Soccer Hosts Aggies, Visits Wildcats

Vandy faces Texas A&M at home Thursday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt soccer returns home for just the second time in conference play on Thursday night, hosting Texas A&M at 7 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex.

The Commodores will then travel to Lexington to visit division-foe Kentucky on Sunday at 2 p.m. CT. Both matches are slated to be broadcast on SECN+.

Series History

Texas A&M

  • Vanderbilt trails 4-9-0 against the Aggies in a matchup that dates back to 1990
  • The last time the two teams faced was in a 2-1 loss back in 2021 in College Station
  • The Aggies currently sit in second in the West with an overall record of 6-4-2


  • The Dores have a 20-15-2 edge over Kentucky, dating back to 1991 when Vanderbilt opened the series with a 6-0 shutout in Nashville
  • Last season, the Dores posted a 2-0 advantage over the Wildcats with goals coming from Rachel Deresky and Alex Wagner and tallied their seventh shutout of the season
  • The Wildcats are unbeaten this season, with a 7-0-4 record and sit fifth overall in the East

Last time on the pitch

Senior Tina Bruni scored her first goal of the season, the third of her career, in the 83rd minute to bring the Dores to within one, but Georgia, who was receiving votes in the latest poll, managed to hold on for the victory.

Vandy fell behind 2-0 in the 50th minute but continued to outshoot Georgia. The Commodores had several scoring opportunities, including a near miss on a free kick from senior Abi Brighton midway through the second half.

The Dores finally broke through in the final 10 minutes. Brighton served a corner kick into the box and after several deflections, Bruni deposited the ball into the Georgia goal. Vanderbilt finished with five corner kicks to Georgia’s two, marking the seventh consecutive game that the Commodores have earned more corner kicks than their opponent.

SEC Individual Rankings:

  • Shutouts: Kate Devine; tied for third (4)
  • Combined Shutouts: Kate Devine; tied for third (2)
  • Save Percentage: Kate Devine; sixth (.750)
  • Saves: Kate Devine; tied for sixth (27)
  • Assists: Rachel Deresky; tied for sixth (4)
  • Shots: Rachel Deresky; tied for seventh (31)

SEC Team Rankings:

  • Shutouts: Tied for fourth (6)
  • Corners: Fifth (6570
  • Points: Sixth (60)
  • Goals: Tied for sixth (21)
  • Assists: Seventh (18)
  • Shots: Eight (179)
  • Goals per game: Ninth (1.75)