BRISTOL, Tenn.. – The King University men's soccer had an offensive explosion against Conference Carolina rival North Greenville University today at Parks Field. Freek Shoones had a hat trick and Faber Bickerstaffe had two goals, leading the Tornado to victory 8-1.
FINAL SCORE: King 8, North Greenville 1
LOCATION: Parks Field; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 5-4, 3-0 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 1-5-1, 0-4 Conference Carolinas
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The first goal of the game came from Schoones in the 7th minute. There was an intercepted pass that was then shot off the goalkeeper, and Schoones finished it off in the lower right net unassisted.
- Schoones again scored in the 16th minute, when Bickerstaffe sent the ball to the middle where Schoones then sent it in from the top of the box, into the middle net.
- King scored in the 25th minute when Bickerstaffe received the pass from Eli Carrasco right in front of the goal, and was shot into mid net. Louis Calderon also had an assist on the play.
- The final goal of the first half came on a penalty kick from Schoones, which was his third of the half and fourth of the year.
- The second half got going fast when Bickerstaffe scored again when Nick Boegemann sent a pass across the box, and was shot into the bottom left corner net in the 51st minute. The goal was Bickerstaffe's second of the game and third of the year.
- North Greenville got their only goal of the game in the 63rd minute when Matthew Woodington dribbled down right field side and shot into the lower right net.
- The Tornado struck back quickly, scoring a goal in the 65th minute. Calderon sent a pass into the box and was then shot into the left corner which was sixth of the year.
- Ben Harris scored in the 79th minute when Marzuwq Bholai sent a pass across the face of the goal where Harris then struck a shot into the high far right corner, which was first of the year.
- The final goal of the game came from Ryan Murphy which was his second of the year. There was a pass to the baseline from Bholia, which was received by Juan Nabor, who passed the ball to the front of the goal, and was then kicked into the right side net.
FOR THE FOES
- Woodington goal was his first of the year.
- James Max Miller posted nine saves for the Crusaders.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Schoones hat trick was the first for the Tornado since September 5, 2015 when Chris Hicks had three goals in a game against Concord at home.
- The Tornado's eight goals was the most they have had since Friday November 19, 2010 when King beat Campbellsville 19-1.
- The Tornado next go on the road on Wednesday to play at Carson-Newman in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm.
- North Greenville University next hosts Emmanuel College on Thursday.