NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt extended its shutout streak to five games with a 6-0 victory over visiting East Tennessee State on Friday night.
All three Vandy goalkeepers saw time between the posts in the contest with Sara Wojdelko picking up the win and her second career clean sheet.
The Commodores maintained possession for the majority of the first half, opening the scoring in the 20th minute with a ball from Amber Nguyen. Minutes later two more Commodores added to the tally as Alex Kerr and Rachel Deresky each scored their third goals of the season, giving Vanderbilt the 3-0 lead just 26:08 into the match.
Vanderbilt continued its dominant performance as they entered the second half, scoring less than 10 minutes into the latter half as Nguyen found her second of the night. Raegan Kelley followed suit in the 60th minute, adding to her already two assists on the night to conclude the evening’s scoring and give Vanderbilt the 6-0 final.
Seven individuals highlighted the box score for the Commodores in Friday night’s contest, including Kelley, Nguyen and Deresky with a team-best four apiece.
- Nguyen scored her first goal of the night in the 20th minute, collecting a feed from Kelley for her first of the year.
- Kerr fired a shot over the Buccaneers goalkeeper, hitting the cross bar before bouncing into the goal, to make it 2-0 Vanderbilt in the 23rd minute of Friday’s game. Her goal came off a pass from Deresky inside the box.
- Less than four minutes later Deresky scored one of her own as she hustled to Kelley’s cross and fired a shot top right.
- Bruni scored her first of the year in the 35th minute to give the Commodores the 4-0 lead heading into halftime. The junior dribbled in from midfield before finding Porter at the top of the box. Porter one-touched it back to Bruni who beat two defenders for the shot to the lower left corner.
- Abi Brighton sent a ball deep from beyond center field to Nguyen to finish off the play with her second goal of the night.
- Francesca Yanchuk sent the ball up to Deresky in the 60th minute to set up the final goal of the night. Deresky dodged a defender before passing it back to Kelley who tapped the ball over the goal line for her second of the season.
- The Commodores fired nine shots off in the first 45 minutes, scoring on four chances.
- Deresky had a goal and an assist in the opening half for a team-best three points.
- Kelley, Nguyen and Deresky each recorded four points on the night with Nguyen’s two goals leading the count.
- With 10 points on the season, Kelley ranks tied for 17th-nationally in the category. Deresky’s nine sits just outside the top-25, tied for 27th in the nation.
- The Commodores’ keepers split time in goal Friday night, with Wojdelko making her home debut to start the match. Kate Devine opened the second half in goal before Alexa Gianoplus made her collegiate debut in the waning minutes Friday night.
- Vanderbilt held East Tennessee State without a shot in the first half, not allowing a shot off by the Buccaneers until the 47th minute. Ultimately, the Commodores outshot their opponent 13-4 while allowing just one shot on goal.
- In the final minutes, the defensive corps doubled down on the Buccaneers, stifling two chances, and deflecting the ball away from Gianoplus in goal.
- With a 0.00 goals against average this season, the Commodores are one of five Division I programs to have not allowed a single goal in 2022 (Indiana, LMU, Ole Miss and Miami).
- With their fifth-straight shutout, the Commodores have tied the program record (2005 and 2019) for most consecutive clean sheets.
The Commodores conclude their home stand at 7 p.m. Thursday when they host in-city rival Lipscomb as a kickoff to alumni weekend. A recognition of Vanderbilt soccer alumni will take place during halftime.