Vanderbilt looks to build off its three-game winning streak this weekend with home matches against St. Louis on Friday and North Alabama on Sunday.
NASHVILLE – Vanderbilt looks to build off its three-game winning streak this weekend with home matches against St. Louis on Friday and North Alabama on Sunday.
“There was a lot from last weekend that was positive for us,” head coach Darren Ambrose said. “There’s some positive things from both games. We created lots of chances in both games.”
Vanderbilt (3-1) has won its first two games at home this season. The Dores will look to push their home winning streak to five games dating back to last season.
St. Louis is 2-1-1 and coming off a 4-0 home win to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The Billikens went 15-3 last season, a run that ended in the quarterfinals of their conference tournament.
North Alabama is 4-0 on the season with its last win coming against Tennessee Tech.
The Commodores are coming off a first-place finish in the Music City Invitational last weekend, when they defeated Miami, 2-1, and Ohio by that same score.
They were two different games as the Dores trailed for 77 minutes against Miami, before orchestrating a late-game comeback to score two goals in the final 10 minutes. Against Ohio, the Dores scored in the fourth minute and the 64th minute to control an eventual 2-1 win.
After four games the Dores already have two players with multiple goals. Kaylann Boyd and Madison Elwell lead the team with two goals apiece. Myra Konte, Haley Hopkins and Olivia Simmons have also scored for the team.
Leila Azari and Simmons lead Vanderbilt with three assists each on the season. Hopkins has also added two assists.
“I look at our junior class and I got to give them all the credit in the world,” Ambrose said. “They’ve really stepped up. Every single one of them has. They’re all contributing. Whether they start or come into the game, and I think they’re leading the way really well.”
Friday’s game is set to start at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Both games can be watched on SEC Network+.