NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The defending SEC champion Vanderbilt soccer team unofficially opened the 2021 campaign with a 2-0 exhibition game win over visiting Chattanooga on Sunday at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex. Two goals from sophomore Sophia Gorski proved to be the difference in the game.
Playing three 30-minute periods, the game remained scoreless until Gorski’s first goal in the 41st minute. She followed with another in the 68th minute to put the game out of reach.
This Sophia Gorski goal is a work of art 🎨#AnchorDown pic.twitter.com/kuTi3CQFH8
— Vanderbilt Soccer (@VandySoccer) August 9, 2021
Taking the ball just inside the 18, Gorski cut back and hit a beautiful left footed shot just over the outstretched hands of the diving Chattanooga keeper and into the side panel in the 41st minute.
The second goal was set up on a corner kick in the 68th minute. The ball bounced to Gorski who drilled a shot home from six yards out.
The Commodores outshot the Mocs 15-3 and held a 4-1 edge on corners.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kate Devine made two saves with junior Sophie Guilmette also adding a save for the Dores. A total of 23 Commodores saw action on the night.
Vanderbilt is back in action for the second exhibition game of the season Aug. 13 at Memphis. The Commodores officially open the regular season Aug. 19 at home versus Tennessee Tech.