Men's Soccer Overcome by UNCG in Weekday Tilt
Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com  
Release: 09/27/2016
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Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com

LEXINGTON, Va. - Competing in a second straight conference game at home, the VMI men's soccer team fell by a 4-0 score to visiting UNCG Tuesday afternoon at Patchin Field.

The Spartans employed a balanced attack through the course of the game, outshooting the Keydets by a 10-2 margin in both halves to finish the match with a 20-4 shots advantage. UNCG  also had four corner kick opportunities in each half to attack the VMI net.

Fifteen minutes into the game, UNCG's Rouven Wahlfeldt took a loose ball in the middle of the VMI box and shot it into the lower left corner to put the Spartans up by a 1-0 tally. Midway through the opening half, UNCG took advantage of another attack as Damieon Thomas scored his sixth goal of the season off an assist from Austin Matthews to put the Spartans up, 2-0, at the break.

Two other Spartans found their first goals of the season as Jesper Larsson and Ricky Chavez netted scores en route to the final 4-0 tally. 

VMI keeper Mason Worsham was given the loss but registered six saves throughout the 90-minute effort. UNCG goalie Logan Rohde improved to 5-1-2 on the year as he logged one save against the Keydets.

Keydet junior Sam Moffatt led VMI with two shot attempts during the game while senior Alex Hartman and junior David Wright each had one.

Men's soccer continues Southern Conference action Saturday with a road matchup at Wofford. Kickoff is slated for a 2 p.m. start in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


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