NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt lacrosse will play its final game of the 2023 season hosting Temple on Saturday at noon on ESPN+. The Commodores will honor 10 seniors in a special pregame ceremony.
Last Time Out
Last Wednesday, the Dores lost to eighth-ranked Florida in a 22-6 decision. After falling behind early in the first, the Dores scored two quick goals to begin the second quarter. A slow second half kept the Commodores out of the game, eventually falling.
Temple is 7-8 overall, 2-3 in American Athletic Conference play. In the last two contests, the Owls topped Old Dominion (19-5) and East Carolina (11-7). Belle Mastropietro leads the team in goals (37), assists (19) and draw controls (86).
Temple has the third-most goals-per-game average in the league, sitting behind James Madison and Florida at 12.00.
Saturday’s matchup will be the 12th contest between Vanderbilt and Temple. The Owls lead the series 8-3. Saturday’s game will mark the third time in five years that Vanderbilt will close the regular season against Temple.
Last season, the Dores defeated the Owls 11-10 in an overtime thriller that allowed Vanderbilt to continue to the AAC Tournament championship game.