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No. 12 men's soccer hosts Alabama-Huntsville in 2018 season opener

No. 12 men's soccer hosts Alabama-Huntsville in 2018 season opener

GREENWOOD – The 12th-ranked Lander men's soccer team begins its 2018 season at home on Friday night as the Bearcats host Alabama-Huntsville at 7:00 p.m. at Van Taylor Stadium.

WATCH: Bearcat Broadcasting Network

LIVE STATS: Men's Soccer

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STORYLINES

• Lander is 21-3-1 at home since 2015, a winning percentage of .860. 

• Over the last two seasons, the Bearcats have outscored their opponents 81-19 at home.

• Head coach Lee Squires returns for his fourth season at Lander, where he owns a 41-11-6 overall record.

• Lander returns 56% of its scoring from the 2017 team. 

Jordan Skelton and Thibault Chretien were both selected as preseason All-Peach Belt Conference performers. 

• Friday marks the third meeting between Lander and Alabama-Huntsville. The two programs first met in 2000. 

• The Bearcats are 6-1 in their last seven season openers. Lander defeated Chowan 5-2 in last year's opener.