Early goals down King at Pfeiffer

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

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women's soccer team stayed on the road to face another one of the Conference Carolinas leaders, Pfeiffer University on Saturday. The Falcons scored two goals in the first 10 minutes and three in the first half as they took the contest 4-0 from King.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Pfeiffer 4, King 0
LOCATION: N.E. Lefko Field; Misenheimer, N.C.
RECORDS: King 4-9, 2-5 Conference Carolinas; Pfeiffer 8-4-1, 7-1 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • It didn't take the homestanding Falcons long to get on the board as Kat Kelley scored the first goal of the game in the seventh minute. She took a cross from Hailey Havelind and beat the keeper.
  • Brae Buster added another just over a minute later, giving Pfeiffer a 2-0 lead in the eighth minute. Havelind played a long pass over the defense and Buster beat the keeper one-on-one.
  • King goalkeeper Nicole Dagher kept the Tornado deficit there, making four saves in the first half.
  • However, the Falcons snuck another goal in with 25 seconds remaining in the half. Buster played a cross to Ryanna Hammond who beat the keeper to give Pfeiffer a 3-0 lead at the half.
  • Dagher made two more saves early in the second half to keep the Tornado deficit at three.
  • However, King couldn't muster any offense against the stingy Falcon defense. The Tornado were only able to take three shots in the second half, the final one on goal in the 88th minute coming from the foot of Sasha Haderer.
  • Pfeiffer added an insurance goal in the 81st minute when Aryana Harvey scored on a pass from Hammond.
  • In the contest, King took four shots, placing one on goal.
  • Dagher made eight saves for the Tornado.

FOR THE FOES

  • The Falcons took 20 shots in the contest placing 12 on frame.

UP NEXT

  • King returns home on Wednesday when they take on Southern Wesleyan University at 1:00 p.m.
  • Pfeiffer hosts Converse on Wednesday evening.
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