Chowan scores late to top Tornado 2-1

Photo credit: Dakota Bastin
Photo credit: Dakota Bastin

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team dropped a tight 2-1 contest to Chowan University on Saturday afternoon at Parks Field. The Tornado fought back to even the score in the second half, but the Hawks scored the final goal, taking the contest 2-1.

FINAL SCORE: Chowan 2, King 1
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 1-8-1, 0-4 Conference Carolinas; 7-4, 5-1 Conference Carolinas


  • Chowan was the aggressor early in the contest, taking a pair of shots that were off target in the opening 10 minutes.
  • The pressure paid off in the 21st minute when Toby Sims scored on a penalty kick to put the Hawks on top.
  • Carlos Saavedra had the first scoring opportunity in the 28th minute for the Tornado, but his shot went off the left post.
  • Chowan had one more shot in the first half, but King goalkeeper Cameron Horsfall came up with a save in the 40th minute as the Tornado trailed 1-0 at the half.
  • Charles Johnson started the second half with a shot in the opening minute, but it was turned away by the Chowan goalkeeper.
  • King finally found the back of the net as Saavedra found Ben Delisle who ripped his shot into the back of the net to even the score in the 67th minute.
  • However, the Hawks answered in the 71st minute as Jake Jensen fed Harrison Ardron who beat the goalkeeper to give the advantage back to Chowan.
  • Johnson had another shot saved in the 78th minute and the Tornado couldn't muster another opportunity as Chowan took the game 2-1.


  • King placed four of their nine shots on frame and earned three corner kicks.
  • Horsfall made three saves in goal.


  • The Hawks took 15 shots, placing five on frame and earned four corner kicks.
  • Ross Miller made three saves in goal.


  • The goal for Delisle was his eighth of the season.


  • King travels to Southern Wesleyan University on Tuesday. Kickoff from Central, S.C. is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
  • Chowan in action again on Wednesday at the University of Mount Olive.
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