Men's Soccer News Archives

  • Tornado fall 1-0 to #21 Limestone
    September 20, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has become an unfortunate theme early in the season, the King University men’s soccer team dropped another one goal game. The Tornado squared off with 21st ranked Limestone College, and the Saints tallied the games lone goal in the 45th minute, taking the 1-0 victory.
  • Tornado fall in close match to North Greenville
    September 16, 2017
    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 which resulted in a 1-0 loss to the Crusaders.
  • King drops heartbreaker to Lees-McRae
    September 13, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a tough loss on the road on Saturday, the King University men’s soccer team had a tough test as the played their first home game of the season. The Tornado jumped ahead of 17th-ranked Lees-McRae 2-0 in the first half, but the Bobcats came back. Lees-McRae used a pair of second half goals to take the contest 3-2.
  • Saavedra named TSWA Player of the Week
    September 12, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Carlos Saavedra of the King University men’s soccer team had a breakout week for the Tornado, scoring four goals and adding an assist. Saavedra was rewarded for his efforts as he was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.
  • Flying Fleet stun Tornado in waning seconds
    September 09, 2017
    DUE WEST, S.C. – Following their comeback win on Wednesday, the King University men’s soccer team was in another tight contest on Saturday when they opened Conference Carolinas play at Erskine College. Carlos Saavedra evened the tally late in the second half, forcing overtime, but the Flying Fleet scored late in the second extra session to take the game 4-3 in double overtime.
  • Saavedra fuels Tornado comeback at Mars Hill
    September 06, 2017
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team fell behind Mars Hill University early, but Carlos Saavedra led the Tornado back on Wednesday night. He got the Tornado on the board in the first half, and put King ahead in the 79th minute, giving King the 3-2 victory.
  • King falls at Lincoln Memorial
    September 03, 2017
    BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The King University men’s soccer team stayed on the road to take on regional rival Lincoln Memorial University on Sunday, and Railsplitters grabbed the lead early. Lincoln Memorial tallied their first goal in the eighth minute before adding a pair late in the second half to take the contest 3-0.
  • King men's soccer game at LMU changes location
    September 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to weather, the location of Sunday’s men’s soccer game between King University and Lincoln Memorial University has changed. The teams will now square off at Union College in Barbourville, Ky.
  • Lavender's first career goal lifts King over Concord
    August 31, 2017
    ATHENS, W.VA. – In their first game of the season, the King University men’s soccer team came away with their first win of the season, defeating Concord University 1-0. Lucas Lavender tallied King’s lone goal early in the second half and Jake Davis posted a shutout in goal.
  • Rose announces 2017 recruiting class
    August 25, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Nearing the start of the 2017 season, King University Men’s Soccer Head Coach Richie Rose announced his first recruiting class. The class consists of seven Tornado that will take the pitch for the first-year head coach this fall.
  • Veterans to lead King men's soccer in 2017
    August 23, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's soccer team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the fourth straight year a season ago and new head coach Richie Rose looks to lead the Tornado back in 2017. King returns a solid group of returners that should mesh with a talented group of newcomers.
  • King names Rose men's soccer head coach
    June 22, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced on Thursday the Richie Rose will be the next head coach of the Tornado men’s soccer program. Rose brings nearly 20 years of coaching experience to King.
  • King to host soccer camp in June
    May 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University soccer coaches Leah Presley and Gus Pederson will hosting a boys and girls soccer camp on the campus of King University June 26-30.
  • Stroud resigns as King men's soccer coach
    April 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced on Monday that Head Men’s Soccer Coach Talon Stroud has resigned, citing personal reasons and family obligations. Stroud will remain in place at King through the end of the academic year.
  • King to host men's soccer ID camp in February
    December 12, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer program will be hosting a Winter ID Camp coming up in February. The camp is scheduled for February 4, 2017 and will be hosted at Parks Field on the King University campus.
