Athletics

Velazquez Nets Two; Hubbard Earns First Career Win

Anderson Velazquez ’23, forward, scored twice as VMI breezed to a 4-0 victory over Regent University, and gave head coach Charlie Hubbard his first career head coaching win at the school. Photo by Randall Wolf Photography.

Anderson Velazquez ’23, forward, scored twice Tuesday as the VMI men’s soccer team breezed to a 4-0 victory over Regent University, and gave Charlie Hubbard, head coach, his first career head coaching win at VMI.

The Keydets got on the scoreboard at 20:51 of the first half on a penalty kick from Richard Quispe ’21. The score was only 1-0 at intermission, despite a 23-2 edge in shots in favor of VMI.

Velazquez quickly gave the Keydets a two-goal cushion on a feed from Nathan Lam ’23 six minutes after the break, and followed at the 54-minute mark with his second tally, on an assist from fellow freshman Peter Sepuveda ’23. Brandon Hornung ’21, midfielder, posted his third goal of the season from Quispe to make it a four-goal game in the final eight minutes.

Broden Schull ’22 made two stops in net to record his second career shutout. Emmett Hammersley made 21 saves for Regent (2-7). VMI outshot the Royals 50-3 and held a 12-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Hubbard is in his first season as VMI’s head mentor after two years as the program’s assistant coach and one as the associate head coach.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on VMIKeydets.com