Season Opener Awaits

Soccer opens season at Evansville and Purdue

at Evansville (0-0-0) at Purdue (0-0-0)
Thursday, Aug. 18 • 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 • 12 p.m.
Evansville, Ind. West Lafayette, Ind.
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At a Glance

  • The Commodores open their 2022 season on the road at Evansville on Thursday.

  • The match is set for 7 p.m. at the Arad McCutchan Stadium.

  • Fifth-year student Brooke VanDyck returns to her homestate for the matchup. The South Bend, Indiana, native joined the team as a grad transfer from Notre Dame during the offseason.

  • All-time, the Commodores are undefeated against the Purple Aces, owning a 6-0-0 record. Two current Commodores scored in the home match against Evansville as Peyton Cutshall and Alex Kerr helped lead the team to a 4-0 victory.

  • In their latest meeting, Vanderbilt outshot visiting Evansville 27-1 (2019).

Last Time Out

  • Vanderbilt concluded its preseason slate at Alabama last weekend. Kerr scored for the Commodores in the team’s second exhibition of the month.
  • The Commodores fired five shots against the Crimson Tide in the preseason finale while Kate Devine recorded three saves in her 45 minutes played.
  • Ella Shamburger and Abena Aidoo both played all 90 minutes on the pitch as the defensive duo stalled multiple Crimson Tide advances in the contest.
  • Vanderbilt opened its preseason with a draw against UAB. The Commodores found success dominating the midfield and winning tight battles in all three parts of the pitch.
  • The Commodores outshot the Blazers 14-2 in the contest, including nine total shots in the latter half of play.
  • Splitting time in goal, both Sara Wojdelko and Devine registered a save in Monday’s contest.
  • Fifth-year defender Shamburger spent all 90 minutes of the opening exhibition on the pitch for a team high. Fellow captain Maya Antoine recorded the second-most minutes on the field at 77.

Up Next

  • Vanderbilt opens its 2022 home slate Aug. 25 when it hosts Western Kentucky. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex.