BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The King University men's soccer team stayed on the road to take on regional rival Lincoln Memorial University on Sunday, and Railsplitters grabbed the lead early. Lincoln Memorial tallied their first goal in the eighth minute before adding a pair late in the second half to take the contest 3-0.
FINAL SCORE: Lincoln Memorial 3, King 0
LOCATION: Williamson Stadium at Burch/Nau Field; Barbourville, Ky.
RECORDS: King 1-1; Lincoln Memorial 2-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
- It didn't take the Railsplitters long to light up the scoreboard as Danilo da Silva found the back of the net in the eighth minute off of a rebound.
- Lincoln Memorial had two more chances in the 18th and 21st minutes, but King goalkeeper Jake Davis turned away both shots.
- Davis again came up with a pair of saves in the final five minutes of the half, keeping the Tornado deficit at 2-0.
- Jairo Ruiz Caram had the first scoring chance for the Tornado, lacing a shot on goal in the 24th minute, but it was turned away by the Lincoln Memorial goalkeeper.
- Michael Young and Juan Nabor both placed shots on frame near the end of the half, but both shots were turned away.
- The Tornado tried to even the score in the opening of the second half as Faber Bickerstaffe laced a shot on target in the 48th minute, but it was saved.
- However, at that point, the Lincoln Memorial defense clamped down, only allowing two more King shots the rest of the way.
- The Railsplitters extended their lead with a goal in the 78th minute when Felipe de Sousa found the back of the net.
- Lincoln Memorial's Victor Peres added an insurance goal in the 90th minute, making the final score 3-0.
- Bickerstaffe led the way offensively with three shots, one on goal.
- Davis made 11 saves.
- The Tornado took 10 shots, placing four on frame. King also had one corner kick in the game.
FOR THE FOES
- The Railsplitters took 18 shots in the contest, placing 14 on frame. The also had five corner kicks in the contest.
- For da Silva and de Sousa, the goals marked their second of the year while Peres scored his first tally of the season.
- Caleb Cothrin made four saves in goal for the Railsplitters.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- For Davis, the 11 saves marks a career-high.
- King travels to take on Mars Hill University on Wednesday. Kickoff from Mars Hill, N.C. is slated for 7:00 p.m.
- Lincoln Memorial hosts Young Harris College on Saturday.