December 2, 2010

Lady Tornado Soccer picks up NCCAA victory over Mount Vernon

King's first goal came from Hannah Shankle (Bristol, Va.) in the 61st minute. She got the pass from sister Abigail Shankle (Bristol, Va.). For Hannah Shankle it was her 10th goal of the season as she headed in a cross from the left. Hannah Shankle then provided an assist on King's next goal, in the 70th minute finished by Morgan Shelton (Chattanooga, Tenn.). The ball was played on a cross from the right side as Shelton posted her ninth goal of 2010.

Abbey Kitts (Tazewell, Va.) recorded four saves for the Lady Tornado's third shutout in the last four contests.

Overall King had 11 shots, seven on goal. Mount Vernon got six shots off with four on goal. The Lady Tornado had eight corner kicks.

The Lady Tornado, now at 8-13 overall, will play Dallas Baptist (Texas) University at 12:15 p.m. Saturday for fifth place. Mount Vernon, with a 14-8-1 record on the season, goes to the seventh-place contest at 10 a.m. Saturday to play Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College. Dallas Baptist, the No. 7 seed, upset No. 3 Roberts Wesleyan 4-1 earlier Thursday.

All eight teams will take part of the NCCAA National Championship Community Service Project on Friday.