BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, the King University women’s soccer program has a Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Kara Garrett netted her first career hat trick, leading King to a 5-4 double overtime win over Pfeiffer University on Saturday at Parks Field.
Garrett was key in King’s 5-4 double overtime victory over Pfeiffer University that kept King in the running for a home match in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament. The redshirt freshman got King on the board in the seventh minute when she took a through ball from Hulda Sigurdardottir and placed her shot over the keeper, giving King a 1-0 lead. The Abingdon, Va., native then stretched the King lead to 4-1 when she took a cross from Miranda Smith on the right side and tapped the ball into the net. In the second extra session Garrett took another pass from Sigurdardottir and laced a shot from inside the box and beat the keeper to give King the 5-4 win in the 105th minute
For Garrett the three goals marked her first career hat trick and her third game of the season with at least two goals. She now has 13 goals on the season, ranking her second in Conference Carolinas.
With one win in their last two matches this week King will clinch a home match in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. The Tornado can earn the third seed with wins in both matches over Lees-McRae College and Converse College to close out the regular season this week. King hosts Lees-McRae at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Parks Field before traveling to Converse on Saturday.
(Courtesy King Athletics)