Lady Knight Soccer Defeats Johnson University
They have struggled through the season, battling small numbers made smaller-even-still by injuries. But the Lady Knight soccer squad is nearly healthy again, and they have resumed their winning ways. On Saturday, they played host to the Lady Royals of Johnson University, from Knoxville, TN.
At the early out-set of the match, it was apparent that KCU was rested, and was comfortable with their game. They played strongly in the mid-field, pressuring the ball when Johnson University had it, and moving it quickly when they held possession. In the early going, the Lady Royals could manage only a few token balls past the defenders, but with no support. KCU meanwhile continually advanced the ball into the danger zone, passing and pressuring the defense.
KCU'S first score came in the 41st minute when Abby Clay scored on an assist from Erin Dillow. At the half, the Lady Knights were ahead 1-0. After the half, there was more of the same. Less than 5 minutes in, Kelsey Thomas put one in the net, and then she did the same in the 68th minute. Erin Dillow finished out the scoring in the last minute of play, to bring the tally to 4-0 KCU.
The Lady Knights took 33 shots, 20 of which were on-goal, while holding Johnson University to a single shot. KCU took 8 corner kicks, while giving up none.
The Lady Knights will host St. Catharine College on Thursday evening at 4 PM.