Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 11, 2014

Cincinnati blanks King’s Warriors

CINCINNATI — The Southern West Virginia King's Warriors fell to the Cincinnati Dutch Lions 2-0 Wednesday night at Xavier University in Cincinnati. The Dutch Lions tallied a goal in each half while the King's Warriors were blanked for the third time in six games this season.

Southern West Virginia (1-3-2 for 5 points) goalie Alex Guyer made his first regular-season start in goal for the King's Warriors, making three saves while facing seven shots. Rowin van Zaanen and Chris Harmon scored the Dutch Lions' goals while the two teams each had seven shots on goal.

"Cincinnati outplayed us tonight," said Southern West Virginia Head Coach Scott Reitnour. "They were very good. We worked hard, but made several mistakes in our defensive third and they punished our mistakes. They deserved to win." The King's Warriors ended their 2014 three-game season series with the Dutch Lions at 0-1-2.  

The King's Warriors offense has sputtered of late and did again Wednesday night. After a solid offensive effort against the Dutch Lions Saturday night, scoring twice in the 2-2 tie with Cincinnati (3-0-3 for 12 points), Southern West Virginia failed to net a goal Wednesday for the third time in its' last four games.

"We battled tonight but at the end of the day soccer is a game of mistakes and we made two crucial ones that led to their goals," said King's Warriors' defender Carter Robbins. "As a team, we're going to get on the same page in the next few days to ensure that when Saturday rolls around we're ready to compete because of the relationships we have with each other."

The King's Warriors finished 0-3-1 on their four-game road trip, and will hope the home-field advantage Saturday will lead to a victory.  Southern West Virginia will host the SC United Bantams this Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at the East River Soccer Complex in Bluefield.  

This Saturday's home game is being dubbed "Orange Out" night. All King's Warriors' fans are asked to wear their orange in support of the team, with the most "spirited-dressed" fan receiving a special prize.    

Individual-game tickets for adults 17 years of age and older are priced at $8.00 at the gate. Adult tickets purchased at least 24 hours in advance of the desired game date will be discounted to $5.00. Ticket prices for youth ages 16 and under will be priced at $5.00. Senior citizens, 60 years of age and older may purchase tickets for only $5.00. Tickets may be purchased in advance by phone using a credit card and calling the King's Warriors office at (304) 466-9080. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate at each game using cash or a credit card.

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