2013-14 Men's Soccer News Archives

March 12, 2014
Liburd selected to St. Kitts-Nevis National Team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s soccer player Kendale Liburd received letter every soccer player dreams of getting. The letter he received was calling him to play for the senior national team of his home country St. Kitts-Nevis.

January 30, 2014
Miglarese announces Tornado spring schedule
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s soccer coach John Miglarese has announced King’s spring schedule for 2014. The Tornado will play a six game schedule that concludes with a match against the King men’s soccer alumni during Dogwood Weekend in April.

November 7, 2013
King duo named all-conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The season may have ended on Tuesday, but two King University men’s soccer players were honored by Conference Carolinas on Thursday. Ryan Murphy and Zachary Clark both earned second team all-conference honors for their performances this season.

November 6, 2013
Hicks, Spears earn TSWA Athlete of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has been an exciting week for King University soccer, two student-athletes earned weekly honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. Chris Hicks earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week and Rayna Spears earned the same distinction on the women’s side.

November 5, 2013
Tornado drop heart breaker at #15 Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – On Tuesday afternoon, the King University men’s soccer team went toe-to-toe with the nation’s #15 team, Limestone College, in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinals. The seventh seeded Tornado were scoreless with the second seeded Saints all day until Limestone netted the game-winner with seven minutes left to end King’s season.

November 2, 2013
Mount Olive defeats Tornado in overtime
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team was unable to secure a win on Saturday afternoon, falling 3-2 in overtime to Mount Olive College and receiving the No. 7 seed to the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

October 30, 2013
King student-athletes earn academic all-conference honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the soccer season, awards start to be handed out, and 10 King University soccer players were recognized by Conference Carolinas. Six men’s players were named to the academic all-conference team while four women earned the distinction.

October 29, 2013
Tornado win third straight, down Trevecca Nazarene 2-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team made the long road trip to Nashville on Tuesday night to square off in a nonconference contest against Trevecca Nazarene. The Tornado were able to come away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory and are now riding a season-high four-game unbeaten streak and have won three consecutive matches.

October 26, 2013
Cobain's late goal gives Tornado 2-1 win at Barton
WILSON, N.C. – On the road as Barton College’s homecoming opponent, the King University men’s soccer team looked to be destined for overtime against the homestanding Bulldogs Saturday afternoon. But midfielder Ryan Cobain gave the Tornado the lead with an 84th minute strike, and King’s defense turned away a flurry of Barton shots in the final minutes as the Tornado held on for the 2-1 victory.

October 24, 2013
Miglarese to instruct at EXACT College Soccer Camp
King University men’s soccer coach, John Miglarese, has been selected as one of the lead instructors for the upcoming EXACT Soccer Georgia Boys Elite Prospect camp. This college soccer camp will take place on Sunday, December 15, and is open to all high school players that would like to compete.

October 22, 2013
Murphy named TSWA Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Ryan Murphy earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association on Tuesday, posting a goal and an assist in a pair of Tornado matches.

October 22, 2013
Cobain, Akinoso net goals as King tops North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team may not have dominated the statistical categories on Tuesday night at North Greenville University, but they were ahead in the one that matters most, goals. Ryan Cobain netted a goal in the first half, and Joseph Akinoso found the back of the net in the second half as King took the 2-0 Conference Carolinas victory.

October 16, 2013
Tornado come back to take 2-2 draw with Union (Ky.)
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their fourth game in the last seven days, the King University men’s soccer team grabbed the lead over Union College (Ky.) late in the second half. The Tornado then had to come back late in the game to send the game to overtime where neither team was able to find the back of the net as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

October 14, 2013
Second half goals top Tornado
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The King University men’s soccer team got off to a good start at the University of North Georgia, scoring first on Monday night. However, the Nighthawks netted a pair of second half goals to take the nonconference affair 2-1.

October 12, 2013
Tornado fall to Bobcats 2-0
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer continued their Conference Carolinas schedule when they hosted rival Lees-McRae College. The Bobcats scored a pair of second half goals to take the contest 2-0.

October 9, 2013
Tornado fall at Erskine 3-0
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team faced the tough challenge of taking on Erskine College on the road. The Tornado had scoring chances though out the game, but couldn’t push a goal across as they fell to the Flying Fleet 3-0.

October 5, 2013
Cobain nets goal in 2-1 loss to Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team rallied with a late goal, but were unable to net the equalizer as the Tornado fell 2-1 to Belmont Abbey College in Conference Carolinas action.

October 2, 2013
Tornado drop narrow 1-0 decision to #22 Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday afternoon, the King University men’s soccer team faced conference foe, and #22 nationally ranked Limestone College. The Saints netted a goal in the 10 minute to take the lead. King had chances in both halves, but couldn't tally the equalizer as they fell 1-0.

September 25, 2013
Tornado drop 3-1 decision to Carson-Newman
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On another rainy afternoon at Parks Field, the King University men’s soccer team squared off against Carson-Newman University in a nonconference tilt. The Eagles netted three goals in the first half and played solid defense in the second half to hold on for the 3-1 road victory.

September 21, 2013
Dube's goal gives King 1-0 win over Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On what was a cool rainy day at Parks Field, the King University men’s soccer team took home their first victory of the year. The Tornado got a goal in the 65th minute from Thomas Dube to defeat Pfeiffer University 1-0.

September 14, 2013
Brevard tops King 1-0
BREVARD, N.C. – The King men’s soccer team outshot Brevard 15-9 on Saturday afternoon, but the Tornados were used a second-half goal to best King 1-0.

September 11, 2013
Tornado bested by Tusculum in home opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two Tusculum goals in a 32-second span proved too difficult to overcome as the King men’s soccer team dropped its home opener by a final score of 3-0.

September 7, 2013
Tornado play to a 3-3 draw with Shorter
CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Following their narrow 1-0 loss on Friday night, the King University men’s soccer team found their offense early in their match with Shorter University on Saturday evening. The Tornado netted three goals in a six minute span, two from Kendal Liburd, to grab an early lead. However, the Hawks came back and tied the game in the 88th minute and the game eventually ended in a 3-3 tie.

September 6, 2013
King falls in season opener to Lee 1-0
CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team opened its season with a hard-fought 1-0 loss at the hands of hosts Lee University at the Lee Olive Garden Invitational on Friday night.

August 28, 2013
Tornado ready for first season under Miglarese
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team has underwent some changes this spring as John Miglarese was named head coach in January. Miglarese has been hard at work during the spring practices and fall camp to change the culture of the men's soccer program.