BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College snapped a losing skid with a 3-1 win over Union (Ky.) College at a wet Parks Field Wednesday thanks to a two-goal effort by a Tornado.
King got on the scoreboard first thanks to a Tom Winspear (Yarm, England) penalty kick at the 12:15 mark. Winspear improved to 2-2 on the season in penalty kicks as he went to the lower left corner on the scoring opportunity. He later scored in the 22nd minute from the right side, 20-yards out, and deposited the ball into the upper left corner. For Winspear it was his 12th and 13th goals of the season which leads the team.
Union got an unassisted goal from Aaron Miller in the 34th minute to cut the deficit in half.
The scoreboard remained quiet until Winspear played a ball to Joe Mayer (Essex, England) in the 86th minute. Mayer then booted home the goal from the right side of the field which made the score 3-1. The goal was the only shot on goal King had in the final 45 minutes.
The win was the first since a 6-1 decision over Concord (W.Va.) University on Oct. 13. In-between wins the Tornado lost three straight, including two one-goal contests. King, now at 4-11-1, has an 8-0 record against the Bulldogs of Union since the start of the 2004 season. The last two seasons, King has escaped with a one-goal victory. Union went to 6-10-1 after Wednesday's contest.
Richard Masters (Kent, England) stopped two of Union's shots in goal for King. In all Union had eight shots, three on frame. The two saves ties the low mark for King keepers this season.
Union's Jonathan Shaw had four saves on King's seven shots on goal. The Tornado were able to uncork 14 shots in all. The Tornado also had eight corner kicks compared to four by the visitors.
The one goal allowed is the 10th time in 16 matches King has given up one goal in a match. The Tornado's goals against average went down to 1.44.
The Tornado will have some time before the next match. King will play at North Greenville (S.C.) University on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. to conclude the regular season.