BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Despite two goals from Heather Jaques, the Union College women’s soccer team lost 5-2 to No. 20 King (Tenn.) College in Appalachian Athletic Conference action Sunday at Burch-Nau Field.
After the match, Union holds a 3-2-1 AAC record and a 6-6-1 overall record. King moves to 6-0-1 in the conference and clinched the AAC Regular-Season championship. Covenant (Ga.) College has finished conference play in second at 4-0-3 while Union and Tennessee Wesleyan College are currently tied for third.
The contest also featured the two of the top teams from the NAIA Region XII rankings. King holds the No. 1 spot while Union is fifth.
Jaques (Manitoba, Canada) scored a goal in each half of the match. Her first score came in the 38th minute to tie the contest 1-1. She played a cleared ball down the right side and scored towards the far side post. She notched her next goal on a penalty kick at the 71 minute mark. The two-goal effort gives the junior a team-high nine on the season.
Back-to-back goals from Maggie Lynskey and Mary Alice Rowney in the 50th and 69th minutes, respectively, pushed King’s lead to 3-1.
Jaques’ penalty-kick goal cut into the deficit. However, King extended the lead when Lisa Forgion scored her second goal of the match four minutes after Jaques. Forgion’s first score came at the 29 minute mark to give the Lady Tornado the lead. King’s last goal came in the final minute from Sara Ham.
Brittany Puryear (Somerset, Ky.) played the first 77 minutes in goal for Union and she recorded six saves while Briann Bargo (Somerset, Ky.) recorded one save in the final 13 minutes. King’s Karmin Helton accounted for three saves.
Union took eight shots, five of which were on goal while King attempted 19 and 12 were on goal.
The Lady Bulldogs will finish AAC play on Wednesday at Montreat (N.C.) College with a 2 p.m. match. Montreat is currently fifth with a 3-3 conference record.