Women's Soccer News Archives

  • 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.
  • Tornado fall to high powered Crusader offense
    November 01, 2016
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Championship that opened on Tuesday, but the Tornado had the task of facing one of the league’s top teams, Belmont Abbey College. The second seeded Crusaders grabbed the lead early and didn’t let up, topping the seventh seeded Tornado 8-0.
  • Garrett selected TSWA Player of the Week
    November 01, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, Kara Garrett of the King University women’s soccer team was selected Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Player of the Week. Garrett scored a pair of goals to lead King to a victory over Barton College on the final day of the regular season.
  • 13 Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 31, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships get underway this week, and the league office has announced their academic all-conference honorees. The Tornado 13 total student-athletes recognized, five men and eight women.
  • Three straight goals lift King over Barton in regular season finale
    October 29, 2016
    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.
  • Lees-McRae's second half goals top Tornado
    October 26, 2016
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – In the final week of the regular season, the King University women’s soccer team had a chance to improve their seeding for the upcoming Conference Carolinas Championship when they took the pitch at Lees-McRae College. The first half was played even, but the Bobcats tallied four second half goals to take the contest 4-0.
  • Doran, Huddleston selected TSWA Players of the Week
    October 26, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For their performances last week, King University’s Becca Huddleston and Paula Doran were selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Players of the week. Huddleston helped lead the women’s volleyball team to a 2-1 week while Doran led the women’s soccer team to a pair of wins.
  • Offense rolls as Tornado beat Flying Feet 7-0
    October 22, 2016
    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.
  • Pair of early goals lift King over Warriors
    October 19, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Returning home after a pair of road matches last week, the King University women’s soccer team scored a pair of goals in the first five minutes to gain the advantage over Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado add two more to take the Conference Carolinas contest 4-1.
  • Early goals down King at Pfeiffer
    October 15, 2016
    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.
  • #18 Saints top Tornado behind high powered offense
    October 12, 2016
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Facing one of the top teams in Conference Carolinas, and one of the top teams in the country, the King University women’s soccer team went on the road to take on #18 Limestone College. The Saints tallied three goals in the first half, and added four more in the second stanza for the 7-0 victory.
  • Baird's four goals gives her ECAC Offensive Player of the Week honors
    October 11, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following an excellent performance, King University women’s soccer player Kendyl Baird was named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Baird tallied four goals in a 6-0 Tornado victory over the University of Mount Olive on Saturday.
  • Baird has four goals to defeat Mount Olive
    October 08, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team had their game moved from Mount Olive University to Bristol due to Hurricane Matthew and they took advantage. Leading the Tornado to a 6-0 victory was Kendyl Baird who had four goals on the day and Paula Doran who had three assists.
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