King leads the battle for the Blue Ridge Cup after the fall

King leads the battle for the Blue Ridge Cup after the fall

2019-20 Blue Ridge Cup Standings/All-time results

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the fall season, King University holds a 4-2 lead over Lees-McRae in the eighth annual battle for the Blue Ridge Cup.

The Tornado soccer teams gave King the lead with victories over the Bobcats on October 30 with the women taking a 1-0 win and the men earning a 2-1 victory. On the volleyball court, Lees-McRae topped the Tornado 3-2 in Banner Elk, N.C. before King took a 3-0 win in Bristol, Tenn.

The final competition of the fall as in cross country as the Tornado women took one point based on their finish at the Conference Carolinas Championship and the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional. King won the conference title and finished 12th at the NCAA Regional. On the men's side, Lees-McRae took the point, finishing third at the conference meet and 16th at the regional.

The series continues on Wednesday when schools square off on the hardcourt in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader at King. The women's basketball game tips off at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at 7:30 p.m.