Tigers Up Next

Commodores looking for fourth win in a row against Missouri

No. 13 Vanderbilt Commodores (1-1-0)
Missouri Tigers (0-1-0)

Oct 3, 2020 • 5 p.m. CT
Walton Soccer Stadium • Columbia, Mo.

SEC Network+
Nate Gatter (play-by-play), Simon Rose (analyst)

• Vanderbilt remains on the road this weekend to visit Missouri on Saturday for a 5 p.m. kickoff on SEC Network+.

• This will be the 12th all-time meeting between Vanderbilt and Missouri (Vanderbilt trails, 3-5-3).

  • First Meeting: 08.18.06 (T, 2-2)
  • Last Meeting: 10.10.19 (W, 2-1)
  • Last Vanderbilt Win: 10.10.19 (2-1)
  • