Erskine Tops Tornado, 3-1 in Road Contest

DUE WEST, S.C. – Tornado senior Tom Winspear struck once again in King College's trip to Erskine College, but a three-goal lead was too much to overcome on Tuesday night. The Flying Fleet beat the Tornado by a 3-1 count at Huggins Field to drop King to 2-3-1 overall, 2-2 in league play.

Erskine scored three unanswered goals before King tallied its first score of the game. Patrick Milfeld (Dallas, Texas) made a pair of saves before exiting the game. Freshman keeper Stefan Kwiatkowski (Ocala, Fla.) came off the bench and kept King within a goal after the first half but allowed two more in the second session. Micah Burklin notched Erskine's first goal at 39:10 off a shot from the top of the box.

The Tornado defense bore down on the Flying Fleet, allowing only five shots in the final 45:00, however, Erskine landed three of them in the back of the net. Erskine's Andrew Settlemire and Luke Boyce scored less than three minutes apart from one another beginning inside the 56th minute, giving the Flying Fleet a 3-0 lead.

Winspear (Yarm, England) scored his seventh goal of the season in the 79th minute to cut the lead to two, but the Tornado did not score again before the final horn. Winspear scored after taking a long pass from Sam Nicol (Midlothians, Scotland) and extended his goal scoring streak to three games with a blast to the right side of the net.

King (2-3-1, 2-2) continues its play on the road when the team travels to Coker College on Sept. 28 for another night match with thee Cobras. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. and will complete a three-game road stand before engaging in five straight home contests.