Men's Soccer News Archives

  • Delisle leads King past Tusculum in OT
    September 18, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team clinched their first victory of the season in overtime after Ben Delisle connected with the net for his second goal of the game to lead the Tornado to a 3-2 victory over the Tusculum University.
  • King-Emmanuel canceled due to weather
    September 14, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team opened Conference Carolinas play against Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon at Parks Field. However, the game went into a lightning delay 30 minutes into the game, and the contest was eventually canceled.
  • King falls in OT at Mars Hill
    September 11, 2019
    MARS HILL, N.C. – For the third time in as many games, the King University played a one-goal game, and their second straight contest that went to overtime. Callum Davidson scored his first career goal to even the score in the second half and send the game to overtime. However, the Lions scored on a free kick in the 95th minute to take the victory.
  • Golden goal stuns Tornado in home opener
    September 07, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team opened their home schedule against USC Aiken and after a hard fought battle between both teams, the Tornado fell to the Pacers 1-0. Both teams remained scoreless in 90 minutes of play, but USC Aiken found the back of the net midway through the extra session to defeat the Tornado.
  • Tornado drop season opener at Concord
    September 05, 2019
    ATHENS, W.Va. – The King University men’s soccer team opened the season on the road with a solid effort at Concord University on Thursday afternoon. Looking at the box score, the Tornado seemed to outplay the Mountain Lions, however, Concord found the back of the net in the second half to take the contest 1-0.
  • Tornado ready for another postseason run
    August 28, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's' soccer team is coming off one of the most successful seasons in recent memory, advancing to the Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Championship semifinals. Head coach Richie Rose returns the majority of the offense and his leader on defense as the Tornado look to advance further in the postseason in 2019.
  • Lozano, Harris earn Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards
    June 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University nominated both Ben Harris of the men’s soccer team and Tristyn Lozano of the women’s volleyball team for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award. Lozano earned first team recognition was selected the sport winner for women’s volleyball while Harris garnered second team honors.
  • Harris one of three selected for NCAA Day in the Life campaign
    January 16, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last spring the NCAA reached out to member schools looking for three NCAA Division II student-athletes to be featured on their “Day in the Life” campaign. Ben Harris of the King University men’s soccer team was one of seven student-athletes across the country that was selected for an interview and one of three that was selected to be filmed for the “Day in the Life” campaign.
  • Mburu, Rivera win Conference Carolinas Elite 23 awards
    November 07, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Starting this year, Conference Carolinas started handing out the Elite 23 award, which is an award giving to the student-athlete at the championship site with the highest GPA for each respective sport. In the fall, two Tornado earned the Elite 23 award, Sam Mburu of the men’s soccer team and Kaitlin Rivera of the women’s cross country team.
  • Tornado run comes to an end at #19 Limestone
    November 01, 2018
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Playing in a Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship semifinal for the first time, the King University men’s soccer team had the daunting task of taking on top-seed and 19th-ranked Limestone College on their home field. The Saints scored early and led 3-0 at the break before breaking the game open in the second half to take the contest 9-0.
  • Saavedra leads King's All-Conference Carolinas selections
    November 01, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship semifinal matches, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers. The Tornado had four individuals honored, headlined by Carlos Saavedra.
  • Saavedra selected TSWA Player of the Week
    October 30, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Carlos Saavedra close the regular season on a hot streak for the King University men’s soccer team. He helped the Tornado secure their first home Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship game and was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week.
  • Delisle's hat trick sends King to conference semifinals
    October 29, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Monday was a historic day for the King University men’s soccer team, hosting their first Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship game when the fourth-seeded Tornado squared off with fifth-seeded Lees-McRae College in the quarterfinals. The Tornado fell behind, but came back behind three goals from Ben Delisle in the second half, winning their first Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship game, 3-1 to advance to the semifinals.
