Tornado drop home opener to Tusculum

Photo taken by Tessa Klingensmith
Photo taken by Tessa Klingensmith

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team was handed their first loss of the season by Tusculum College in their home opener Wednesday afternoon. For the second game in row King had to battle weather delays as there was a one hour and thirty five minutes delay due to lightning at the half. The Pioneers gained an early two goal advantage and did not look back taking the contest 4-0.

FINAL SCORE: King 0, Tusculum 4
LOCATION: Parks Field, Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 1-1-1, Tusculum 1-2


  • Tusculum took the advantage early scoring two goals in the first 15 minutes.
  • King then was able to fire two shots by Miranda Smith and Catherine Walsh but neither found the back of the net.
  • After the hour and thirty five minute lightning delay Tusculum returned to add two more goals.
  • King recorded seven total shots and four on target.


  • In the 10th minute Courtney Hackney landed the first Tusculum goal on an assist from Taylor Lewis.
  • Soon after Taylor Lewis netted one tallying another Pioneer assisted goal on a cross from Carly Mill sent to the middle of the box that found Lewis in the 13th minute.
  • After the half Carlie Thornber picked up a rebound after King's keeper tried to clear the ball from the box and Thornber was able to finish from 18 yards out.
  • The final goal came late in the half from Emma MacDonald in the 84th minute beating the keeper to record the unassisted goal.


  • King takes on Emmanuel College Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in their conference opener at Parks Field.
  • Tusculum will take of Union University Friday in their home opener at 7:00 p.m.
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