BRISTOL, Tenn. – On the final day of the regular season, the King University women's soccer team still had a chance to improve their Conference Carolinas Championship seeding with a victory over Barton College. The Tornado controlled play in the first half, but had nothing to show for it, and Barton struck first in the second half. However, King answered with three straight goals to take the contest 3-1.
FINAL SCORE: King 3, Barton 1
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 7-10, 5-6 Conference Carolinas; Barton 6-9-1, 5-5-1 Conference Carolinas
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Tornado controlled play in the first half, taking 20 shots and holding Barton to only two attempts.
- All five shots King place on frame were turned away by Bulldog goalkeeper Haley Sauls.
- Following an early flurry from the Tornado, Barton broke through in the 52nd minute when Brianna Boyd dribbled left from the middle of the field and placed her shot inside the back post.
- King then brought play back to the other end of the field and Kara Garrett found the equalizer. She headed in a corner kick from Paula Doran near the back post to even the contest.
- Doran then put the Tornado ahead in the 69th minute when Kendyl Baird played a cross from the right and Doran took her shot from the left side of the box inside the left post.
- Garrett added an insurance goal for the Tornado in the 83rd minute, ripping a shot from the right side of the box inside the far post.
- The Tornado defense only allowed five Bulldog shots to take the 3-1 victory.
FOR THE FOES
- The goal for Boyd was her fifth of the season.
- Sauls made nine saves in goal for the Bulldogs.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The two goals for Garrett give her nine on the season while Doran now has four tallies this year.
- Doran also added to her Conference Carolinas leading assist total and she now has nine helpers on the season.
- The Tornado broke an NCAA Division II record with 44 shots in the contest. Their previous high was 38, set earlier this year against North Greenville University.
- Both teams will be in action again on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Championship. The opponent is still to be determined depending on Saturday's results. Check KingTornado.com for updates.