November 6, 2010

Shutout victory for King in season finale

TIGERVILLE, S.C. - The King College men's soccer team posted a 2-0 victory at North Greenville (S.C.) University Saturday in the Tornado's regular season finale and the team's first road win of 2010.

King used the win to improve to 5-11-1 and has won back-to-back matches for the first time this season. The Tornado will have to wait to see how the postseason will play out with the NCCAA Mid-East Region bracket which will be announced Tuesday. Potential first-round games would be played Saturday at the higher seeds. The semifinals and championship contests are scheduled for Nov. 19 and 20.

Joe Mayer (Essex, England) put King in front with a score in the first half. He was assisted by goalkeeper Richard Masters (Kent, England). A penalty kick was booted home by Tom Winspear (Yarm, England) in the second half for an insurance score. It was his third penalty kick score of the season and his 14th goal of 2010.

The shutout was the second posted by King this season as the other was in a 7-0 win on Sept. 25 at home over Virginia Intermont College. Of the 17 matches in the regular season King allowed one goal 10 times with two shutouts mixed in which helped the team to a 1.32 goals against average.

The Tornado had a 0-6-1 record away from Bristol entering Saturday's match.

King and North Greenville will meet again in 2011 as members of Conference Carolinas.

North Greenville went to 6-9 after the match.