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Tornadoes overcome Lions in Carolina Opener

Tornadoes overcome Lions in Carolina Opener

BRISTOL, TN---The Emmanuel College Lions lost their opening Conference Carolina's game against King University on Saturday. The Lions were put on the back foot early after a surging run from Kara Garrett was able to beat oncoming Lion goalkeeper Breanna Grizzle in the 14th minute. Freshman Alicia Philips had a look on goal in the 16th minute after stealing the ball from the tornado defense, but was unable to find the net. Fifteen first half shots from the Tornadoes kept the Lion defense busy early. The Tornadoes found success up forward again in the 33rd minute with an unassisted goal from Kendyl Baird. The tornadoes entered the half time break with a 2-0 lead. The Lion's picked up their momentum in the second half, fueled by an early goal by Sophomore Stephanie Lamm. Lamm was able to pressure the Tornado defense into giving up the ball, and her low corner shot could not be stopped by oncoming keeper Olivia Drake. Lamm was unlucky not to score several minutes later with another effort on goal. The Tornadoes responded by pressing heavily towards goal, outshooting the Lions again in the second half. King's final goal was a low powerful shot by Hulda Sigurdardottir, that was able to find the corner of the goal, after a well-timed pass from Miranda Smith. The Lions pressed hard in the final minutes trying to bring the game back within reach. Sophomore Jessie Denney looked dangerous running up the left flank while senior midfielder Emma Tamblyn created some good sequences from the center of the park. Tamblyn's cross in the 82nd minute found the foot of senior Ellie Chapman whose volley was just high of the crossbar. The Lions will front up again on Tuesday evening at home, when they take on Conference Carolina foe Limestone College at 5pm.