Men's Soccer Wins Third Consecutive
In early August, the Knight Soccer squad traveled to Mt. Hope, West Virginia to do battle with the Warriors of Appalachian Bible College. The Knights struggled in that match, and came away with a 1-2 loss, taking their record to 1-3. Today was the first opportunity to avenge that loss, and the Knights have looked forward to this chance to right the ship since that day.
During the first half, KCU kept control of the field, and possessed the ball in a pressuring position. ABC was allowed only 1 shot during the period, but KCU managed 8 shots, 6 of them on-goal. KCU also took 6 corner kicks, while allowing none. It was a rough period, with Appalachian committing 3 fouls and the Knights making 5. Early in the second half, Jon-Eric Stiles served up a ball on a corner-kick, which Michael Lien put in the back of the net to put the Knights on the board and in the lead. In the 64th minute, Stiles received a pass from Robert Poe which led to a goal of his own, giving KCU its final score of the match. Appalachian Bible College managed to score in the 79th minute, to bring the scoring to an end.
When the match ended, KCU had taken 14 shots in comparison to ABC's 5, while there were a total of 22 fouls between the two teams. The Knights gave up only one corner kick, while taking a total of 8. Knight Soccer is now 5-6 on the season, and will be in action again at home next Monday at 1 PM against Southern State Community College. The Lady Knights will take on St. Catherine College at 4 PM on Thursday.