  • King clinch first home tournament match with a 2-1 win over Barton
    October 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team clinched their first playoff game at home in program history on Friday against Barton taking the final match of the season 2-1
  • Friday's Soccer doubleheader moved to Tennessee High
    October 24, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University soccer doubleheader scheduled for Friday against Barton College at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Parks Field has been moved to Tennessee High School. The Tornado women will kickoff at 1:30 p.m. with the men to follow at 4:00 p.m.
  • Tornado have seven players selected academic all-conference
    October 24, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leading into the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the league announced their soccer academic all-conference honorees. The King University men’s soccer team had seven players recognized.
  • Tornado storm back, erase 2-0 deficit in 2OT win at LMC
    October 23, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team found themselves behind Lees-McRae College 2-0 in the opening 10 minutes, but the Tornado came storming back. King evened the score before halftime, and Carlos Saavedra gave King the 3-2 win with a goal in the 107th minute.
  • King drops a tough one to Erskine 3-2
    October 20, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team dropped a tough one to Erskine College 3-2 Saturday afternoon. The Tornado matched the Flying Fleets intensity throughout the match but were unable to come out with the win in the end.
  • Saavedra gives King victory over SWU
    October 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team came away with a well-earned Conference Carolinas victory on Wednesday afternoon against Southern Wesleyan University. Carlos Saavedra gave King the lead with a goal in the 72nd minute, and the Tornado made it stand up to take the 2-1 victory.
  • Tornado drop a close one to Chowan 2-1
    October 13, 2018
    MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team was in action Saturday against Chowan University. The tornado came out the gates hot with an early goal but was unable to stop the Hawks comeback late in the match.
  • Tornado comeback comes up short at USC Aiken
    October 10, 2018
    AIKEN, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team took to the road for a nonconference tilt against USC Aiken on Wednesday evening. The Pacers scored first, but the Tornado fought back to pull within a goal at the break. King couldn’t complete the comeback in the second half as USC Aiken took the contest 3-2.
  • Delisle tabbed TSWA Player of the Week
    October 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ben Delisle led the King University men’s soccer team to a pair of wins last week, scoring three goals. On Wednesday, his performance earned him Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week honors.
  • Saavedra, Delisle lead King past Mount Olive
    October 06, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team won their second contest this week when they traveled to the University of Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado got a pair of goals from Ben Delisle and Carlos Saavedra to take the contest 4-1.
  • King earns USC Team Academic Award
    October 04, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team was honored by the United Soccer Coaches (USC) on Thursday when the association announced their Team Academic Award winners. The Tornado earn the award for the fourth straight year.
  • Caram's goal and assist lead the Tornado past NGU
    October 02, 2018
    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.
  • King match against NGU rescheduled for Tuesday
    October 01, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer game that was postponed on Saturday against North Greenville University has been rescheduled for Tuesday with kickoff scheduled for 4:00 p.m. The Tornado contest originally scheduled for Tuesday at USC Aiken has been moved to October 10 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Comeback falls short for King against BAC
    September 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team fell behind Belmont Abbey College in the first half but nearly made a comeback in the second stanza. The Tornado cut their deficit to 2-1 late in the game, and had a flurry of opportunities to net the equalizer in the final minutes, but came up short as Belmont Abbey took the contest 2-1.
  • King falls in heart-breaker at #10 Limestone
    September 19, 2018
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team went toe-to-toe with one of the nation’s top teams on Wednesday night. The Tornado played through a scoreless 90 minutes with 10th-ranked Limestone College. The game remained scoreless until there was two minutes remaining in the second overtime when the Saints score to take the contest 1-0.
  • Tornado reschedule match against Belmont Abbey
    September 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team has rescheduled their Conference Carolinas match against Belmont Abbey College that was postponed over the weekend. The Tornado will take on the Crusaders on September 26 at 4:30 p.m. at Parks Field.
  • Tornado fall to LMU in double overtime
    September 12, 2018
    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.
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