King edges North Greenville 2-1 on 80th-minute goal from Adcox

King edges North Greenville 2-1 on 80th-minute goal from Adcox

BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a well-fought game the King University women's soccer team won their first game of the year on Saturday with goals coming from Jade Souvannaraj and Emaleigh Adcox just edging North Greenville 2-1.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: North Greenville 1, King 2
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 1-7, 1-3 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 5-4, 4-2 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Tornado came out the gate hot with an early six-minute goal from Souvannaraj giving Jaida her first career goal.
  • The Crusaders were quick to answer back with a goal from Emma Shearer in the 32nd minute assisted by Megan Biehl tying the game 1-1.
  • After a hard fought second half the Tornado got another opportunity started by a well-placed cross from Maggie Olvera to Adcox feet in which she put it just through the goal keeper's arms to the back of the net in the 80th minute, her first goal of the season and giving King a 2-1 lead.
  • The Crusaders made a tremendous effort to try and score the equalizer in the final minutes of the game but were foiled by Tornado defenders.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Hannah Clements made eight saves for the Tornado in goal.
  • North Greenville led the shot total 21-5.
  • Souvannaraj and Adcox both had their first goal of the season.

FOR THE FOES

  • Emma Shearer had the first goal of her career.

UP NEXT

  • King travels to ETSU in Johnson City on Monday to play at 7:00 p.m.
  • North Greenville hosts Georgia College on Wednesday.