October 19, 2011

King Shares the Wealth in Second Half Surge Over Abbey

BELMONT, N.C. – King College Men's Soccer enjoyed a one-goal lead into the half before exploding out of the gates with three second half goals en route to a 4-2 victory over Belmont Abbey on Wednesday evening. Tom Winspear scored in his sixth straight game and was one of four different goal scorers to help the Tornado to victory.

Five different King players found the score sheet, beginning with Matt Kilgus (Roanoke, Va.) recording his first points of the season. The senior notched the team's first goal just 12 minutes into the game after being set up from Zack Caracciolo (Clarksville, Tenn.).

The Tornado took a 1-0 lead into the locker room after outshooting the Crusaders 7-4 in the first half. King only took five shots in the second half, but three landed in the back of the goal. Sophomore Joe Mayer (Essex, England) recorded his second goal of the season to double the Tornado led, unassisted, just 2:34 after the start of the second half.

Fellow sophomore Zachary Clark took advantage of a corner kick from Caracciolo and scored his first goal of the year to give the team a 3-0 lead. Winspear was awarded a penalty kick and converted the attempt to extend the lead to four goals. The Yarm, England native now has back-to-back games in which he has scored via a penalty kick and even more impressive, has now scored at least one goal in six straight games dating back to Oct. 1. He has scored in nine of his last ten games, now totaling a league-leading 14 on the year.

With the win, King (4-7-2) improves its Conference Carolinas record to 4-4-1 and currently stand in sixth place overall. The top eight teams advance to the conference tournament. The Tornado have three games yet to play, two against league competition. King plays next on Saturday, Oct. 22 on the road against Barton (9-4, 5-3) before concluding the conference slate against Queens University of Charlotte (5-8, 3-6) on Oct. 25.