Season Comes to an End in Los Angeles

Dores fall 2-1 to Northwestern in NCAA Tournament

LOS ANGELES β€” Vanderbilt’s 2022 campaign came to an end Friday night at Wallis Annenberg Stadium as the Commodores fell 2-1 to No. 12 Northwestern in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Vanderbilt kept pace with the fourth-seeded Wildcats on Friday, a week after the Dores knocked off fifth-seeded Clemson on the road. Neither team earned many chances in the first half and the score remained 0-0 after 45 minutes with just three combined shots on target.

Northwestern broke through in the 54th minute to go in front 1-0. Vanderbilt answered a little over 10 minutes later with a goal of their own, but it was called back due to offsides.

The Commodores kept up the pressure, but Northwestern mounted a counterattack in the 81st minute that resulted in a second goal to lead by two with 10 minutes to play.

Nevertheless, Vanderbilt kept attacking and in the 83rd minute earned a penalty kick which Ella Shamburger slotted past the Wildcat keeper for her fourth goal on the season.

Unable to find the equalizer, Vandy’s season came to a close with the 2-1 loss to Northwestern. The Commodores ended 2022 with a 12-5-4 record, reaching double-digit wins for the fourth time in the last six seasons under head coach Darren Ambrose.