NASHVILLE, Tenn. — What a day to be on the West End.
Vanderbilt Athletics provided three memorable finishes – all in comeback fashion – across campus Sunday. And all happened within roughly 60 minutes.
Here’s a timeline of events of an exhilarating day for the Commodores:
2:50 p.m. — Vanderbilt women’s basketball senior Mariella Fasoula helps the Commodores battle back against No. 15 Kentucky, giving Vandy a 62-61 lead with just 2:52 on the clock. The visiting Wildcats had led by as many as 10 in the third quarter.
2:59 p.m. — Vanderbilt lacrosse has battled all the way back against No. 10 Denver at the Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse complex. Gwyn Devin ties the game at 13-13 with 4:29 to play – the Pioneers once led 12-8 with 16:12 to play.
3 p.m. — Vanderbilt women’s basketball senior LeaLea Carter extends the Commodores’ lead to 67-64 with 19 seconds to play.
3:01 p.m. — Meanwhile, at Hawkins Field, Vanderbilt baseball goes into extra innings tied 3-3 with visiting Hawaii and with the series tied one game apiece.
3:05 p.m. — Bri Gross gives Vanderbilt lacrosse a 14-13 lead with just 3:37 to play in regulation.
3:06 p.m. — Vanderbilt women’s basketball beats No. 15 Kentucky 70-64 to break a 29-game losing streak to ranked opponents.
— Vanderbilt WBB (@VandyWBB) March 1, 2020
3:08 p.m. — Vanderbilt lacrosse runs out the clock to seal a 14-13 win over No. 10 Denver — its first win over a top-10 team since 2014.
When preparation meets opportunity.
— Vanderbilt Lacrosse (@VandyLacrosse) March 1, 2020
3:31 p.m. — Hawaii takes a lead 4-3 in the top of the 11th inning. The Rainbow Warriors extend that lead to 5-3 going into Vandy’s half of the inning.
3:55 p.m. — Isaiah Thomas hits a three-run home run on a 2-0 pitch to left-center to give Vanderbilt the 7-5 win — and the series win over Hawaii.
“That was the best feeling of my life.”
— Vanderbilt Baseball (@VandyBoys) March 1, 2020