Dores Dominant on Senior Day

Gabby Fornia breaks single-game records for points and assists

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt scored the second most goals in a single game in program history Saturday en route to a 23-7 win over Cincinnati in the regular season finale.

Fifth-year senior Gabby Fornia totaled 13 points on three goals and 10 assists, breaking her own program records for points and assists in a game.

Saturday’s action began with Senior Day ceremonies as the Commodores recognized seniors Callie Sundin, Maddie Souza, Emily Brooks, Karlie Bucci, Megan MacGillis and Bri Gross.

Sundin finished with six goals and seven points, both career marks. Souza scored five goals for the second consecutive game. Brooks and MacGillis both helped anchor a Vanderbilt defense that allowed just two goals in the second half and held an opponent to single digits for the fourth time this season.

Bucci tallied a hat trick to go with an assist and Gross had a team-high six draw controls to go with a goal, caused turnover and ground ball.

Vanderbilt scored just 16 seconds into the contest and never trailed. Vandy led 9-3 at the end of the first and imposed a running clock with a 10-goal advantage before halftime.

The Commodores continued to outpace the Bearcats in both quarters of the second half. Freshman Nancy Halleron scored twice in the final 30 minutes to complete a hat trick and Megan Graziano found the back of the net with 4:10 remaining to bring Vanderbilt’s total to 23.

Vanderbilt has now won 10 games in a season 12 times since the program began 27 seasons ago. The Dores have reached 10 wins in all three full seasons under head coach Beth Hewitt.

With the dominant win, Vanderbilt (10-6, 3-2 AAC) secured the 3-seed at next week’s American Athletic Conference Tournament. The Commodores will face 2-seed Temple at 6:15 p.m. CT Thursday in Greenville, North Carolina.

All games of the AAC tournament will air on ESPN+.

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