Offense rolls as Tornado beat Flying Feet 7-0

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

BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a brisk afternoon the King University women's soccer team squared off in a Conference Carolina matchup against Erskine College. The Tornado scored three goals in the first half and four in the second to take the contest 7-0. Miranda Smith and Kara Garrett led the way, scoring two goals each.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 7, Erskine 0
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 6-9, 4-5 Conference Carolinas; Erskine 3-12, 2-7 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • King got on the board very early when Garrett scored in the second minute, which was her sixth of the year. Kendyl Baird threw a ball in from the sidelines to Garrett, who then beat the defender and goalkeeper to score into the lower left goal.
  • Smith next scored in the 21st minute when Reagan Dempsey led a pass down the right side, and was then shot from the outside right box into the goal. The goal was Smith's sixth of the year as well.
  • The final goal of the first half came in the 22nd minute when Haley Cook scored, which was her third of the season. The assist came from a corner kick by Paula Doran which was shot near the back post, then headed into the open net by Cook.
  • The Tornado then again scored quickly to start the second half, which occurred in the 50th minute. Baird dribbled down the middle right, then shot from the far post, into the net.
  • Smith's second goal of the game happened in the 52nd minute. Doran again was in on the assist when she passed the ball from the middle of the field to Smith who shot from outside the left box toward the right into the lower left net.
  • King next scored in the 62nd minute when Garret scored her second goal of the game. Smith was in on the assist when she passed from the right side of the box to the middle to Garret who finished into the open net.
  • In the 76th minute Doran scored for the final goal of the day. Lizzie Boone chipped a pass over the defense to Doran who got behind the defense and beat the keeper under the crossbar for the goal.
  • Nicole Dagher had three saves on the day and Lauren Cox has one save as well.

FOR THE FOES

  • Erskine took seven shots in the contest, placing four on frame.
  • Abbigale Schmidt had eight saves on the day for the Flying Feet.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • The seven goals for the Tornado were the most since last season when they beat Lees-McRae 7-1 at home.

UP NEXT

  • King will be in action again on Wednesday when they play on the road against Lees-McRae in Banner Elk, N.C. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 pm.
  • Erskine hosts Emmanuel College on Tuesday.
 
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