King offense stymied by LC defense in season finale

Photo credit: Dakota Bastin
Photo credit: Dakota Bastin

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team had a chance to qualify for the Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Championship with a win on Monday. However, Limestone College ended the King season with a stout defensive performance in their 4-0 victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Limestone 4, King 0
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: 4-10-1, 3-6 Conference Carolinas; Limestone 8-6-2, 6-3-1 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Saint defense was stifling in the first half, not allowing a Tornado shot in the opening 45 minutes.
  • Limestone controlled play in the first half, and broke through in the 16th minute when Josiah Ortiz scored on a service from Tristyn de Laaf.
  • Off of a corner kick in the 31st minute as Henrick Gunther served a ball into the box that was headed in at the back post by Nacho Reigada.
  • Cameron Horsfall made a save in the 37th minute, sending the game to halftime with the Tornado trailing 2-0.
  • Reigada scored on another corner kick, this time from Brenden Kelly in the 59th minute and then assisted on a goal from de Laaf in the 63rd minute.
  • The Tornado offense tried to get going as Ben Delisle, Nathan Rincon and Carlos Saavedra all had shots saved in a three-minute stretch in the 73rd-76th minutes.
  • However, King couldn't find the back of the net as the Saints took the contest 4-0.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • King took eight shots, all in the second half and placed six on goal.
  • King also earned two corner kicks.
  • Horsfall made four saves in the contest.

FOR THE FOES

  • Limestone took 19 shots in the game, placing eight on frame.
  • The Saints also earned five corner kicks.
  • Clement Anet made six saves in goal.
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