VMI women's soccer will return to action Friday, when the Keydets take on the Manhattan Jaspers in Riverdale, N.Y. Opening kick is set for 7 p.m. The Keydets then wrap up a three-game road trip at Mount St. Mary's Sunday afternoon, with that match scheduled for a 1 p.m. kick.
How to Follow
Live stats and video streams will be available for both matches, courtesy of the host schools.
Last Time Out
An 88th-minute goal by Kathryn Miller broke a scoreless tie and sent the Longwood Lancers past the VMI Keydets, 1-0, in non-conference women's soccer action Saturday in Farmville, Va.
An excellent effort by VMI (2-4) goalkeeper Ceci Keppeler, who finished the match with a career-high 14 saves, had helped the Keydets stay in the match in a first half that Longwood dominated. The second half was much more even, but Longwood (4-1) finally broke through in the closing moments. Emilie Kupsov was able to find Miller with a pass at the top of the box, and Miller beat Keppeler to the left side of the goal for the eventual game-winner.
Friday's duel is the third meeting all-time between VMI and Manhattan, with the Jaspers having won both of the previous battles. The programs have not played since 2006.
The Keydets have dropped their last two matches in shutout fashion, and will be looking to avoid their first three-match shutout streak since Sept. 25 - Oct. 9, 2015, when they were blanked in four straight contests.
Goalkeeper Ceci Keppeler made a career-high 14 saves in Saturday's loss to Longwood, the second-highest single-game total in school history. Keppeler became the sixth player to hit that mark, joining Emily Marbury, Sydnie Bligh, Amanda Berrios, Haley Gross and Jessica Rheinlander. Gross holds the single-game record with 16 saves in a 2003 game against Rowan University.
Next Time Out
Following the end of the road trip Sunday, VMI returns home for a single game against the Radford Highlanders Friday, Sept. 15. Opening kick is set for 4 p.m.