Tornado can't overcome NGU second-half goals

Tornado can't overcome NGU second-half goals

TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women's soccer team traveled to take on one of the top teams in Conference Carolinas on Wednesday evening. The Tornado went toe-to-toe with North Greenville University in the first half, but the Crusaders scored twice in the second half to take the contest 2-0.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: North Greenville 2, King 0
LOCATION: Pepsi Stadium; Tigerville, S.C.
RECORDS: King 4-6, 1-4 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 8-3, 6-1 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • North Greenville seemed to control play for the majority of the first half, outshooting the Tornado 8-4.
  • King placed two of their shots on goal while the Crusaders landed three on target.
  • North Greenville earned five corner kicks while the Tornado took one corner kick in the opening 90 minutes.
  • The Crusaders had the first scoring chance as an attempt hit the crossbar in the seventh minute.
  • Jaida Souvannaraj countered with a shot in the eighth minute, but it was turned away.
  • The other Tornado shot on goal came from the foot of Maya Houston in the 28th minute.
  • King had a chance with a corner kick in the waning minutes of the first half, and Erin Foster made a save in the final minute to keep the game scoreless at the break.
  • North Greenville got on the board in the 56th minute when Shelby Shepherd placed a shot into the upper left 90 from 25 yards.
  • Houston came back for the Tornado with a shot on frame, but it was turned away.
  • The Crusaders then added another goal as Shepherd found the back of the net in the 59th minute.
  • In the final two minutes, Maggie Olvera had a shot saved and McKenzie Clarke had a shot blocked as the Crusaders took the 2-0 win.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • King took eight shots, four on frame and had one corner kick.
  • Foster made six saves in goal.

FOR THE FOES

  • North Greenville had 10 corner kicks and took 20 shots, placing eight on frame.
  • Brianna Rowe made four saves in goal.

UP NEXT

  • King returns home on Saturday to take on Chowan University. Kickoff from Parks Field is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
  • North Greenville travels to the University of Mount Olive on Saturday.