Men’s Soccer Ready for Baptist Bible
King’s Men’s soccer (5-3) will square off against Baptist Bible College on Wednesday at 4 pm at Betlzer Field. King’s is looking to put an end to their two-game losing streak and get back on track after losing three out of their last five games, while Baptist Bible (3-5) is looking to extend their winning streak to four games after starting the season 0-5.
Although Baptist Bible is still seeking its first signature win against a team with a winning record, the Monarchs should not take them lightly. Baptist Bible’s offensive attack has been red hot lately, tallying 13 goals in their past three matchups.
Sophomore Wesley Pincince will be the key player for Baptist Bible. He leads the team with six goals. King’s defense is looking to bounce back after giving up seven goals to Arcadia University over the weekend. Luckily for the Monarchs, opponents have outscored the Defenders 139-to-103 this season and they’ve usually done more damage in the second period.
King’s will look to continue that steady offensive performance led by senior midfielder Niall Croke. Croke leads the team with five goals followed by junior midfielder Chris Nygren, who is a close second with four goals. Nygren and Croke will lead from the middle, as they also lead the team with 11 points, respectively.
Junior striker Danny Hernandez will also look to get in on the action after a slow start to the season. The team’s third leading scorer (three goals) has only looked for goal five times this season, compared to a combined 21 times from midfield form Nygren and Croke. The Monarchs will also need solid play in-goal from sophomore Tyler Wilson, who’s given up 10 goals in the last two games after posting back-to-back clean sheets.