Tornado play to scoreless draw at SWU

Photo credit: Emily Nelson
Photo credit: Emily Nelson

CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men's soccer team played a solid defensive contest at Southern Wesleyan, but the Warrior defense was just as stout. Neither offense could find the back of the net as the Conference Carolinas contest ended in a scoreless draw.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 0, Southern Wesleyan 0
LOCATION: Childs Field; Central, S.C.
RECORDS: King 2-8-2, 0-7-1 Conference Carolinas; Southern Wesleyan 4-5-2, 3-1-2 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Tornado offense put pressure on Southern Wesleyan in the early going, taking seven shots in the first 15 minutes. Three of those shots were on target and turned away by the Warrior goalkeeper.
  • Southern Wesleyan had a few chances in the middle of the half, and then closed the half with a flurry, but Tornado goalkeeper Dalton Gammon came up with a save to keep the game scoreless at the half.
  • The Warriors controlled play the majority of the second half, but Gammon keep Southern Wesleyan off the board with one save in the second stanza.
  • King had a pair of chances from Faber Bickerstaffe and Juan Nabor, but both were turned away.
  • In the 80th minute, Carlos Saavedra ripped a shot that beat the keeper, but hit the post.
  • Andrew Rhoda had a chance to give King the win with 30 seconds remaining, but the shot was turned away, sending the game to overtime.
  • Gammon came up with three saves in the first extra session to keep Southern Wesleyan off the board.
  • King had three shots, but none were on frame as the game went to a second overtime.
  • Marzuwq Bholai had a chance in the 102nd minute, but his shot was turned away.
  • Gammon then came up with three more saves, keeping the contest scoreless.
  • Bickerstaffe had the last chance for King in the 109th minute, but his shot was stopped by the Warrior goalkeeper.
  • Southern Wesleyan had a shot blocked, corner kick and header that sailed wide in the final minute as the contest ended in a scoreless draw.
  • King placed 11 of their 25 shots on goal and earned five corner kicks.
  • Gammon made nine saves for his first career shutout.

FOR THE FOES

  • Southern Wesleyan placed nine of their 34 shots on goal and had eight corner kicks, six coming in the second overtime.
  • Miguel Uribe, the Warrior goalkeeper, came up with 11 saves in the contest.

UP NEXT

  • The Tornado travel to take on the University of Mount Olive on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Southern Wesleyan travels to Limestone College on Saturday.