Belmont Abbey first half goals top Tornado

Belmont Abbey first half goals top Tornado

BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women's soccer team dropped their match against Belmont Abbey College 4-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders scored three goals in the opening half and one in the second half to clinch the conference victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Belmont Abbey 4, King 0
LOCATION: Belmont, N.C.
RECORDS: King 4-5, 1-3 Conference Carolinas; Belmont Abbey 7-3-1, 5-1 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Belmont Abbey controlled play in the early minutes, finally breaking through in the 13th minute when Allyson Elliot scored a goal with the assist from Goose Andrews.
  • Meghan O'Ferral took the first shot for King with a ball to the bottom center of the net, but the shot was blocked by Lauryn Harding.
  • The Crusaders continued momentum allowed them to connect with the net again in the 14th minute of the game with a goal by Morgan Patton.
  • Belmont Abbey remained aggressive offensively, taking five shots in a row in 13 minutes of play.
  • Anya Gross worked to get King on the board with a shot in the 31st minute of the game, but the shot missed wide left.
  • In the 37th minute of the game, Belmont Abbey took the last shot of the first half and pulled ahead 3-0 after Izzy Moreno scored a goal.
  • The Crusaders didn't slow down going into the second half, as Belmont Abbey had the next 10 shot attempts in 29 minutes of play.
  • Belmont Abbey broke through again in the 76th minute after Goose Andrews fed Tatiana Daugherty, who ripped a shot into the net, extending the Crusaders lead to 4-0.
  • King took one more shot in the 86th minute, but the attempt didn't convert.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • King took three shots as O'Ferral had the only one on target.
  • Foster finished the match with 10 saves.

FOR THE FOES

  • Lauryn Harding made one save in goal for the Crusaders.
  • Belmont Abbey took 27 shots in the contest, 14 on frame.

UP NEXT

  • King travels to Tigerville, S.C. to take on North Greenville University on Wednesday. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
  • Belmont Abbey travels to Lees-McRae College on Saturday.