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Kings travel to Louisville on Saturday, return home on November 26

November 16, 2011 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - Cincinnati Kings News Release

The Cincinnati Kings will travel to Louisville to face the Lightning in an early-season revenge match on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for the road game.

Last season Cincinnati had Louisville's number, beating them in the first three times they met. However, the Lightning got the best of Cincinnati in the final meeting of the year, defeating them 9-4. The Lightning opened up the 2011-2012 season series with an 11-9 victory in Cincinnati. The Kings lead the all-time series against the Lightning 6-3.

The Kings' next home game is scheduled for Saturday, November 26, 7:35 p.m. against Illinois Piasa at the Cincinnati Gardens.

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Cincinnati falls to Louisville in Home Opener, 11-9

The Cincinnati Kings professional indoor soccer team opened defense of its PASL Eastern Division title with an 11-9 loss to division rival Louisville Saturday night at the Cincinnati Gardens.

The Kings fell behind early as Louisville scored just over four minutes into the new season on an unassisted goal by Adam Boyer. Cincinnati answered three minutes later on a goal by midfielder Adam Ross, with an assist from Rashawn Lamar. It was just the first in a series of tie stores, as Cincinnati and Louisville were knotted up at 2 all after the first quarter, and 5-5 at the half.

The Kings and Lightning traded goals early in the third before the Kings got two straight goals from University of Cincinnati product Kwame Sarkodie and Miami University's Shawn Rockey to take an 8-6 lead at the end of three.

In the fourth, Louisville got two more goals from Boyer to tie the game at 8, then with 6:04 left in the contest, the Lightning's Ross Hopkins gave Louisville the 9-8 lead. A minute and a half later, the Kings tied it again on Allen Eller's third goal of the night, but the Lightning answered with 3:27 remaining with the go-ahead goal from Ryan McDonald to make it 10-9, then added a late insurance goal for the final 11-9 margin.

Louisville had 24 shots on goal to the Kings' 17.

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