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.
FINAL SCORE: Southern Wesleyan 3, King 1
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 5-9, 3-4 Conference Carolinas; Southern Wesleyan 8-6, 4-4 Conference Carolinas
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Warrior had a pair of scoring chances in the opening 10 minutes, but neither resulted in anything as Tornado goalkeeper Kari Sveinsson came up with on save.
- However, Southern Wesleyan broke through in the 12th minute when Skyler Mattox fed Christian Taylor from the middle of the field and Taylor ripped a shot inside the far post to put the Warriors ahead.
- King countered with a pair of chances, but the Warrior defense held off a shot and a corner kick.
- Southern Wesleyan added another goal in the 24th minute as Michel Herszenhaut played a ball from the middle of the field to Sergio Tapia on the right side of the box who ripped a shot from 25 yards out into the back of the net.
- King answered this time and Carlos Saavedra ripped a shot off the left post that ricocheted to Freek Schoones in the middle of the net who finished to cut the Tornado deficit in half.
- The score remained the same at halftime and Eli Carrasco tried to even the tally in the 56th minute, but his attempt was turned away by the Warrior goalkeeper.
- The Warriors then turned the field, and their pressure finally paid off in the 84th minute when Herszenhaut found the back of the net. He took a pass from Marcelo Vargas in the middle of the field to Herszenhaut on the right side of the box who ripped a shot that was deflected by the defense and bounded over the keeper, giving the Warriors a 3-1 lead.
- The Tornado ripped five shots in the final five minutes, but none found the back of the net as the Warriors took the contest 3-1.
- King ripped 15 shots in the contest, putting four on frame.
- The Tornado also took four corner kicks.
- Sveinsson came up with four saves.
FOR THE FOES
- Taylor tallied his seventh goal of the season and Herszenhaut's tally was his ninth goal of the season. The goal for Tapia was his first of the season.
- Miguel Uribe posted three saves for the Warriors.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The goal for Schoones was his fifth tally of the year.
- King remains at home to take on Erskine College on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Parks Field.
- Southern Wesleyan hosts North Greenville University on Saturday.