Women's Soccer News Archives

  • Tornado volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
    November 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team performed many acts of community service throughout the fall. The Tornado took a day off of soccer and school to dedicate some of their time to helping the local Bristol community.
  • King has nine selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 30, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leading into the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the league announced their men’s and women’s academic all-conference honorees. Six Tornado from the men’s team were recognized and three from the women’s team.
  • Tornado fall at Barton in 2017 finale
    October 28, 2017
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team fell behind Barton College early in their season finale on Saturday. The Tornado were unable to recover, falling to the Bulldogs 1-0.
  • King falls to #4 Carson-Newman 5-0
    October 25, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team took on #4 Carson-Newman University on Wednesday afternoon in a nonconference matchup. The nationally ranked Eagles had a strong offense and defeated the Tornado 5-0.
  • King falls 3-0 to Converse
    October 21, 2017
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University Women’s Soccer team headed to Converse College on Saturday night for a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Valkries offense was strong and took down the Tornado 3-0.
  • Tornado fall to Trojans 4-2
    October 14, 2017
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team traveled to the University of Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon for a Conference Carolinas matchup.  The Tornado found the back of the net twice on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as they fell to the Trojans 4-2.
  • Second half surge lifts King over SWU
    October 11, 2017
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer team used a pair of second half goals to comeback and defeat Southern Wesleyan University on the road on Wednesday night. Catherine Walsh got the Tornado on the board, and Reagan Dempsey netted the game-winner with two minutes remaining to give King the 2-1 win.
  • Chowan's second half goals top Tornado
    October 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University hosted Chowan University on Senior Day, and the score remained even through the first half. However, the Hawks scored a pair of goals in the second half, taking the contest 2-0.
  • Tornado soccer programs earn USC Team Academic Award
    October 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight year, King University had both of their soccer teams recognized by the United Soccer Coaches (USC), formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), both earning the Team Academic Award for 2016-17. King was one of 195 schools that had both of their soccer teams receive the award. This marks the seventh straight year the King women have won the award and the third straight year for the men.
  • Crusaders top Tornado 3-1
    October 03, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Women’s Soccer team fell to Belmont Abbey College Tuesday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Tornado went down early in the match, but found the back of the net in the second half with a goal by Catherine Walsh. The Crusader’s offense was strong however, and the Tornado fell 3-1.
  • Emmanuel offense too much for King
    September 30, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King Women's Soccer team took on Emmanuel College Saturday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Lion's offense was effecient and made it tough for the Tornado to get into a rhythm. King fell to Emmanuel 5-1.
  • #19 Saints top Tornado
    September 27, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their first ranked team of the season, the King University women’s soccer team dropped a Conference Carolinas match to Limestone College. The 19th-ranked Saints scored a pair of first half goals before putting the game out of reach in the second half, taking the contest 9-0.
  • King drops nonconference tilt at Milligan
    September 20, 2017
    MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team took on the road to face Milligan College in a nonconference game. The Buffaloes scored in each half, taking the contest 3-0.
  • Crusaders prove to be too much for Tornado
    September 16, 2017
    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.
  • Bobcat offense proves too strong for Tornado
    September 13, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team fell in a Conference Carolinas matchup against Lees-McRae on Wednesday afternoon.  The Bobcat offense proved to be too much for the Tornado as they netted 3 goals in route to a 3-0 victory over King.
  • Drake, Serowski tabbed ECAC Defensive POW
    September 12, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the first week the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced their Players of the Week, King University had a pair of student-athletes recognized. Olivia Drake was selected ECAC Defensive Player of the Week for women’s soccer and Amy Serowski earned the same award for women’s volleyball.
  • King opens Conference Carolinas play with win at Erskine
    September 09, 2017
    DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer team opened Conference Carolinas play in one of the best ways possible, with a road win. The Tornado defeated Erskine College 1-0 on a 77th-minute goal from Catherine Walsh to give Head Coach Leah Presley her first career win.
  • Tornado play to draw with Mars Hill
    September 06, 2017
    MARS HILL, N.C. – In a game that was supposed to be played on Tuesday, the King University women’s soccer team played a solid defensive game at Mars Hill University. The Tornado had a pair of scoring chances, and Olivia Drake played solid in goal as the teams played to a 0-0 draw.
  • King women's soccer at Mars Hill rained out
    September 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer game at Mars Hill University scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed due to weather. The contest has been rescheduled for Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m.
  • Bulldog offense proves too much for Tornado
    September 03, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team suffered a tough defeat to Ferris State University in the team’s home opener.  The Tornado only trailed at the half 1-0 despite playing a majority of it on the defensive end.  The Bulldogs proved to be too strong in the second half, however, as they put away two more goals to take the contest 3-0 over the Tornado.
  • Late second half goals top Tornado
    September 01, 2017
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team opened their season with a tough defeat to Georgia College. The Tornado held a 1-0 lead in the second half, but the Bobcats scored a pair of late goals to take the contest 2-1.
  • King returns experience for 2017 season
    August 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's soccer team has a new leader in head coach Leah Presley, but the same goals as in the past. The Tornado will strive to return to the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the seventh straight season and make a run in the postseason.
  • King to host soccer camp in June
    May 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University soccer coaches Leah Presley and Gus Pederson will hosting a boys and girls soccer camp on the campus of King University June 26-30.
  • Presley chosen to lead women's soccer program
    February 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University director of athletics David Hicks has announced the hiring of Leah Presley who will serve as the head women’s soccer coach.
  • Curtis named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year
    January 31, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their Fall Scholar Athletes of the Year, and for the first time since joining the league, the King University women’s soccer program had a student-athlete named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year. Lindsay Curtis earned the recognition following her senior campaign.
  • Duffy resigns as King women's soccer coach
    December 26, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Women’s Soccer Head Coach Simon Duffy has resigned after six seasons leading the Tornado, to become the head coach at Carson-Newman University.
  • Tornado women's soccer to host Winter ID Camp
    December 15, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head coach Simon Duffy has announced that the women's soccer program will be hosting a Winter ID Camp on Saturday, February 11. Players from the ages of 14-18 are encouraged to participate in the camp that will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Baird, Garrett selected NSCAA Scholar All-South Region
    December 09, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the soccer season, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has continued to hand out awards, and two King University women’s soccer players earned recognition from the organization. Kendyl Baird and Kara Garrett both earned NSCAA Scholar All-South Region for the first time in their careers.
  • Doran, Baird garner All-Region accolades from NSCAA
    November 30, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight year the King University women’s soccer team has had at least one player selected National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Southeast Region. This season it was seniors Paula Doran and Kendyl Baird that garnered third team All-Region from the NSCAA.
  • Tornado have five selected All-Conference Carolinas
    November 04, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Championships, the league announced their all-conference award winners. Five Tornado were selected all-conference, including two on the first team, two on the second team and one on the third team.
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