Fourth Quarter Comeback Falls Short

Bri Gross and Nancy Halleron combined for eight goals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Despite a fourth-quarter push, Vanderbilt fell to Louisville 15-12 on Monday afternoon at the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Complex.

Sophomore Nancy Halleron matched a career-high five goals on seven attempts.

Louisville opened the game scoring three quick goals within the first five minutes of play, but sophomore Nancy Halleron found the back of the cage for the seventh time this season to put Vandy on the board. The Cardinals scored three more times to close the quarter as the Dores trailed 6-1 after the opening frame.

Halleron scored again for Vanderbilt to open the second quarter. Bri Gross followed with back-to-back goals within 40 seconds of play to bring Vandy within two (6-4). UofL responded with three goals to push their lead with four minutes left in the half. Gross scored again for the Commodores as Vanderbilt trailed 9-5 at the break.

In the third quarter, Halleron earned her second career hat trick, but the Cardinals outscored Vandy 5-1 in the period.

The Commodores warred back with 6-1 fourth quarter starting off with back-to-back goals from Halleron, to tally a team-high five goals in the contest. Freshman Logan Risenhoover scored her first career goals and Ellie Hilsabeck found the back of the net, bringing the Dores to within five at the six-minute mark.

Two more goals from Lila Huddles and Paige Finneran brought Vandy within three but Louisville held on to win 15-12.

Lexie de Roziere made her season debut in the game, tallying six saves in 35 minutes of action.

Up Next

The Commodores hit the road for the first time this season, visiting No. 3 Northwestern on March 4 at Ryan Fieldhouse.