King tops North Greenville in an offensive battle

King tops North Greenville in an offensive battle

Tigerville, S.C. – The King University women's soccer team defeated North Greenville University in a high scoring conference match taking the win 4-3.  King once again showed their dynamic offense by having each of their 4 goals scored by different players.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 4, North Greenville 3
LOCATION: Pepsi Stadium, Tigerville, S.C.
RECORDS: King 7-4-2, 5-2-1 Conference Carolinas, North Greenville 6-6, 2-5 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • King tested North Greenville from the whistle setting an aggressive pace that lasted throughout the match.
  • Kara Garrett put King on the board early by sending a bouncing ball from the box to the back of the net in the third minute.
  • North Greenville knotted the score at one in the 10th minute with a goal coming from Sarah Singh.
  • King was awarded a free kick just outside of the box, and Lindsay Curtis ripped a shot around the defense and beat the keeper to take the lead for King 2-1.
  • A Crusader foul inside the box resulted in the penalty kick for King where Hulda Sigurdardottir found the back of the net with a perfectly place shot to the right upper 90 in the 26th minute.
  • With King up 3-1, North Greenville began to put some pressure on the Tornado defense placing three shots on goal in the last 20 minutes of the half.  Keeper Olivia Drake worked hard and was able to hold King's two goal lead going into halftime.
  • In the second half of play Catherine Walsh extended the Tornado lead to three recording her first goal of the season.
  • Within the next five minutes, the Crusaders cut the Tornado lead to one after Lindsay Tuten scored two quick goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half.
  • The game play shifted gears as each team was scoreless the last 30 minutes of play.
  • Olivia Drake had eight saves for the Tornado, six of which came in the first half.

FOR THE FOES

  • Tuten leads the conference in scoring with 12 goal, two of which came tonight.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • The goal for Curtis, her second, doubles her last year's total of one.
  • Garret ranks second in the conference with 10 goals.

UP NEXT

  • King takes the pitch again on Wednesday at home in a non-conference match up against Carson-Newman with a 3:00 p.m. kickoff.
  • North Greenville travels to Lees-McRae College for their next match up Wednesday.
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