Men's Soccer Faces St. Joseph's in Home Opener
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Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 9 | 12 p.m.
Location: Lexington, Va. | Patchin Field
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LEXINGTON, Va. – Playing at home for the first time this season, the VMI men’s soccer team plays host to Saint Joseph’s University Saturday at noon at Patchin Field.

The Keydets (0-2-1) look to rebound from last Sunday’s 5-0 loss at Canisius where the Golden Griffs tagged on four goals in the second half to extend a 1-0 halftime lead. Senior forward David Wright leads the Keydets in multiple categories including goals (2), points (4) and shot attempts (11). Junior Sohrab Shaikh and freshman Richard Quispe lead the team in assists with one apiece.

Freshman Christopher McGhan ranks second on the team with four shots while Quispe is third with three. Cooper Duplantis has taken shots at the opposing goal while Benjamin Skibicki, Jessie Zavala Pa-Alieu Ann and Hector Rivera each have one attempt.

Senior keeper Jon Harrington has started every match this year and has recorded 17 saves for a .630 save percentage to this point.

About the Hawks (2-1-1)
Saint Joseph’s rides into the match with momentum following a 2-1 overtime win at home Wednesday night over Manhattan. Matt Mullock got behind the Manhattan defensive backline and drew the keeper out, putting the game away three minutes into the extra period. Matt Crawford had tied the game at 1-1 in the 73rd minute by knocking one in from 30 yards out.

Crawford has scored five of the Hawks’ six goals this season for a team-high 10 points. Mullock’s game-winner on Wednesday night marked his first tally of the season. Alan Kahlenbeck, Daniel Morales and Greg O’Connell have been credited with assists on the year, while Aidan Watkins, Mullock, Ritchie Barry and Derek MacKinnon also rank high on the team in shot attempts.

Also a field player, goalie Greg O’Connell has spent 217 minutes in the box splitting time with Trevor Nicol, who has logged 165 minutes and allowed two goals to go with four saves.