Crusaders prove to be too much for Tornado

Crusaders prove to be too much for Tornado

TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women's soccer team struggled to find the back of the net against North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado dropped a close contest to the Crusaders 1-0 in the Conference Carolinas matchup.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: North Greenville 1, King 0
LOCATION: Pepsi Stadium
RECORDS: King 1-4-1, 1-2 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 2-3-1, 2-1 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • King got off to a slow start as North Greenville came out firing and scored in the 15th minute of play.
  • King struggled to get shots off on offense as they had one shot in the first 42 minutes of play.
  • However, the Tornado had a couple good chances as the half came to a close, but could not find the back of the net.
  • The first ten minutes of play in the second half were mostly dominated by the Crusaders, however, in the 59th minute King had a flurry of shots, but yet again could not score.
  • In the 72nd minute, a shot by King's Miranda Smith was so close to beating the goalkeeper, however, it drilled the crossbar.
  • Smith hit another screamer in the 80th minute that went just wide left from about 25 yards out.
  • Unfortunately, that was the last good opportunity King would have for the remainder of the game, ending the match in a 1-0 victory for the Crusaders.
  • Olivia Drake recorded five saves for the Tornado in goal.
  • Smith had five shots, three of which were on frame.

FOR THE FOES

  • Asheton Robinson scored the lone goal of the game.
  • Brianna Rowe recorded five saves for the Crusaders.
  • North Greenville had three corner kicks in the contest.

UP NEXT

  • King travels to Milligan College on Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. start.
  • North Greenville heads to Bob Jones University on Tuesday.