Tornado fall at Barton in 2017 finale

Tornado fall at Barton in 2017 finale

WILSON, N.C. – The King University women's soccer team fell behind Barton College early in their season finale on Saturday. The Tornado were unable to recover, falling to the Bulldogs 1-0.

FINAL SCORE: Barton 1, King 0
LOCATION: Barton Soccer Field; Wilson, N.C.
RECORDS: King 2-13-1, 2-9 Conference Carolinas; Barton 8-7-3, 5-3-3 Conference Carolinas


  • Barton controlled play throughout the first half, outshooting the Tornado 13-4.
  • The Bulldogs broke through early on as Jordyn Brown drove past the Tornado goalkeeper to the end line and found Rebekah Beal in front of the goal who found the back of the net.
  • Barton continued to pressure, but Olivia Drake came up with seven saves in the first half, keeping the Tornado deficit at 1-0 at the break.
  • Miranda Smith had the first scoring chance of the contest, but her shot was saved by the Bulldog goalkeeper.
  • In the 45th minute, Reagan Dempsey had another chance for the Tornado, but her shot too was turned away.
  • King tried to net the equalizer early in the second half as Smith put a shot on frame in the 51st minute and Catherine Walsh followed with a header off of a corner kick. However, both attempts were turned away.
  • Dempsey had another chance for the Tornado in the 72nd minute, but the Bulldog goalkeeper came up with another save.
  • Barton then turned the field, and Drake made a pair of saves in the 74th minute, keeping the Tornado deficit at 1-0.
  • Drake came up with another save in the 87th minute, but the Tornado offense couldn't find the back of the net as the Tornado fell 1-0.
  • Drake posted 11 saves for the Tornado.
  • King took 10 shots, placing five on frame and earned two corner kicks.


  • Barton placed 12 of their 21 shots on frame and earned six corner kicks.
  • Haley Sauls made five saves in goal of the Bulldogs.


  • Playing in the final game of her career, Drake eclipsed the 10-save plateau for the third time this season and second straight game.
  • Fellow seniors, Dempsey, Smith, Walsh and Erin Jennings all played in their final game donning the scarlet and navy as well.