|October 19, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|ETSU||15:54||Hauk Andreas Fossen (Bradley Empson )|
|ETSU||35:50||Kieran Richards (Josh Salinas )|
|ETSU||52:30||Jeremiah Edouard (Philip Hildebrandt )|
|Stats at a Glance||ETSU||VMI|
|Shots (on Goal)||21 (8)||5 (2)|
LEXINGTON, Va. (Oct. 19, 2019) -- Three Buccaneers scored goals and redshirt sophomore keeper Josh Perryman (Sheffield, England) recorded his second clean sheet of the season as the ETSU men’s soccer team cruised to a 3-0 Southern Conference road win at VMI on Saturday afternoon from Patchin Field.
Three freshmen accounted for ETSU’s goals as Hauk Andreas Fossen (Moelv, Norway), Kieran Richards (Hamilton, New Zealand) and Jeremiah Edouard (Pompano Beach, Fla.) all found the back of the net, while Bradley Empson (London, England), Josh Salinas (Stafford, Va.) and Philip Hildebrandt (Charlottenlund, Denmark) collected assists.
The Bucs have now won back-to-back games for the second time this season en route to improving to 5-6-2, 1-1-0 in the SoCon. VMI suffered its fourth straight setback and dipped to 1-12-0, 0-3-0.
ETSU, who out-shot the Keydets 21-5, grabbed the lead when Fossen headed in a corner kick from Empson for his team-leading sixth goal in the 16th minute. The Bucs added to their lead 20 minutes later as Richards found the back of the net on a crossing pass from Salinas for his fourth goal of the year.
The Blue and Gold registered 12 of their shots in the opening 45 minutes, along with adding seven of their 10 corner kicks in the first half.
Edouard put the icing on the cake early in the second half when Hildebrandt found the freshman midfielder for his first collegiate goal to extend ETSU’s lead to 3-0 in the 53rd minute. Edouard’s shot went to the lower right corner of the goal from just outside the box.
Thanks to his strong defensive line, Perryman was only tested twice on Saturday. The Keydets put a shot on goal in the ninth minute and then again in the 78th. With his fifth career shutout, Perryman passed James Holt (2008-11) for the fifth-most in Buccaneer history.
Richards led the Bucs with seven shots on Saturday, while three of Edouard's four shots were on goal.
ETSU eyes its third straight win when the Bucs host reigning regular season conference champion Mercer Tuesday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
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