Keydet Men's Soccer Returns to Patchin Saturday
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Keydet Men’s Soccer Returns to Patchin Saturday

LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI men’s soccer team returns home after a three-game road trip Saturday, as the Keydets host Gardner-Webb University at noon on Patchin Field.

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The two teams were scheduled to play last year in Boiling Springs, N.C. on September 15, but the contest was cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. G-WU defeated VMI 5-0 in mid-September of 2017.

Longwood University scored three late goals to put the game out of reach Wednesday and defeat VMI 5-1 in non-conference play. Longwood took a 1-0 lead in the first half and made the score 2-0 quickly after a lengthy intermission. VMI countered with a tally a minute later from Brandon Hornung, as the sophomore midfielder forced a turnover in the box before beating the goalkeeper. The Lancers scored three times in the final 34 minutes to put the game away.  

Sophomore Broden Schull made 10 stops, including a spectacular leaping save to thwart a Lancer scoring opportunity in the first half.

Gardner-Webb is 1-3 on the season after defeating Wofford 1-0 on Sunday. Jorge Salgado scored the game-winner in the 87th minute as the Runnin' Bulldogs held the Terriers to just three shots on goal on the afternoon.