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.
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.
- 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.