BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer surged past North Greenville University in the first half by taking a quick 2-0 lead. The Tornado were able to snuff a Crusader comeback and take the match 2-1.
FINAL SCORE: King 2, North Greenville 1
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 2-5-1, 1-3 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 4-4-1, 1-3-1 Conference Carolinas
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Tornado grabbed the lead in the 16th minute on a shot rebound that landed on Jairo Ruiz Caram's feet and shot to the back of the net.
- The Crusaders tried to answer back quickly and shot a ball that just went left into the crossbar coming out empty handed.
- Ben Delisle then had an opportunity created by a pass by Caram through the defense right on target to Delisle where he shot it past the goalkeeper to the left lower quadrant of the net to extend the lead 2-0.
- The Tornado had another opportunity to score at the end of the first half coming from the leg of Saavedra who hit the top of the crossbar and King went into halftime with a 2-0 lead.
- North Greenville came out stronger in the second half looking to create more opportunities to score and that came in the 68th minute from Will Moy to cut the Tornado lead in half.
- Dalton Gammon had five saves none more important than a save in the 82nd minute when a North Greenville defender came loose and fired, Gammon was able to lift his arm and keep the King lead intact.
- The Tornado were able to hold of the Crusader come back and take the match 2-1.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Caram had his first goal of the year and an assist.
- Delisle had his fourth goal of the year
- King posted 21 shots, placing 10 on goal while North Greenville had 16 shots with six on frame.
- The Tornado also led in corner kicks, 7-5 that the Crusaders.
FOR THE FOES
- Will Moy posted the goal for North Greenville his third of the year.
- Noah Kendrick had eight saves.
- King travels to Mount Olive on Saturday to play at 4:00 p.m.
- North Greenville travels to Ferrum on Thursday.