 12, 2014
Duffy signs seven for 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy has announced the program’s signees for 2014. The Tornado have inked seven signees that will be on campus next fall and ready to compete for time in 2014.

February 3, 2014
Tornado win NSCAA Team Academic Award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After a stellar year in the classroom, the King University women’s soccer team has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as a Team Academic Award winner.

January 22, 2014
King to host Winter Skills Camp in February
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head coach Simon Duffy has announced that the women’s soccer program will be hosting a Winter Skills camp on Saturday, February 8. Players from the ages of 12-18 are encouraged to participate in the camp that will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

December 10, 2013
Tornado earn Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the conclusion of the fall sports season, Conference Carolinas has been handing out awards, and the King University women’s soccer team earned the Team Sportsmanship Award. The Tornado won their first Conference Carolinas Tournament game when they upset the league’s top-seed.

November 7, 2013
Thorpe, Ramstack named All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Now that we are nearing the end of the season awards start to be handed out, and two King University women’s soccer players were honored on Thursday. Both Rachel Thorpe and Bekah Ramstack earned All-Conference Carolinas honors for their performances this season.

November 7, 2013
King falls in CC Tournament semis at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Following an upset on Monday night in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University women’s soccer team’s season came to an end on Thursday afternoon at No. 4 seed Pfeiffer University. The eighth seeded Tornado fell 2-0 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, marking the farthest the Tornado have advanced in the league.

November 6, 2013
Hicks, Spears earn TSWA Athlete of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has been an exciting week for King University soccer, two student-athletes earned weekly honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. Chris Hicks earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week and Rayna Spears earned the same distinction on the women’s side.

November 4, 2013
Doran's game-winner gives Tornado first-ever Conference Carolinas Tournament win
BANNER ELK, N.C. – For the first time in school history, the King University women’s soccer team has advanced to the second round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

November 2, 2013
Tornado clinch postseason bid with 5-1 win over Mount Olive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a match that it could not afford to lose, the King University women’s soccer team used a first half offensive explosion to build an insurmountable lead to defeat Mount Olive College 5-1 and earn a bid to the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

October 30, 2013
Women's soccer falls to Converse in double-overtime
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Despite Rachel Thorpe’s 11th goal of the season, the King University women’s soccer team was unable to come away with a win over Conference Carolinas foe Converse College. The Valkyries were able to score in the 102nd minute to defeat the Tornado 2-1 in double-overtime.

October 30, 2013
King student-athletes earn academic all-conference honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the soccer season, awards start to be handed out, and 10 King University soccer players were recognized by Conference Carolinas. Six men’s players were named to the academic all-conference team while four women earned the distinction.

October 26, 2013
Thorpe nets pair in double-overtime loss to Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Despite a Herculean effort from sophomore forward Rachel Thorpe, the King University women’s soccer team fell in an overtime stunner 3-2 to Barton College on Saturday afternoon.

October 22, 2013
King falls at North Greenville 2-1
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer continued their road trip with a Conference Carolinas matchup at North Greenville University. The Crusaders tallied a goal in each half, and held off a late Tornado rally to take the contest 2-1 as both teams battle for a Conference Carolinas Tournament spot.

October 16, 2013
Thorpe leads King past Trevecca Nazarene
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer bounced back from their loss over the weekend with a nonconference win on the road Saturday evening. The Tornado traveled to Nashville to take on Trevecca Nazarene University, and Rachel Thorpe netted two goals in a three minute span late in the second half to give King the 3-1 victory.

October 12, 2013
Lees-McRae defeats King 2-0
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team gave up a pair of first-half goals to Lees-McRae College forward Lena Langille and was unable to get on the board as the Bobcats left Parks Field with a 2-0 victory.

October 9, 2013
Tornado top Erskine for first CC win
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer team took to the road on Wednesday night to face Erskine College, and the Tornado pushed their unbeaten streak for four matches. The Tornado got a late first half goal from Rachel Thorpe, and added a pair of goals in the second half to take the 3-0 win.

October 8, 2013
Women's soccer hosts Kick for the Cure match on Saturday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team will host a Kick for the Cure match on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against rival Lees-McRae College. Donations taken at the gate, with all proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization dedicated to battling breast cancer.

October 5, 2013
King escapes Belmont Abbey with 1-1 draw
BELMONT, N.C. – For the first time this season, the King University women’s soccer team face a road Conference Carolinas match as they traveled to league leading Belmont Abbey College on Saturday. The Crusaders netted a goal in just the second minute to take the lead, but Morgan Lawson kept the Tornado close in the second half, and Keely Easterling evened the score in the 78th minute as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

October 2, 2013
King plays to 3-3 stalemate with Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off of a nonconference win on Saturday, the King University women’s soccer team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday against Limestone College. After grabbing the early lead, the Tornado fell behind, but bounced back and Devon Shanklin evened the score at 3-3 in the 77th minute. Neither team was able to find the back of the net in regulation or either overtime period as the game ended in a draw.

September 28, 2013
Thorpe nets two as King tops Virginia Intermont
BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the first time in their last three home games, there was no precipitation falling for the King University women’s soccer game as they hosted Virginia Intermont College on Saturday. The Tornado took advantage of the near perfect weather conditions as Rayna Spears gave King the lead in the fourth minute. Rachel Thorpe added a pair of goals as the Tornado topped their crosstown rivals 3-0.

September 25, 2013
Easterling scores in 3-1 loss to Carson-Newman
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team got a second-half goal from Keely Easterling, but was unable to erase a three-goal deficit and fell to Carson-Newman University 3-1.

September 21, 2013
Dagher makes nine saves in loss to Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team fell to Pfeiffer University 4-0 at a rainy Parks Field on Saturday afternoon.

September 18, 2013
Shanklin's goal gives King first win of 2013 over Milligan
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – After struggling to find the back of the net in its first four games, the King University women’s soccer team earned its first victory on the strength of a second-half goal by Devon Shanklin and brilliant goalkeeping by Nicole Dagher.

September 14, 2013
Tornado fall to Emmanuel 3-1
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Tornado women’s soccer team was able to net a second-half equalizer, but two goals in the final third of the game from Emmanuel College sealed the Lions’ 3-1 win.

September 11, 2013
Concord tops King 1-0
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team continued their homestand on Wednesday afternoon when they hosted nonconference opponent Concord University. Both teams had scoring chances in the first half, and Concord found the back of the net in the second frame to take the 1-0 win.

September 7, 2013
Tornado drop heartbreaker to Bluefield
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King women’s soccer team opened its 2013 home schedule with a hard fought contest against visiting Bluefield College, falling 2-1 on an overtime header by the Rams.

September 5, 2013
King falls at Brevard in season opener
BREVARD, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team opened the 2013 season at Brevard College and the Tornados took a lead in the first half. Brevard netted a pair of goals early in the second half to gain separation and take the 3-1 victory.

August 29, 2013
King eyes postseason berth for third straight season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In just their second year in Conference Carolinas, the King University women’s soccer team is coming off of their second consecutive conference tournament appearance. The Tornado have a solid group returning and will look to get back to the postseason for their third time in as many years in 2013.