Tornado fall to LMU in double overtime

Tornado fall to LMU in double overtime

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team fought back on Wednesday afternoon against Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado tallied the equalizer in the second half, sending the game to overtime. However, the Railsplitters tallied the game-winner in the 105th minute, taking the contest 2-1.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Lincoln Memorial 2, King 1 (F/2OT)
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 1-3-1; Lincoln Memorial 2-1-1

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Lincoln Memorial controlled play in the opening 45 minutes, taking nine shots and allowing only one Tornado chance.
  • The Railsplitters scored the first goal of the contest in the seventh minute when Felipe de Sousa found the back of the net on a free kick from near the left boundry.
  • Dalton Gammon then came up with a pair of saves in the first half, keeping the score at 1-0 at the break.
  • The Tornado tried to turn the field in the second half as Ben Delisle ripped a shot that went off the crossbar in the 49th minute.
  • The pressure paid off in the 52nd minute when Delisle took a pass in the middle of the field from Jalen Willis, cleared the defender and beat the keeper in the left side of the goal.
  • Gammon again came up big for the Tornado, making four saves in the second half, sending the contest to overtime.
  • In the first overtime, the Railsplitters had three straight corner kicks in the 92nd minute, but the Tornado defense stood tall.
  • Delisle had the best chance for King in the 98th minute, but his shot went just left of the goal.
  • Lincoln Memorial hit the crossbar in the 100th minute, sending the contest to a second extra session.
  • Gammon came up with another save in the 102nd minute, but the Railsplitters broke through in the 105th minute.
  • Victor Peres headed a cross from Felipe de Sousa to the far post, giving Lincoln Memorial the 2-1 victory.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Lincoln Memorial recorded 25 shots in the contest while holding King to five attempts.
  • The Railplitters put nine shots on goal to King's one.
  • Lincoln Memorial also had more corner kick than King by a 10-2 margin.
  • The goal for Delisle was his first of the season, coming on Willis' second assist of the year.

UP NEXT

  • King takes to the road to face 12th-ranked Limestone College on Wednesday. Kickoff from Gaffney, S.C. is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
  • Lincoln Memorial hosts Carson-Newman University on Wednesday.