Men’s Soccer Drops a Close One to Appalachian Bible

10.9.2012 | Grayson, KY

The Kentucky Christian University men’s soccer team lost a close match to Mid-East Region opponent Appalachian Bible College Tuesday afternoon in the KCU Stadium 2-3. With the loss the Knights will be in the play-in game of the Mid-East Region Tournament.

The Knights were the first on the scoreboard when Sophomore Derrek Richardson came up out of the backfield and took the long shot from about 35 yards out and put it over the ABC keeper’s head and into the back of the net in the 18th minute. KCU remained in the lead through the remainder of the first half.

Appalachian came out of the half strong scoring two goals in the 54th and 59th minutes giving them the 2-1 lead. Within five minutes the Knights tied the score when Sophomore Spenser Lindsey crossed the ball from the right side of the field and Freshman Tyler Walker was able to get a good foot on it and put it past the keeper in the 64th minute.

The game remained fairly evenly matched for the remainder, looking as though we would be going into overtime but late in the 88th minute Appalachian shot the ball off the crossbar and had a player in the box to clean it up and give them the 3-2 lead.

Kentucky Christian has to shake this game off quickly as they face the #1 team in the Mid-East, Ohio Christian, Wednesday afternoon at 4pm.