NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Senior Gabby Fornia celebrated Senior Day by breaking her own single-season school assists record and guided Vanderbilt women’s lacrosse to its ninth straight win, 19-2, over Old Dominion on Saturday afternoon.
Vanderbilt (11-2, 6-0 AAC) extended the second-longest winning streak in school history and is one win shy of tying the school record set in 2010. The nine straight wins are tied for the fourth-longest active winning streak in the nation.
It was the fewest goals ever allowed by the Commodores in a conference game and the fewest in any game since a 19-2 win over Butler on March 24, 2019. Overall, Vanderbilt’s defense held the Monarchs to just 14 shots, forced five caused turnovers and won 14 of 22 draw controls.
Fornia wasted no time tallying her record-setting 37th assist of the season. She dished to Griffin Gearhardt for the first goal of the game at the 26:15 mark as the Commodores, who also improved to 7-0 at home this season, jumped out to a 5-0 lead.
Old Dominion (3-10, 1-5) broke the shut out with 6:59 remaining in the opening half, but senior Elizabeth Scarrone scored the final goal before intermission for a 6-1 lead at the break.
Vanderbilt broke the game open with the first eight goals of the second half.
Senior defender Nicki Dadino celebrated Senior Day with the first goal of her career. She scooped up a loose ball and found the back of the net for an 11-1 lead with 22:54 to play.
In all, 12 different Commodores scored a goal as freshman Haley Gochnauer added the first of her career to make it 16-2 with just under eight minutes remaining.
Fornia finished with five assists and a pair of goals, while classmate Gearhardt added a hat trick and an assist. Fellow senior Cassidy Orban had two goals and an assist.
Bri Gross and Paige Finneran led Vandy with three draw controls apiece.
Sophomore Paige Gunning made seven saves and allowed just two goals in 54 1/2 minutes to go along with a team-best three ground balls, while freshman Lindsey Maxwell made a save in the final minutes.
Vanderbilt has a 13-day break before heading to Gainesville, Florida, to take on No. 10 Florida on Friday, April 16 at 3 p.m. CT and Sunday, April 18 at noon CT.