VMI Drops Heartbreaker to Gardner-Webb 2-1
LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI men’s soccer team battled to a one-goal lead late in the game, but Gardner-Webb University rallied in the closing minutes for a 2-1 victory in non-conference action.
Sophomore midfielder Brandon Hornung found the back of the net just 3:30 before halftime. Nathan Lam provided the assist and the Keydets took a 1-0 lead into intermission. G-WU out-shot VMI 10-1 in the first half, but sophomore goalie Broden Schull made five saves to keep the visitors off the scoreboard.
VMI held onto the one-goal lead until 12 minutes were left in the game. Jorge Salgado evened the game at one all on an assist from Petter Johansen, and Abel Gebrekiros scored the game-winning goal with only 2:13 on the game clock.
Schull finished with seven saves, while Daniel Husa made two stops for Gardner-Webb (2-3). Each team took six corner kicks, and G-WU had a 19-6 advantage in shots.
VMI (0-5) has a short trip Tuesday, as the Keydets head south to take on Liberty University at 7 p.m.