Lees-McRae's second half goals top TornadoBANNER 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 WeekBRISTOL, 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 7-0BRISTOL, 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 WarriorsBRISTOL, 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 PfeifferMISENHEIMER, 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 offenseGAFFNEY, 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 honorsBRISTOL, 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 OliveBRISTOL, 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.
King soccer programs earn NSCAA Team Academic AwardBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University had both of their soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, both earning the Team Academic Award for 2015-16. King was one of 222 schools that had both of their soccer teams receive the award. This marks the sixth straight year the King women have won the award and the second straight year for the men.
Eagles top King 3-0JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team took to the road to face one of the premier teams in the southeast region in Carson-Newman University. The Eagles turned in solid performance, defeating the Tornado 3-0 on Wednesday evening.
Soccer doubleheader at Mount Olive shifted to KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to Hurricane Matthew, King University’s Conference Carolinas soccer doubleheader on Saturday at the University of Mount Olive has been moved. The double dip will now take place in Bristol at Parks Field. The women’s are scheduled to kickoff at 11:00 a.m. with the men to follow at 1:00 p.m.
Schoones, Smith take ECAC Offensive Player of the Week awardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Freek Schoones of the men’s soccer team has earned Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Week. Tornado women’s soccer player Miranda Smith garnered ECAC Offensive Player of the Week also earned recognition for her performance this week.
Offense lifts King over North GreenvilleBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard on Saturday when they hosted North Greenville University. The Tornado scored three first half goals and added a pair in the second half to defeat the Crusaders 5-1.
Tornado Fall to Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – In the third Conference Carolinas match-up of the year the King University women's team squared off against Belmont Abbey. The Crusaders scored one goal in the first half and added two in the second half to take the match 3-0.
Trojans top King with second half goalBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team squared off against Trevecca Nazarene University at Parks Field. The contest was a close with the Trojans scoring the only goal of the game late in the second half to take the match.
Tornado Fall to ConverseBRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second Conference Carolinas match-up of the year the King University women's soccer team faced off against Converse College. The Valkyries scored three goals in the first half, and another one in the second half to take the contest 4-0.
Second half onslaught pushes King over MilliganBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a scoreless first half, the King University women’s soccer team responded with a big second half to defeat Milligan College 5-1 on Wednesday evening at Parks Field. The Tornado got five goals from five different goal scorers, including the first career goals for Ami Martins and Sasha Haderer.
King falls at Emmanuel in Conference Carolinas openerFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s soccer team opened Conference Carolinas play with a tough test at Emmanuel College on Saturday. The Lions scored early in the second half to take the lead and added an insurance goal late, taking the contest 2-0.
Last second goal gives Tusculum 2-1 win over KingGREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Playing their first road contest of the year, the King University women’s soccer team played a solid game at Tusculum College on Wednesday night. Paula Doran put the Tornado ahead in the first half, but the Pioneers answered. It appeared the game would head to overtime, but the Pioneers scored with 3.9 seconds remaining to take the contest 2-1.
Balanced attack leads King past Mars HillBRISTOL, Tenn. – On this sunny afternoon at Parks Field the King University women’s soccer team turned in a solid performance against Mars Hill University, earning their first victory of the season. The Tornado got goals from four different goal scorers, taking the 4-3 win.
Tornado fall to Brevard in season openerBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a lightening delay of nearly two hours the King University women's soccer team got their season underway against Brevard College. The match was scoreless the majority of the way until the Tornados broke through in the 74th minute to take the contest 1-0.
Duffy adds three for 2016BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy has announced the signing of three more student-athletes for the upcoming season. Petra Koivuvaara, Sasha Haderer, and Nadia Ashiq have all signed to join the Tornado for the 2016 season.
Wrather signs with Tornado for 2016BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy has added another signee for the upcoming season. Duffy announced that Mackenzie Wrather has signed to play for the Tornado starting with the 2016 season.
Duffy inks three in early signing periodBRISTOL, Tenn. – The early signing period was last week, and King University women’s soccer head coach Simon Duffy inked three players that will join the Tornado this fall. Duffy also added a transfer student that has joined the team for the spring season.
