BRISTOL, 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.
FINAL SCORE: #24 Carson-Newman 3, King 0
LOCATION: Parks Field, Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 7-5-2, Carson-Newman 12-2
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The majority of the first half of play was a defensively battle with both back lines limiting the chances for each team .
- The King defense was put to the test early as keeper Olivia Drake posted three saves in the first 21 minutes.
- In the 39th minute Carson-Newman broke through with the first goal of the game off a corner kick that was headed in by Megan Peterson taking a 1-0 lead going into the half.
- King was outshot by Carson-Newman in the first half 8-3.
- The Eagles continued their pressure on the Tornado defense at the start of the second half recording six shots in the first 17 minutes with the sixth shot resulted in goal number two for Carson-Newman by Julianne Herrity from Helen Seed.
- Carson-Newman was able to find the back of the net again in the 85th minute extending their lead to 3-0 on a goal by Varin Ness from Elissa Lane
- King was unable to find many opportunities to answer the Carson-Newman goals as they were outshot by the Eagles 12-3 in the second half.
- Drake registered five saves for the Tornado.
FOR THE FOES
- Herrity tallied four shots, while three were in target and she tallied her 11th goal of the season.
- Peterson goal was her second of the season and Ness' was her eight.
- King takes the pitch again on Saturday at home against Pfeiffer University for King's Senior Night with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.
- Carson-Newman will take action next Saturday against Brevard.