BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has become an unfortunate theme early in the season, the King University men's soccer team dropped another one goal game. The Tornado squared off with 21st ranked Limestone College, and the Saints tallied the games lone goal in the 45th minute, taking the 1-0 victory.
FINAL SCORE: #21 Limestone 1, King 0
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 2-5, 0-4 Conference Carolinas; Limestone 4-1-1, 3-0 Conference Carolinas
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Tornado registered a pair of shots in the first 15 minutes, but they both sailed high of the goal.
- However, Limestone countered with a pair of shots, but again, they sailed high.
- Carlos Saavedra ripped a shot on goal in the 27th minute, but Limestone goalkeeper came up with the save.
- The Saints then began to possess the ball for the rest of the first half. With 31 seconds remaining in the first half, the Tornado were called for a foul in the box, resulting in a penalty kick.
- Limestone's Kristian Moore-Cowel placed his shot just under the Tornado keeper, giving the Saints the 1-0 lead at the break.
- In the first 10 minutes of the second half, King goalkeeper Jake Davis came up with a pair of saves to keep the Tornado within one goal.
- King began to press in the final 15 minutes, resulting in a pair of shots on frame. Saavedra ripped one that was turned away in the 79th minute and Luis Calderon ripped another in the 86th minute that was turned away, giving Limestone the 1-0 victory.
- Saavedra had five in the contest, placing two on frame.
- Davis made seven saves for the Tornado.
- King took nine shots in the contest, place three on goal.
FOR THE FOES
- The Saints placed eight of their 20 shots on goal and earned nine corner kicks.
- For Moore-Cowel that marked his first goal of the season.
- King will be in action again on Wednesday when they host Tusculum College in a nonconference tilt at 4:30 p.m.
- Limestone travels to Clayton State University on Saturday.