Soccer Releases 2023 Schedule

Dores to host 13 games in Music City

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt soccer team announced Tuesday its 2023 schedule, which features 11 home matches and an exhibition. The Commodores will also play host to five SEC foes this fall.

The season gets underway with a pair of exhibitions, first on the road on Aug. 7 at UAB before hosting Memphis on Aug. 12.

The regular season officially begins Aug. 17 with back-to-back home contests against UT-Chattanooga and UMass.

The Dores will hit the road against Big 12 opponent Kansas on Aug. 24 before enjoying a season-long, five-game homestand to close the nonconference schedule that includes Belmont (Aug. 27), Kansas State (Aug. 31), Northwestern (Sept. 3), Ball State (Sept. 7) and Middle Tennessee (Sept. 10).

Vanderbilt will open SEC play visiting South Carolina on Sept. 15 before its conference home opener on Sept. 21 against Ole Miss. The month concludes with road trips to Alabama (Sept. 24) and Georgia (Sept. 29).

The first two weeks of October feature home matches against Texas A&M (Oct. 5) and Missouri (Oct. 13), with the Dores visiting Kentucky in between on Oct. 8 before an Oct. 19 contest at Mississippi State.

A tilt against Florida at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex concludes an alumni weekend celebration with a match scheduled on Oct. 22. Other weekend events include a reception dinner, alumni scrimmage, tailgate and more.

The regular-season finale will feature the Commodores’ in-state foe Tennessee in Music City on Oct. 26. The Dores will look to bounce back from a 2-0 loss last year in Knoxville, however, in 32 meetings between the two powerhouse teams the Commodores own a 17-11-4 record.

“We are really excited about the way our schedule panned out this season,” said head coach Darren Ambrose. “We have some great opportunities in the nonconference portion against some great competition to get ourselves ready for a tough SEC schedule.”

The SEC Tournament will be contested in Pensacola, Florida, from Oct. 29-Nov. 5, with the NCAA Tournament set to get underway on Nov. 9.