  • Bickerstaffe, Carrasco selected All-Conference Carolinas
    November 03, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship semifinals, the league handed out their all-conference awards. Two players from King University were recognized as Eli Carrasco and Faber Bickerstaffe were named third team all-conference.
  • King falls at #8 Limestone in Conference Carolinas quarterfinal
    October 31, 2016
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team took to the field at eighth-ranked Limestone College in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship on Monday night. The second seeded Saints tallied an early goal and added another in the second half to take the contest from the seventh seeded Tornado 2-0.
  • 13 Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 31, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships get underway this week, and the league office has announced their academic all-conference honorees. The Tornado 13 total student-athletes recognized, five men and eight women.
  • Tornado fall to Barton in regular season finale
    October 29, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for seeding in the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship, the King University men’s soccer team squared off with Barton College in the regular season finale at Parks Field. The first half was played even and the Bulldogs broke through in the 59th minute and added another goal late to take the contest 2-0.
  • Calderon named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    October 27, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight year, the King University men’s soccer team has a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. Luis Calderon earns the distinction for the first time in his career this season, earning first team All-District 3.
  • The Tornado fall to Lees-McRae 6-2
    October 26, 2016
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – In the last road Conference Carolina regular season game of the year, the King University men’s soccer team squared off against Lees-McRae College. The Tornado struck first in the first half to take an early lead 1-0, but the Bobcats four goals in the first game half proved too much of a deficit to come back from, ultimately resulting in Lees-McRae taking the contest 6-2.
  • King wins a thriller 1-0 behind stellar defense
    October 22, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team faced off against Erskine College in a Conference Carolinas showdown. On a cool afternoon, Eli Carrasco gave the King all the offense they needed to win 1-0.
  • Early tallies from SWU top Tornado
    October 19, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team returned home in hopes of snapping the skid they have been on, but Southern Wesleyan University posted two goals in the early going to take the lead. The Warriors held that lead, and took the 3-1 Conference Carolinas victory.
  • Tornado fall to #20 ranked Pfeiffer
    October 15, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a cool night, the King University men's soccer team squared off against Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolina’s contest. The Falcons put on a late surge, scoring three goals in the contest to win 5-0.
  • King fall against #13 Saints
    October 12, 2016
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team squared off against Limestone College in a Conference Carolina’s nightcap. The Tornado had some chances to cut into the lead early in the first half and late in the second half, but the Saints prevailed for a 4-0 victory.
  • Calderon tabbed TSWA Player of the Week
    October 12, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following is first career multi-goal game, King University men’s soccer player Luis Calderon was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week. The junior posted two tallies in King’s Conference Carolinas tilt against the University of Mount Olive.
  • Late Mount Olive flurry stuns Tornado
    October 08, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a cool damp afternoon, the King University men’s soccer team squared off with the University of Mount Olive in a contest that changed location due to Hurricane Matthew. Luis Calderon broke a 2-2 tie in the 75th minute, giving King a 3-2 lead. However the Trojans came back and scored three goals in the final two minutes top the Tornado 5-3.
  • King soccer programs earn NSCAA Team Academic Award
    October 06, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University had both of their soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, both earning the Team Academic Award for 2015-16. King was one of 222 schools that had both of their soccer teams receive the award. This marks the sixth straight year the King women have won the award and the second straight year for the men.
  • Second half goals top Tornado at Carson-Newman
    October 05, 2016
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team took to the road to face regional rival Carson-Newman University on Wednesday night. The Eagles scored three second half goals to take the contest from the Tornado 4-0.
  • Soccer doubleheader at Mount Olive shifted to King
    October 05, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to Hurricane Matthew, King University’s Conference Carolinas soccer doubleheader on Saturday at the University of Mount Olive has been moved. The double dip will now take place in Bristol at Parks Field. The women’s are scheduled to kickoff at 11:00 a.m. with the men to follow at 1:00 p.m.
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