Alabama Hunstville comes back to top Tornado

Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The King University men's soccer took to the road to face the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the Tornado got on the board early. Eli Carrasco put King ahead in the seventh minute, but the Chargers scored the next two goals. Carrasco later evened the score, but Alabama Huntsville scored the game-winner in the 73rd minute to take the contest 3-2.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Alabama Huntsville 3, King 2
LOCATION: Charger Park; Huntsville, Ala.
RECORDS: King 2-3, Alabama Huntsville 1-4

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Carrasco took a free kick from 25 yards out and laced his shot into the back of net, giving King a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute.
  • Alabama Huntsville answered in the 23rd minute when Tucker Watts took a pass from Thomas Perez and beat the keeper to even the tally.
  • The Chargers took the lead in the 35th minute when Herman Bjornsson found the back of the net for the first time, with an assist to Daniel Buchanan.
  • The Tornado answered in the 62nd minute when Carrasco took a pass from Luis Calderon and ripped a shot from the right, back across the field and into the left side of the net.
  • However, Bjornsson struck again in the 73rd minute. Gunnar Birgisson fed a pass from the left side of the net to Bjornsson who was in the middle of the field and took his shot from five yards out to give the Chargers a 3-2 advantage.
  • The Tornado had a pair of chances to even the score, but Faber Bickerstaffe's shot in the 81st minute was turned away and Calderon followed with a shot in the 82nd minute, but it sailed wide.
  • The Tornado took 16 shots, placing four on goal.
  • Kari Sveinsson came up with four saves in goal for the Tornado.

FOR THE FOES

  • The Chargers took 22 shots in the contest, putting seven on frame.
  • Scoring two goals in the game, Bjornsson now has three on the season.
  • Myles Fullen posted two saves in the win.

UP NEXT

  • The Tornado stay on the road to face the University of North Georgia on Monday. Kickoff from Dahlonega, Ga., is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
  • Alabama Huntsville travels to take on Auburn University at Montgomery on Friday.
King fall against #13 Saints
October 12, 2016 King fall against #13 Saints