Tornado fall in close match to North Greenville

Photo credit: Brooke Hatcher
Photo credit: Brooke Hatcher

TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men's soccer team fell to North Greenville University in a Conference Carolinas matchup Saturday afternoon.  The Tornado could not find the back of the net resulting in a 1-0 loss to the Crusaders.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: North Greenville 1, King 0
LOCATION: Pepsi Stadium
RECORDS: King 2-4, 0-3 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 1-4, 1-2 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • King recorded four shots within the first 14 minutes of play forcing the Crusader goalkeeper to react early on, however, none of the shots made it into the net.
  • In the 20th minute, North Greenville broke the 0-0 tie with a goal off of a header to put King down 1-0 early.
  • The Tornado had five corners in the first half, but could not convert any of them into goals. Going into the half, North Greenville led 1-0.
  • In the second half, King came out aggressive on offense and stormed the Crusader goalkeeper with shot after shot, but none could seem to find the back of the net.
  • King outshot North Greenville nine to five in the second period and took six corners to the Crusader's one.
  • King's last opportunity to find the back of the net occurred in 88th minute when the Tornado were granted a corner kick, however, they could not convert it into a goal resulting in a 1-0 North Greenville victory.

FOR THE FOES

  • Gareth Greene scored the lone goal of the game for the Crusaders.
  • James Max Miller recorded six saves for North Greenville.
  • North Greenville had 12 shots in the contest, seven on frame.

UP NEXT

  • King is home on Wednesday afternoon against Limestone College for a 3:30 p.m. start.
  • North Greenville heads to Brevard College on Monday.