Dores Cruise at Towson

Paige Gunning makes 11 saves in win

TOWSON, Md. – Vanderbilt won its third consecutive game on Wednesday, defeating Towson 14-8 at Tiger Field to improve to 6-3 on the season.

Paige Gunning, playing in her home state, made 11 saves to anchor the Vanderbilt defense which held an opponent to single-digit goals for the second time in as many games.

The Commodore offense used hat tricks from Bri Gross and Maddie Souza to outpace the Tigers after falling behind 2-1 in the first quarter.

Four different Commodores scored in the first period to give Vandy a 5-3 lead at the end of the first. Vanderbilt scored three goals in the first six minutes of the second quarter to go up 8-3. Towson trimmed Vandy’s lead to 8-5 at halftime.

Vanderbilt scored the only two goals of the third period. Baltimore native Kemper Robinson scored her first collegiate goal with 1:27 left in the quarter to increase Vandy’s lead to 10-5.

Gross and Souza completed their hat tricks within 35 seconds of each other early in the fourth quarter.

The Commodores held off Towson in the final minutes to secure the 14-8 road victory.

Vanderbilt returns home to host Coastal Carolina at 1 p.m. CT on Sunday with action streaming live on YouTube.