BRISTOL, 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.
FINAL SCORE: King 6, Mount Olive 0
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 4-7, 2-3 Conference Carolinas; Mount Olive 4-5-1, 2-4-1 Conference Carolinas
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Tornado had three goals apiece in both half's.
- Kara Garrett scored first in the contest which was in the 35th minute, and was her fourth of the year. Mackenzie Wrather sent a pass from the left high shoulder and Garnett finished it off with a header which landed in the bottom right corner.
- Quickly King scored again in the 38th minute when Tara Dakers passed to Baird who shot from the top of the box, over the keeper.
- The third goal of the half came in the 45th minute. Doran had a corner kick which landed in the middle right box and was then drilled into the back of net by Haley Cook. This was Cook's first goal of the season.
- King scored again in the 48th minute when a pass from the middle box landed back out in front of the goalkeeper and was then shot over the goalkeeper by Baird.
- Baird's third goal of the game occurred in the 57th minute when Doran passed theball from about 30 yards out which landed to the middle lower right box, and was then kicked into the lower left of the net.
- The Tornado's final goal again came from Baird in the 59th minute, which was her eighth of the season. A pass from Miranda Smith landed to Baird, and then was kicked into the lower left of the net.
- Nicole Dagher had three saves in the game.
FOR THE FOES
- The Trojans took 15 shots in the game, three of which landed on frame.
- Stephanie McCoy had four saves on the day, and Abigail Ross had two.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Baird becomes the second Tornado to score four goals in the game since King became NCAA Division II members in 2011, joining Garrett who accomplished the feat last season.
- Doran's three assists in the game was the first time a King women's player had this many assists since King became NCAA Division II members.
- The shutout for the Tornado was the first of the year, and first since last September when the posted a clean sheet against Milligan College.
- King will be in action again on Wednesday when they take on 21st ranked Limestone in Gafney, S.C. Kickoff is set for 5:00 pm.
- The Trojans next take on Chowan University on Thursday at home.