King drops nonconference affair at Milligan

Photo credit: Jeremiah Manning
Photo credit: Jeremiah Manning

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – In what was a tumultuous day for the King University women's soccer team, the Tornado fell to Milligan College 5-2. The contest was originally scheduled to be played at King, but the contest was moved to Milligan after a lightning delay in Bristol.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Milligan 5, King 2
LOCATION: Anglin Field; Milligan College, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 0-3; Milligan 1-2-1

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Milligan pressured the Tornado defense in the early going before breaking through in the 14th minutes.
  • Bekah Cundiff found the back of the net as she took a pass from Alex Thomas to put the Buffaloes ahead.
  • The Tornado broke through in the 31st minute on a goal from Morgan Johnson that evened the score.
  • The tie was short-lived, however, Ashlen Burch found the back of the net in the 39th minute, giving the lead back to Milligan.
  • With 30 seconds remaining until halftime, Lizzie Boone took a free kick for the Tornado. That kick found the back of the net, evening the score at 2-2 at the break.
  • Milligan tried to put the game out of reach with a pair of goals in the middle of the second half.
  • Cundiff scored again in the 61st minute and Burch made it a two-goal lead five minutes later.
  • Poppy Smith added another in the 73rd minute, making the final score 5-2 in favor of Milligan.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • The goal for Johnson was the first of her career.
  • For Boone, the goal was her first of the season and third career tally.

UP NEXT

  • The Tornado open Conference Carolinas play on Saturday at Emmanuel College. Kickoff from Franklin Springs, Ga., is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
  • Milligan travels to Tennessee Wesleyan University on Saturday.