Vanderbilt Commodores (4-4) vs. No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-0)
Wednesday, March 11 • 1 p.m.
Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex
Vanderbilt Commodores (4-4) at Winthrop Eagles (0-7)
Sunday, March 15 • 11 a.m. CT
Rock Hill, S.C.
Vanderbilt is coming off of a two-game skid, with both setbacks to nationally-ranked foes, No. 13 Michigan and No. 21 Penn State. Wednesday’s matchup with second-ranked Notre Dame will mark the end of the six-game homestand for Vanderbilt, and the Dores will make their first road trip after nearly a month on West End when they visit Winthrop.
It will be the 20th all-time meeting between the Commodores and Fighting Irish. Vanderbilt won the first meeting in March 1997, 20-13, but the Dores fell 18-6 in last March’s meeting. This is the second all-time matchup with Winthrop—the Commodores defeated the Eagles last March by a 17-3 margin.
5 • This is the Commodores’ fifth tilt with a ranked team this season. Three of Vanderbilt’s four losses this season are to top 25 opposition.
6 • This is the Commodores’ sixth and final game of the longest homestand of the season. There will only be two more instances of consecutive home games this season.
6 • Gabby Fornia’s 67 assists rank sixth in the Vanderbilt record book. She needs two to move to a tie for fourth with Ally Carey (2009-12) and Mallory Schonk (2013-16).
6 • Six Commodores – Karlie Bucci, Gwyn Devin, Gabby Fornia, Bri Gross, Emily Mathewson and Mikela McCauley – have double-digits in points through eight games.
8 • Emily Mathewson’s 59 assists place her eighth on the all-time list for assists by a Commodore. The senior needs eight to jump Kendall Thrift (2004-07) for seventh.
16 • The Commodores have had 16 different scorers this season.
17 • Gabby Fornia has a team-high 17 assists on the season.
25 • Bri Gross has a career-high 25 goals this season. She leads the team in goals and points.
26 • It will be 26 days between road contests for the Commodores. The last time Vanderbilt played away from West End, the Commodores defeated Kennesaw State, 21-11.
92 • Through eight games, the Commodores have a clearing percentage of 92.4. Vanderbilt ranks sixth nationally in clearing percentage.
166 • Emily Mathewson’s 166 career points rank eighth in Vanderbilt history. She needs nine more points to match current assistant coach Jill Doherty for seventh place in the school record book.