Men's Soccer News Archives

  • Tornado defeat Milligan 7-0
    October 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team took on Milligan College Wednesday afternoon in a nonconference matchup.  The Tornado played fantastic as they posted a 7-0 victory over the visiting Buffalos. King posted their highest single game goal total in this one as the offense was dominate.
  • King drops contest at Mount Olive
    October 14, 2017
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team took another tough loss on the road on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado fell at the University of Mount Olive 3-0.
  • Tornado play to scoreless draw at SWU
    October 11, 2017
    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.
  • Tornado score late, fall to Chowan 2-1
    October 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team squared off with Chowan University and the score was even at the half. However, the Hawks scored a pair of goals early in the second half. King scored late, but it wasn’t enough as Chowan took the game 2-1.
  • Tornado soccer programs earn USC Team Academic Award
    October 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight year, King University had both of their soccer teams recognized by the United Soccer Coaches (USC), formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), both earning the Team Academic Award for 2016-17. King was one of 195 schools that had both of their soccer teams receive the award. This marks the seventh straight year the King women have won the award and the third straight year for the men.
  • First half goals sink King at Belmont Abbey
    October 03, 2017
    BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team traveled to Belmont Abbey College for a Conference Carolinas matchup. Faber Bickerstaffe scored in the second half for the Tornado, but three first half goals for Belmont Abbey were the difference as the Crusaders took the game 3-1.
  • Lions edge Tornado 1-0
    September 30, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King Men’s Soccer team hosted Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon for a Conference Carolinas match up. The Tornado suffered another one goal loss as the Lions defeated them 2-1.
  • Tornado play to draw with Tusculum
    September 27, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team played another tight match on Wednesday afternoon when they hosted Tusculum College at Parks Field. The Tornado trailed twice, but answered both times as the contest went to overtime with the teams knotted at 2-2. The game remained tied after the two extra sessions, ending the contest in a draw.
  • Tornado fall 1-0 to #21 Limestone
    September 20, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has become an unfortunate theme early in the season, the King University men’s soccer team dropped another one goal game. The Tornado squared off with 21st ranked Limestone College, and the Saints tallied the games lone goal in the 45th minute, taking the 1-0 victory.
  • Tornado fall in close match to North Greenville
    September 16, 2017
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team fell to North Greenville University in a Conference Carolinas matchup Saturday afternoon.  The Tornado could not find the back of the net which resulted in a 1-0 loss to the Crusaders.
  • King drops heartbreaker to Lees-McRae
    September 13, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a tough loss on the road on Saturday, the King University men’s soccer team had a tough test as the played their first home game of the season. The Tornado jumped ahead of 17th-ranked Lees-McRae 2-0 in the first half, but the Bobcats came back. Lees-McRae used a pair of second half goals to take the contest 3-2.
  • Saavedra named TSWA Player of the Week
    September 12, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Carlos Saavedra of the King University men’s soccer team had a breakout week for the Tornado, scoring four goals and adding an assist. Saavedra was rewarded for his efforts as he was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.
  • Flying Fleet stun Tornado in waning seconds
    September 09, 2017
    DUE WEST, S.C. – Following their comeback win on Wednesday, the King University men’s soccer team was in another tight contest on Saturday when they opened Conference Carolinas play at Erskine College. Carlos Saavedra evened the tally late in the second half, forcing overtime, but the Flying Fleet scored late in the second extra session to take the game 4-3 in double overtime.
  • Saavedra fuels Tornado comeback at Mars Hill
    September 06, 2017
    MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team fell behind Mars Hill University early, but Carlos Saavedra led the Tornado back on Wednesday night. He got the Tornado on the board in the first half, and put King ahead in the 79th minute, giving King the 3-2 victory.
  • King falls at Lincoln Memorial
    September 03, 2017
    BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The King University men’s soccer team stayed on the road to take on regional rival Lincoln Memorial University on Sunday, and Railsplitters grabbed the lead early. Lincoln Memorial tallied their first goal in the eighth minute before adding a pair late in the second half to take the contest 3-0.
  • King men's soccer game at LMU changes location
    September 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to weather, the location of Sunday’s men’s soccer game between King University and Lincoln Memorial University has changed. The teams will now square off at Union College in Barbourville, Ky.
  • Lavender's first career goal lifts King over Concord
    August 31, 2017
    ATHENS, W.VA. – In their first game of the season, the King University men’s soccer team came away with their first win of the season, defeating Concord University 1-0. Lucas Lavender tallied King’s lone goal early in the second half and Jake Davis posted a shutout in goal.
  • Rose announces 2017 recruiting class
    August 25, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Nearing the start of the 2017 season, King University Men’s Soccer Head Coach Richie Rose announced his first recruiting class. The class consists of seven Tornado that will take the pitch for the first-year head coach this fall.
  • Veterans to lead King men's soccer in 2017
    August 23, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's soccer team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the fourth straight year a season ago and new head coach Richie Rose looks to lead the Tornado back in 2017. King returns a solid group of returners that should mesh with a talented group of newcomers.
  • King names Rose men's soccer head coach
    June 22, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced on Thursday the Richie Rose will be the next head coach of the Tornado men’s soccer program. Rose brings nearly 20 years of coaching experience to King.
  • King to host soccer camp in June
    May 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University soccer coaches Leah Presley and Gus Pederson will hosting a boys and girls soccer camp on the campus of King University June 26-30.
  • Stroud resigns as King men's soccer coach
    April 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced on Monday that Head Men’s Soccer Coach Talon Stroud has resigned, citing personal reasons and family obligations. Stroud will remain in place at King through the end of the academic year.
  • King to host men's soccer ID camp in February
    December 12, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer program will be hosting a Winter ID Camp coming up in February. The camp is scheduled for February 4, 2017 and will be hosted at Parks Field on the King University campus.
  • Bickerstaffe, Carrasco selected All-Conference Carolinas
    November 03, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship semifinals, the league handed out their all-conference awards. Two players from King University were recognized as Eli Carrasco and Faber Bickerstaffe were named third team all-conference.
  • King falls at #8 Limestone in Conference Carolinas quarterfinal
    October 31, 2016
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team took to the field at eighth-ranked Limestone College in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship on Monday night. The second seeded Saints tallied an early goal and added another in the second half to take the contest from the seventh seeded Tornado 2-0.
  • 13 Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 31, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships get underway this week, and the league office has announced their academic all-conference honorees. The Tornado 13 total student-athletes recognized, five men and eight women.
  • Tornado fall to Barton in regular season finale
    October 29, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for seeding in the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship, the King University men’s soccer team squared off with Barton College in the regular season finale at Parks Field. The first half was played even and the Bulldogs broke through in the 59th minute and added another goal late to take the contest 2-0.
  • Calderon named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    October 27, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight year, the King University men’s soccer team has a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. Luis Calderon earns the distinction for the first time in his career this season, earning first team All-District 3.
  • The Tornado fall to Lees-McRae 6-2
    October 26, 2016
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – In the last road Conference Carolina regular season game of the year, the King University men’s soccer team squared off against Lees-McRae College. The Tornado struck first in the first half to take an early lead 1-0, but the Bobcats four goals in the first game half proved too much of a deficit to come back from, ultimately resulting in Lees-McRae taking the contest 6-2.
  • King wins a thriller 1-0 behind stellar defense
    October 22, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team faced off against Erskine College in a Conference Carolinas showdown. On a cool afternoon, Eli Carrasco gave the King all the offense they needed to win 1-0.
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