JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team took to the road to face regional rival Carson-Newman University on Wednesday night. The Eagles scored three second half goals to take the contest from the Tornado 4-0.
FINAL SCORE: Carson-Newman 4, King 0
LOCATION: McCown Field; Jefferson City, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 5-5; Carson-Newman 6-4
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Carson-Newman pressured the Tornado defense early, ripping two shots on frame in the first 10 minutes. One was turned away by the defense and another by Kari Sveinsson, the Tornado goalkeeper.
- Carlos Saavedra then ripped King's first shot of the match in the 12th minute, but it was turned away by Eagle goalkeeper Joe Boyd.
- The Eagles broke through in the 15th minute when Ashley Kelynack took a pass from Polyminos Avgousti and beat the keeper.
- The teams traded shots in the 21st and 22nd minutes, but both were turned away by the respective goalkeeper.
- Sveinsson came up with another save in the 42nd minute to keep the score 1-0 in favor of the Eagles.
- Carson-Newman added another goal in the 57th minute when Marius Staalby found Tom Read at the top of the box who buried his shot into the back of the net to stretch the Eagle lead to 2-0.
- King had a pair of scoring opportunities in the 62nd and 63rd minutes, but both Chris Hicks and Luis Calderon had their shots turned away by Boyd.
- The Eagles then tallied a pair of goals in two minutes. Staalby scored the first with an assist to Read in the 64th minute, and Read handed out another assist in the 65th minute when he found Evan Harr who beat the keeper.
- King ripped four more shots on frame over the final 20 minutes, but none found the back of the net as the Eagles took the contest 4-0.
- King ripped 14 shots, placing eight on goal and earned five corner kicks throughout the contest.
- Sveinsson posted nine saves for the Tornado.
FOR THE FOES
- The Eagles took 22 shots, placing 14 on frame and earned four corner kicks.
- Boyd made eight saves to post the shutout.
- King will be in action again on Saturday when they host the University of Mount Olive. Kickoff from Parks Field is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
- Carson-Newman hosts Catawba College on Saturday.