Duffy announces Winter Skills CampBRISOL, Tenn. – Head coach Simon Duffy has announced that the women's soccer program will be hosting a Winter Skills Camp on Saturday, February 13. Players from the ages of 14-18 are encouraged to participate in the camp that will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sigurdardottir garners All-American honors from D2CCABRISTOL, Tenn. – Nearly a week after earning All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), King University women’s soccer player Hulda Sigurdardottir garnered Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-America honors. The sophomore was selected to the third team, becoming the first Tornado to earn that distinction.
Sigurdardottir earns NSCAA All-America honorsBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since King University became NCAA Division II members, the Tornado have a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American. King women’s soccer player Hulda Sigurdardottir garnered third team All-American honors for the first time in her career and becomes the fourth player in program history to earn All-America recognition.
Sigurdardottir named All-Southeast Region by NSCAABRISTOL, Tenn. – Hulda Sigurdardottir, can add another award to her collection as she was selected first team All-Southeast Region by the Nation Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). This marks the second time she has earned recognition from the NSCAA in her two years at King.
Sigurdardottir selected D2CCA All-Southeast RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – Hulda Sigurdardottir, the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Player of the Year can add another award to her mantle as she was named Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) first team All-Southeast Region. The sophomore earns All-Region honors from the D2CCA for the first time, and becomes the first Tornado to earn first team accolades.
Sigurdardottir headlines King's All-Conference Carolinas selectionsBRSITOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team posted their best finish since joining Conference Carolinas and three individuals were recognized for their play throughout the season.Hulda Sigurdardottir headlined the group as she was named Conference Carolinas Offensive Player of the Year and garnered first team all-conference honors. Kara Garrett was selected to the all-conference second team and Lindsay Curtis earned third team honors.
Garrett tabbed TSWA Women's Soccer Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final week of the regular season King University Kara Garrett garnered Women’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. Garrett poured in her second straight hat trick when she tallied four goals in King’s 7-1 win over Lees-McRae College.
King lands 10 on Academic All-Conference Carolinas teamBRISTOL, Tenn. – The fall season is winding down, which means Conference Carolinas has started to announce their academic all-conference honorees. King University had 10 soccer student-athletes earn recognition, four from the women’s soccer team and six from the men’s soccer team.
Golden goal from Converse ends King's seasonBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing a team twice in three days is always tough, especially when they are as evenly matched as the King University women’s soccer team is with Converse College. The Tornado grabbed an early 2-0 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinal, but the Valkyries came back and took a 3-2 lead before Hulda Sigurdardottir evened the score at 3-3 late, sending the game to overtime. For the second time in three days the contest went to double overtime, and Converse scored in the 109th minute to take the 4-3 upset victory.
Tornado fall in double OT in regular season finaleSPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer team had already wrapped up their highest finish in Conference Carolinas since they became members, but the Tornado had a chance to earn the third seed in the conference tournament with a win at Converse College on Saturday evening. The game was even throughout and remained scoreless going to a second overtime where the Valkyries scored in the 105th minute to take the 1-0 victory.
King women's soccer to host first CC Tournament matchBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since King University became Conference Carolinas members, the Tornado women’s soccer team will play a home match in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Depending on results on Saturday, King will host either Pfeiffer University or Converse College on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Parks Field.
Garrett nets four as King offense erupts in win over BobcatsBRISTOL, Tenn. – In a match where the King University women’s soccer team could clinch their first home Conference Carolinas Tournament in history, the Tornado offense erupted against rival Lees-McRae. After the Bobcats scored the first goal, Kara Garrett scored three straight as King took the 7-1 victory.
Garrett selected Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, the King University women’s soccer program has a Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Kara Garrett netted her first career hat trick, leading King to a 5-4 double overtime win over Pfeiffer University on Saturday at Parks Field.
King lands victory against Pfeiffer in overtime thrillerBRISTOL, Tenn. –The King University women's soccer team pulled out an overtime victory in a nail-biter Saturday afternoon against Pfeiffer University. After Pfeiffer tied the game at four to send in to extra minutes, Kara Garrett scored the golden goal to defeat the Falcons in the second overtime period 5-4.
#24 Carson-Newman tops KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team fell to nationally ranked #24 Carson-Newman in a non-conference match up Wednesday afternoon. Through a tough fought 90 minutes King was unable to answer the Eagles' three goals resulting in a 3-0 final.