Going Down to Georgia

Commodores set for Friday night tilt

Vanderbilt Commodores (8-3, 1-2)
Georgia Bulldogs (5-4-2, 1-1-1)
Oct. 4, 2019 • 6 p.m. CT
Turner Soccer Complex
Athens, Ga.

Television • Sunday’s match will be broadcast on the SEC Network+ with Jeff Dantzler (play-by-play) and Tatum Hodge (analyst) on the call.

1 • Vanderbilt only has one game on tap this week with a trip to Georgia to face the Bulldogs.

3 • Vanderbilt currently holds a three-game winning streak over Georgia dating to 2015.

7 • The Commodores have utilized seven different starting lineups this season after multiple key players have suffered injuries.

5 • The Commodores had their largest scoring output of the 2018 season with their 5-0 victory over the Bulldogs in Nashville.

12 • The overall series between the two teams is deadlocked at 12 wins each with one tie.

5 • Georgia is coming off a 5-1 win over Missouri in its latest conference game.

3 • The Bulldogs are on a three-game unbeaten streak.

3 • The matchup is Vanderbilt’s third time playing on a Friday night this season. Vanderbilt is 2-0 in its first two Friday games.

2 • The Commodores are coming off back-to-back 1-0 losses against Florida and No. 15 Arkansas. The last time the Dores lost two games in a row, they responded with a resounding 4-0 victory over Murray State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (Nov. 10, 2018).

5 • Vanderbilt has faced five teams this season who have been ranked in either the United Soccer Coaches Poll or the TopDrawer Soccer rankings.

22 • The Commodores have outscored opponents this season, 22-5.

109 • The Commodores’ last victory came in the 109th minute to knock off in-state rival Tennessee in their thrilling 1-0 defeat in double overtime on Sept. 22.

1 • Madiya Harriott’s first goal of the season couldn’t have come at a better time as she scored the game-winning goal in double overtime against Tennessee.

9 • Haley Hopkins notched her team-high ninth goal of the season after scoring twice against Chattanooga (Sept. 12), including the game-winning goal. She currently ranks 10th nationally in total goals.

7 • Hopkins recorded her seventh career multi-goal game against Chattanooga (Sept. 12).

2 • Hopkins is third in the country in game-winning goals (4). She set a Vanderbilt record with five game-winning goals last season.

1 • Hopkins leads the SEC in a couple of offensive categories – goals (9) and goals per game (0.82). She’s also third in points (21).

7 • Vanderbilt opened its season with a seven-game winning streak, the most wins to start a season for the Commodores since a 6-0 start in 2005.

7 • The Commodores have posted seven shutouts on the season. They posted 10 shutouts last season, three shy of the program record.

2 • Raegan Kelley scored twice in Vanderbilt’s 3-2 double overtime win over Marshall. Her second goal came in double overtime, marking it as her first multi-goal game of her career.

200 • Ambrose reached a significant milestone with his 200th career victory against Colgate on Sept. 6. After defeating Tennessee on Sept. 22, he sits at 203 wins.

3 • Blue Ellis recorded her first-career hat trick against Georgia State (Aug. 22). She was the last Commodore to score three goals in a game since Sasha Grey accomplished the feat in an 8-0 victory over Jackson State.

2 • Two Commodores recorded their first collegiate goal in the season opener when Mairin Boyle and Alex Kerr scored in the second half against Georgia State (Aug. 22).

6 • Commodore forward Maddie Elwell recorded her sixth assist against Marshall (Sept. 8). She ranks second in the SEC and already surpassed her 2018 total (4).

2 • Kerr notched two goals in her first two games as a Commodore, scoring once against Georgia State (Aug. 22) and another against Evansville (Aug. 25).

5 • Five Vanderbilt student-athletes were named to the preseason SEC watch list – Nia Dorsey, Hopkins, Grace Jackson, Myra Konte and Ella Shamburger.

73 • Throughout her Vanderbilt career, Jackson has started and played in 73 straight games while never missing a game.

73 • Dorsey has also played in 73 straight games in her Vanderbilt career with 68 starts.

1,193 • The Commodores set a home attendance record against Tennessee after 1,193 fans attended the Sept. 22 affair, breaking the record of 1,177 set against South Carolina on Oct. 12, 2018.