October 29, 2010

King drops match on late overtime goal

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College lost a nip and tuck 3-2 overtime contest Tuesday to Milligan (Tenn.) College as a Buffalo posted a hat trick.

Sandre Wilson booted home all three of Milligan's goals. His game-winner came at the 99:25 mark, right before the first overtime period was about to expire. The assist on the game winner was credited to Un-Ace Wright.

It took King less than four minutes to score first as Joe Mayer (Essex, England) took a pass from Sam Nicol (Midlothian, Scotland) and deposited it into the net for a 1-0 lead 3:16 into the match.

The Tornado needed an answer, down a goal, and John Simmons (Essex, England) provided the game-tying score at the 81:53 mark. Simmons received the ball from Tom Winspear (Yarm, England) and Simmons used a diving header for the goal.

Shortly after the second half started Wilson got two unassisted goals in the 50th and 51st minutes to tie the match and give Milligan a temporary lead.

King had more shots than King, 24-15. Both teams had 10 shots on goal. Richard Masters (Kent, England) recorded seven saves for the home standing Tornado.

The contest was the third overtime match King had played this season going 0-2-1 so far in 2010. The Tornado went 2-3 in overtime contests a season ago. It was also the second straight overtime contest with Milligan as the Buffs had a 2-1 win in 2009. In the last four meetings the difference has been a goal between King and Milligan.

The Tornado went to 3-10-1 on the season as nine matches have been decided by a lone goal. Milligan has a 7-6 mark after the contest.

King will play at Belmont Abbey (N.C.) College Saturday at 3:30 p.m.