Road Trip Continues

Vanderbilt faces No. 22 Pepperdine on Sunday

#9 Vanderbilt Commodores (3-0, 0-0)
#22 Pepperdine Waves (1-1-1, 0-0)

Sept. 1, 2019 • 3 p.m.
Tari Frahm Rokus Field • Malibu, Calif.


Sunday’s match can be viewed on the WCC Network.

What You Need to Know

3 • Vanderbilt has a three-game winning streak going into its matchup at No. 22 Pepperdine on Sunday at 3 p.m. CT.

0 • The Commodores have yet to allow a goal this season after posting three straight shutouts to begin 2019.

2 • Head coach Darren Ambrose is two wins away from reaching the 200-win mark for his career after Friday’s win over UC Irvine.

9 • The Commodores are ranked ninth in the United Soccer Coaches poll, their highest ranking since being tabbed seventh in 2018.

22 • Pepperdine comes into Sunday’s game ranked 22nd nationally. The Commodores had two wins over ranked teams in 2018.

5 • Haley Hopkins notched her fifth goal on the season after netting the only goal in a 1-0 victory over UC Irvine.

3 • Blue Ellis recorded her first-career hat trick against Georgia State. 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.

1.000 • Ellis’ shot percentage to start the season is perfect after scoring on each of her three attempts.

6 • Hopkins recorded her sixth career multi-goal game against Evansville. The redshirt sophomore has scored in five straight games for the Dores dating to 2018.

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.

5 • Commodore forward Maddie Elwell already has five assists to start the season. She ranks second nationally in total assists and already surpassed her 2018 total of four assists.

2 • Kerr has two goals in her first two games as a Commodore, scoring once against Georgia State and another against Evansville.

8 • The Commodores are ranked ninth in the TopDrawer Soccer poll announced earlier this week, making them the highest-ranked SEC team in that poll.

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

15 • Vanderbilt is unbeaten in 15 straight games at home after defeating Evansville on Sunday.

11 • The Commodores return all 11 starters from the 2018 season that won their first SEC title since 1994.

46 • Vanderbilt’s 46 goals last season were the sixth-most goals ever scored by a Commodore team.

14 • The Commodores featured a stifling defense last season that only allowed 14 goals, the second-fewest allowed in Vanderbilt history. The Commodores only allowed 1o goals in 2005.

16 • Vanderbilt’s 16 wins last year were its most since 2005 and third-most all time in program history.