Balanced attack leads King past Mars Hill

Balanced attack leads King past Mars Hill

BRISTOL, Tenn. – On this sunny afternoon at Parks Field the King University women's soccer team turned in a solid performance against Mars Hill University, earning their first victory of the season. The Tornado got goals from four different goal scorers, taking the 4-3 win.

FINAL SCORE: King 4, Mars Hill 3
LOCATION: Parks Field, Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 1-1, Mars Hill 0-2


  • Mars Hill got off to a very quick start scoring in the third minute when Natasha Castellano scored unassisted.
  • The Tornado answered scoring four of the next five goals to take the lead.
  • Catherine Walsh got King on the board when she scored a header from Lindsay Curtis which landed in the front right corner of the goal.
  • After Castellano scored again in the 15th minute, the Tornado struck back when Miranda Smith hit a stellar shot from the right corner to the upper right net in the 27th minute
  • Kendyl Baird scored in the 50th minute when she received a free kick from Smith and hit a shot into the lower left hand corner of the net.
  • The final goal for King came from Kara Garrett who received a long pass from Reagan Dempsey in the box and beat the defender ripping a shot in the lower right corner of the net.
  • For the game, Mars Hill had 12 shots putting seven shots on frame and King had nine shots, seven of which were on goal.


  • Castellano tallied a hat trick for the day.
  • Kaityln Danglemaler had three saves on the day.
  • Julia Johnson had the only assist for the Lions.


  • King will be in action again on Wednesday when they square off against Tusculum at 7:00 in Greeneville, Tenn.
  • Mars Hill next takes on Converse College on Wednesday.
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