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.
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.