Foster posts shutout as King defeats LMC

Photo credit: Dakota Bastin
Photo credit: Dakota Bastin

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team ended their five-game losing streak on Wednesday night when they defeated rival Lees-McRae College 1-0. Anya Gross scored the game-winning goal in the 22nd minute and Erin Foster posted her second shutout of the season to give King the victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 1, Lees-McRae 0
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 5-9, 2-7 Conference Carolinas; Lees-McRae 1-12-1, 1-8-1 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Both teams had chances to score in the first half with King taking seven shots and placing four on goal.
  • The Bobcats took 14 shots in the opening 45 minutes, placing eight on frame. Foster came up with saves on each occasion to keep Lees-McRae off the scoreboard.
  • King scored the lone goal of the half in the 22nd minute as Gross beat the goalkeeper to a ball at the top of the box and chipped it past her and into the lower right corner of the net.
  • In the second half, King packed the defense in, holding Lees-McRae to nine shots, and six on goal.
  • On the offensive end, King took 11 shots in the second half, including four on goal, but couldn't add and insurance goal.
  • Foster made a pair of saves in the final five minutes to preserve the 1-0 Tornado victory.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • King took 18 shots, placing eight on goal and earned three corner kicks.
  • Foster made 14 saves to earn her second shutout of the season.

FOR THE FOES

  • Lees-McRae placed 14 of their 23 shots on goal and earned four corner kicks.
  • Hope Sanborn made seven saves in the game.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • The 14 saves for Foster marks a career-high and her third game with at least 10 saves.

UP NEXT

  • King travels to Erskine College on Saturday. Kickoff from Due West, S.C. is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
  • Lees-McRae hosts Barton College on Saturday.