NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt fell to No. 22 Texas A&M, 2-1, in double overtime on Thursday night at the Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex.
The Commodores (11-4-1, 4-3-1) played their second overtime in their last three games with Texas A&M (11-3-3, 5-2-1) scoring in the final minute of double overtime.
With 53 seconds remaining, Texas A&M’s Ally Watt scored her second goal of the game. Her first came on a penalty kick in the 73rd minute.
Vanderbilt goes on the road to continue its conference slate with a matchup against Kentucky on Sunday at noon CT.
The Commodores scored their lone goal late in the first half off a fast break opportunity.
Maddie Elwell set up the attack with a perfect through ball to Olivia Simmons who took it to the end line. Simmons sent a low cross into the box where Haley Hopkins managed a reverse kick with her right foot to bounce the ball into the back of the net.
Hopkins leads the team with 11 goals after tonight and Elwell leads the Dores with eight assists. It was also Simmons’ third assist of the season.
Besides continuing to switch goalkeepers at halftime, the Commodores only made four subs in the 11-minute contest. Six different Commodores played the whole game – Nia Dorsey, Elwell, Madiya Harriot, Hopkins, Grace Jackson and Ella Shamburger.
Three different Commodores in Madi Allen (81 minutes), Leila Azari (97 minutes) and Raegan Kelley (104 minutes) played at least 80 minutes. Simmons provided 70 minutes off the bench.