November 11, 2010

King-Tenn. Temple Mid-East Region contest moved to Monday

BRISTOL, Tenn. -King College's opening round NCCAA Mid-East Region Men's Soccer contest has been rescheduled from Thursday to Monday due to scheduling conflicts with Tennessee Temple University.

King, the event's No. 3 seed, will play Tennessee Temple, the No. 6 seed, at 3 p.m. Monday at Parks Field.

The Tornado ended the regular season Saturday with a 2-0 win at North Greenville (S.C.) University giving the squad a 5-11-1 record. In King's first season as a NCAA Division II member the team were overtaken nine times by a lone goal. Overall the Tornado outscored opponents 29-23 at the end of the day. Four of King's wins were at home and in nine contests at Parks Field, the Tornado outscored foes 23-12.

Tennessee Temple ended the regular season at 4-13. Despite the record, three of the team's wins came away from home in 2010. All three of the wins came in a streak from Sept. 21 to Oct. 14 before a three-game skid at home brought the regular season to an end. Opponents shut out Tennessee Temple 11 times this season. In the 13 defeats, Tennessee Temple was outscored a combined 74-2. In the four wins, Tennessee Temple's margin was 16-4.

Oakland City (Ind.) University and Mid-Continent (Ky.) University will play each other in a 4-5 matchup in the other region opening round contest.

The two opening round victors advance to the semifinals on Nov. 19 at top-seed Covenant (Ga.) College. The winner of the King-Tennessee Temple contest will play Campbellsville (Ky.) University, the No. 2 seed. Covenant plays the victor between Oakland City and Mid-Continent. The semifinal winners play on Nov. 20 in Covenant for the automatic bid to the NCCAA Division I National Tournament. .

The region seeds were based on the team's longo points at the end of the regular season.

In the 2009 NCCAA Mid-East Regional, King, the No. 3 seed, lost in overtime 3-2 to Covenant in a semifinal meeting.

Mid-East Region Seeds (2010 Regular Season Records)

No. 1 Covenant (13-6)

No. 2 Campbellsville (14-4)

No. 3 King (5-11-1)

No. 4 Oakland City (9-7)

No. 5 Mid-Continent (8-9-1)

No. 6 Tennessee Temple (4-13)

King

Match Up

Tenn. Temple

4.59 (22)

Points Per Game

2.41 (43)

78 (T24)

Points

41 (43)

1.71 (24)

Goals Per Game

1.06 (41)

29 (T21)

Goals

18 (40)

1.18 (26)

Assists Per Game

0.29 (44)

20 (26)

Assists

5 (T44)

1.32 (14)

Goals Against

4.59 (46)

23 (14)

Goals Allowed

78 (46)

89 (17)

Saves

132 (4)

2 (T31)

Shut Outs

1 (T39)

(NCCAA Stat Rankings - as of Nov. 9)