Men’s Soccer: Baker scores three as Howard defeats VMI
The Keydets controlled most of the action, especially in the second half, but couldn’t get on the scoreboard. VMI led in total shots (16-12) and corner kicks (5-1), while each team had eight shots on goal.
Baker scored from Rudy Acree just 5:15 into the contest and followed up at the 16:46 mark on a feed from Duncan Dunkwu. The Bison took the 2-0 cushion into intermission and the Keydets had several chances to make it a one-goal game in the first 20 minutes of the second half, but
couldn’t cut into the Howard lead. VMI was whistled for a foul in the box at 70:57 and Baker completed the hat trick on the ensuing penalty kick. Sammy Oladeji added a late tally.
Broden Schull made four saves for VMI (0-8), while his counterpart Emery Simon made eight stops to preserve the shutout.
VMI heads to UNCG Saturday at 7 p.m. for a Southern Conference game.