Boone gives King win over Erskine on senior day

Boone gives King win over Erskine on senior day

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team came away with a 1-0 victory over Erskine College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado got the match's lone goal from one of the afternoon's honorees, senior Lizzie Boone.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 1, Erskine 0
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 2-12, 2-7 Conference Carolinas; Erskine 6-7-1, 5-3-1 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Erskine put pressure on the King defense in the early going as Hannah Clements came up with a pair of saves in the opening 25 minutes.
  • Meghan O'Ferral posted King's first shot on goal, coming in the 27th minute, and a foul in the box followed, giving King a penalty kick.
  • Boone took the penalty kick, and it was successful in the 28th minute, putting the Tornado ahead.
  • Clements made another save to close out the half, as the Tornado continued to lead.
  • King packed in their defense in the second half, not allowing the Flying Fleet to only place two shots on goal.
  • Both of those attempts came in the final 10 minutes, but Clements came up with saves on both occasions, keeping the Flying Fleet off the scoreboard.
  • Erskine earned four corner kicks in the final four minutes, but the Tornado defense stood tall as King took the 1-0 victory.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Clements made five saves in the contest, posting her first career shutout.
  • Erskine outshot King 11-3, placing five shots on goal while King recorded three shots on frame.
  • The Flying Fleet also had more corner kicks than the Tornado taking 10 and allowing three for King.

UP NEXT

  • King travels to Lees-McRae College on Tuesday night. Kickoff from Banner Elk, N.C. is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
  • Erskine hosts Emmanuel College on Wednesday night.