Offense All Around in 4-0 Win Over St. Andrews
Shelton posted a goal and two assists for her second multi-assist game and third four-point game of the season. With her performance, she now has a four-game point scoring streak ongoing.
King (4-4-0, 3-3) took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute when the Shanklin sisters connected for the team's first goal. Casey Shanklin (Knoxville, Tenn.) found older sister Devon on the left side of the Knight goal. Devon Shanklin (Knoxville, Tenn.) then squared up for a shot from an off angle and powered the ball off the St. Andrews keeper Katie Jaskulski's finger tips and watched the ball cross the goal line.
The Lady Tornado defense stifled the Knights, allowing only one shot attempt in the first half and only one shot on goal for the duration of the game. Abbey Kitts (Tazewell, Va.) converted her only save attempt on four total St. Andrews shots taken.
"Our defense was really solid," said Head Coach Simon Duffy. "They have helped us to go from being 0-3 to now being back to .500. I hope it is going serve as a bit of momentum as we head into these next three home games."
Coming out of the first half with a one-goal lead, King had many opportunities to extend their lead. The Navy and Scarlett added to their lead twice, each goal coming within a minute of one another. In the 71st minute, Kaitlin Robinson (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) hit the top-left corner of the Knight goal with a shot 15 yards out, set up by Shelton. The goal was Robinson's first of the season and of the freshman's collegiate career.
Less than a minute later, Hannah Shankle (Bristol, Va.) added the Lady Tornado's third goal of the day on a perfectly placed shot from 25 yards out. Off of a setup from Shelton, Shankle ripped the ball where no defender could reach leading to her first goal of the season.
Shelton later scored a goal of her own, unassisted, on a right-footed shot from point blank range. The goal was her team-leading seventh of the season.
"Today we showed up and just played, said Duffy. "There are wins and then there is the way we did it today. We dominated from start to finish. We are really happy how we played the entire game."