Dramatic Finish

Peyton Cutshall scores 90th-minute equalizer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Peyton Cutshall’s game-tying goal in the 90th minute helped the No. 18 Vanderbilt soccer team secure a 1-1 draw with visiting Purdue on Sunday afternoon at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex. 

It was the second-consecutive overtime game for Vanderbilt (1-0-1) to start the season. 

“I’m proud of the way we fought and bounced back to score at the end of regulation,” Vanderbilt head coach Darren Ambrose said. “We are learning and growing. We’re producing quality chances and need to start finishing more of them.”

In the final minute of regulation with the Commodores trailing 1-0, goalkeeper Kate Devine served a ball from just inside midfield into the box. Through traffic, it bounced to Cutshall, who knocked a one-timer into the back of the net from 12 yards out to level the scoring with 38 seconds showing on the clock.


Both teams produced chances in the two overtime periods but no goals were scored.

Purdue (0-0-2) tallied the game’s first goal off a corner in the 34th minute. A header and a pass led to the ball at Ally Mussallem’s feet at the penalty spot. Despite two Vandy defenders collapsing on her, Mussallem managed to get off a shot that sailed into the upper 90. 

Early on in the 14th minute, Raegan Kelley’s shot from 17 yards out sailed just over the cross bar in the Dores’ first chance of the afternoon. 

Kelley put together another scoring opportunity in the 22nd minute when she turned and fired a shot that Purdue’s keeper handled. 

Vandy held a 7-2 edge in shots in the first half and trailed 1-0 at the half. 

With 15 minutes gone in the second, Abi Brighton came up with the first chance of the half for the Dores when her shot went wide after a failed clear by the Boilermakers. 

It wasn’t until the 90th minute that the Dores broke through for the equalizer. 


In the first OT period, Ella Shamburger hit a free kick from 30 yards out that hit the post and caromed out to keep the score tied. 

The Commodores finished with a 19-9 advantage on shots on the day. Devine posted three saves, including one in double overtime for the tie. 


Next up, Vandy hits the road to take on Western Kentucky at 7 p.m. Thursday in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 

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