Golden goal stuns Tornado in home opener

Tyler Feaster
Tyler Feaster

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.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: USC Aiken 1, King 0
LOCATION: Parks Field
RECORDS: King 0-2, USC Aiken 1-1

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Tornado put pressure on the Pacer defense early on in the game as Zubair Taylor and Samuel Corredor Rincon both had one shot each in the first 10 minutes.
  • King had another chance to get on the board in the 27th minute when Taylor took aim at the goal, but the shot was saved by Kenneth Kalek.
  • Nathan Rincon followed up with another shot in the 29th minute that was wide left of the goal.
  • Toward the end of the first half, USC Aiken became more aggressive and took more chances at a goal, with one shot by Jorvel Tobierre in the 43rd minute and two shots by Duncan Mihoulides in the 45th minute.
  • USC Aiken came alive in the beginning of the second half with a shot by Chris Caudell that was saved by Dalton Gammon and two more shots by Kyllian Martin that were off target.
  • King lone shot of the second half at the 73rd minute, but Ruben Laureano's shot was saved by Kalek.
  • USC Aiken finally struck in the 95th minute as Ricard Saintil found the back of the net with an assist from David Box.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • USC Aiken outshot the Tornado 16-6 in the contest and had five corner kicks to King's one.
  • The Tornado finished the match with six shots with Taylor and Laureano leading the Tornado with two shots each.
  • Samuel Corredor Rincon and Nathan Rincon both had one shot each.
  • Gammon made three saves in goal.

FOR THE FOES

  • The goal for Ricard Saintil was his first of the season.
  • Saintil finished with three shots.
  • Kenneth Kalek finished the match with two saves.

UP NEXT

  • King will travel to Mars Hill, N.C. to play Mars Hill University on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • USC Aiken will host Saint Leo University on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.