October 2, 2010

Tornado get 4-1 win over TWC

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's soccer team scored four times in the opening 45 minutes in Saturday's 4-1 victory at home over Tennessee Wesleyan College.

The Tornado improved to 2-6-1 while Tennessee Wesleyan slipped to 1-5-3. King improved to 9-0 against the Bulldogs since the start of the 2005 season.

The scoring started when King's Colby Childress (Huntsville, Ala.) notched his second goal of the season at the 2:59 mark. Zach Caracciolo (Clarksville, Tenn.) provided the assists, the first of his collegiate career.

The Tornado got a gift as Tennessee Wesleyan's Jesse Vilines deposited the ball into his own net in the 23rd minute. Seven minutes later Tom Winspear (Yarm, England) booted home his team-high sixth goal of 2010. Right before the first half ended John Simmons (Essex, England) scored  after he received a pass from Matt Kilgus (Roanoke, Va.).

Richard Masters (Kent, England) and Justin Morrell (Bristol, Tenn.) each played a half in goal for King. Masters had five saves in a scoreless first half then Morrell stopped three shots.

Tennessee Wesleyan kept King from a second straight home shutout as Stephen Hang scored in the 87th minute. Will Watkins was credited with the assist.

King had two more shots, 15-13, than Tennessee Wesleyan.

The Tornado was able to score four times, more than any other opponent Tennessee Wesleyan had played in 2010. In the previous eight games Tennessee Wesleyan opponents averaged 1.6 goals per game.

King welcomes Carson-Newman (Tenn.) College to Bristol on Wednesday and the kick off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The Tornado played at Carson-Newman on Sept. 13 and the overtime contest went to Carson-Newman 2-1.