King falls at Emmanuel in Conference Carolinas opener

Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women's soccer team opened Conference Carolinas play with a tough test at Emmanuel College on Saturday. The Lions scored early in the second half to take the lead and added an insurance goal late, taking the contest 2-0.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Emmanuel 2, King 0
LOCATION: Emmanuel Soccer Field; Franklin Springs, Ga.
RECORDS: King 1-3, 0-1 Conference Carolinas; Emmanuel 1-3, 1-0 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Tornado were on the attack early, taking four shots and earning a corner kick in the first 15 minutes. One of the shots, a header by Haley Cook nearly missed as it hit the post.
  • Emmanuel then turned the field, taking a pair of shots, the second saved by King goalkeeper Olivia Drake.
  • King attempted to answer as Mackenzie Wrather put back-to-back shots on target, but both were turned away by Lion keeper Hannah Welch.
  • At halftime, the score remained scoreless with the Tornado posting eight shots, three on frame and the Lions taking three shots and placing one on goal.
  • Emmanuel pressured the Tornado early in the second half, ripping a shot that was turned away by Drake in the 47th minute that resulted in a corner kick.
  • Following the corner kick, Elisa Bornheimer put the ball into the back of the net on a pass Hannah Watson, giving the Lions a 1-0 advantage.
  • King answered two shots on goal from Kara Garrett and Cook, but both were turned away in the 53rd minute.
  • The Tornado kept trying to get the equalizer, and Bailey Torrez nearly found it in the 75th minute, but her shot went off the crossbar.
  • That was the best scoring chance the Tornado had down the stretch, and the Lions found the back of the net again in the 88th minute to take the contest 2-0.
  • King ripped 19 shots in the game, placing nine on goal and registered nine corner kicks.
  • Drake posted three saves for the Tornado in goal.

FOR THE FOES

  • Emmanuel placed five of their eight shots on goal and registered two corner kicks.
  • Welch posted nine saves to record the shutout in goal for the Lions.

UP NEXT

  • King returns home on Wednesday when they host Milligan College at 5:00 p.m. at Parks Field.
  • Emmanuel next travels to take on Auburn University at Montgomery on Tuesday.
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