Commodores Hit the Coast

Vanderbilt travels to California to face UC Irvine on Friday

Vanderbilt Commodores (2-0, 0-0)
UC Irvine Anteaters (0-2, 0-0)

Aug. 30, 2019 • 9 p.m.
Anteater Stadium • Irvine, Calif.

What You Need to Know

9 • Vanderbilt heads to the West Coast for its first road trip of the season. The Commodores face UC Irvine on Friday at 9 p.m. CT.

11 • The Commodores scored 11 combined goals over the weekend with a 7-0 victory over Georgia State and a 4-0 defeat of Evansville.

1 • Vanderbilt ranks first in the SEC in several offensive categories: goals (11), points/game (17), assists (12) and assists/game (6).

3 • Head coach Darren Ambrose is three wins away from reaching the 200-win mark for his career.

3 • Blue Ellis recorded her first-career hat trick against Georgia State. She was the last Commodore to score three goals in a game since Sasha Grey accomplished the feat in an 8-0 victory over Jackson State.

1.000 • Ellis’ shot percentage to start 2019 after scoring on all three shots she took.

6 • Haley Hopkins recorded her sixth career multi-goal game against Evansville. The redshirt sophomore has scored in four straight games for the Dores dating to 2018.

2 • Two Commodores recorded their first collegiate goal in the season opener when Mairin Boyle and Alex Kerr scored in the second half against Georgia State.

4 • Commodore forward Maddie Elwell already has four assists to start 2019. She ranks second nationally in total assists.

2 • Kerr has two goals in her first two games as a Commodore, scoring once against Georgia State and another against Evansville.

9 • The Commodores are ranked ninth in the United Soccer Coaches poll, their highest ranking since being tabbed seventh in 2018.

8 • The Commodores are ranked 10th in the TopDrawer Soccer poll announced earlier this week, making them the highest-ranked SEC team in that poll.

5 • Five Vanderbilt student-athletes were named to the preseason SEC watch list – Nia Dorsey, Haley Hopkins, Grace Jackson, Myra Konte and Ella Shamburger.

15 • Vanderbilt is unbeaten in 15 straight games at home after defeating Evansville on Sunday.

11 • The Commodores return all 11 starters from the 2018 season that won their first SEC title since 1994.

46 • Vanderbilt’s 46 goals last season were the sixth-most goals ever scored by a Commodore team.

14 • The Commodores featured a stifling defense last season that only allowed 14 goals, the second-fewest allowed in Vanderbilt history.

22 • Kaylann Boyd and Hopkins ranked sixth nationally and first among SEC players in goals scored by a duo in 2018 (22).

35 • Hopkins was the conference’s points leader last season with 35. She scored 14 goals and had seven assists to reach that total.

16 • Vanderbilt’s 16 wins last year were its most since 2005 and third-most all time in program history.