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Vandy hosts Florida Friday night

Vanderbilt Commodores (3-4-1) vs. Florida Gators (1-5-1)
Friday, Sept. 17  •  7 p.m.
Vanderbilt Soccer Complex
Nashville, Tenn.
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Game Notes

At a Glance

  • The defending SEC Tournament champion Commodores open conference play with a home match versus Florida at 7 p.m. Friday at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex. 
  • Vanderbilt closed nonconference play by going 2-2 in its last four games. 
  • The Dores will play a total of 10 SEC regular season games – five at home and five on the road. 

Game Promotions 

  • Soktober Fest – free Vanderbilt soccer beer steins to the first 250 fans.
  • Fresh warm pretzel giveaway.
  • Kids’ Korner – poster making station, sidewalk chalk, activities, etc.

Last Time Out

  • Rachel Deresky scored her first career goal in the 49th minute, but Middle Tennessee’s Peyton DePriest tallied the game’s final two goals to hand Vandy a 2-1 loss on Sept. 12. 

Series Info

  • Vandy is 4-28-1 in the all-time series versus Florida. 
  • The two sides first met in 1995 – a 2-0 win for the Commodores. 
  • Before Darren Ambrose took over the Vanderbilt program, the Dores had gone 2-23-1 against the Gators.
  • During the Ambrose era, Vandy is 2-5-0 in the series. 
  • Last season, Vanderbilt earned a 2-1 double overtime win at Florida behind goals from Raegan Kelley and Myra Konte. 

National Attention

  • Rachel Deresky’s goal against Middle Tennessee was No. 5 on the SportsCenter Top 10 plays of the day on Sept. 12. 


SEC Play

  • Vanderbilt is 5-1 in SEC openers under Darren Ambrose. 
  • The Commodores are 33-20-7 in SEC regular season games under Ambrose – now in year seven in Nashville. 

Statistical Leaders

  • Goals: Raegan Kelley – 4
  • Assists – Maddie Elwell – 3
  • Points – Raegan Kelley – 9
  • Shots – Raegan Kelley – 25
  • Saves – Kate Devine – 23

Up Next

  • Vanderbilt hits the road for a game at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 at South Carolina. 
  • The Dores will then return to Nashville to host Alabama at 1 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex.