JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team took to the road to face one of the premier teams in the southeast region in Carson-Newman University. The Eagles turned in solid performance, defeating the Tornado 3-0 on Wednesday evening.
FINAL SCORE: Carson-Newman 3, King 0
LOCATION: McCown Field; Jefferson City, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 3-7; Carson-Newman 9-2
HOW IT HAPPENED
- It didn't take long for the Eagles to gain the lead as Holly Talbut-Smith found Alex Brandan in the middle of the field in the ninth minute. Brandan then beat the keeper, putting Carson-Newman ahead.
- Olivia Drake, kept the contest at 1-0 when she came up with a save in the 28th minute.
- King then tried to turn the field as Kara Garrett ripped a shot in the 44th minute, but it was turned away.
- Haley Cook followed with a free kick in the 45th minute that went wide, but resulted in a corner. However, King couldn't convert as the Eagles held a 1-0 lead at halftime.
- Carson-Newman came out in the second half and added onto their lead in the 50th minute. The ball found Talbut-Smith in the front of the net and she volleyed it in, giving the Eagles a 2-0 lead.
- Drake kept the deficit there, making five saves the rest of the way, giving the offense a chance to find the back of the net.
- However, the Eagle defense was too much, holding the King offense to only two shots in the second half. Both shots came in the first 10 minutes of the stanza and both sailed wide of the goal.
- Hannah Henry added an insurance goal in the 89th minute, giving Carson-Newman the 3-0 victory.
- King took six shots, placing one on frame.
- Drake made seven saves for the Tornado.
FOR THE FOES
- The Eagles took 25 shots in the contest, placing 10 on goal.
- Jacqueline Burns made one save for the shutout.
- King will be in action again on Saturday when they host the University of Mount Olive. Kickoff from Parks Field is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.
- Carson-Newman hosts Catawba College on Saturday.