Lady Lions Advance to HVIAC Conference Championship Game!
The King's College Lady Lions Soccer Team (in only their second year as a varsity sport and first year in the conference) advanced to the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship game with their 5-1 win yesterday over the Sarah Lawrence Gryphons. Freshman midfielder Kasey Sisson opened the scoring just 7 minutes in off a feed from fellow freshman Jessica Burchman. TKC opened a 2-0 lead 11 minutes later on a goal from Caitlin Essex, her ninth of the season. The teams headed to halftime with TKC leading 2-0. Briana Solo of Sarah Lawrence made it 2-1 about 8 minutes into the second half on an assist from Sofia Jokela. But Genesis Castrellon, the leading scorer in both the HVIAC and USCAA would strike for her 27th, 28th and 29th goals in a span of 13 minutes to lengthen the TKC lead to 5-1. Castrellon showed her speed and poise as her first two goals came off breakaways, and she would knock in a nice Essex pass from the endline for the final goal of the day. The Lady Lions had an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks and outshot the Gryphons 20-8. Annalise Bourgeois, Erika Hilliard and Ariel Mouser led the TKC defense in front of goalkeeper Victoria McAlister. Keyah Harvey provided pressure up front with her speed and Jordan Olson, Voleak Sroeung, and Maddie Whitlock were strong in the midfield. The Lady Lions improved their record to 10-3 and will now get ready for their 11/10 championship game against Albany Pharmacy.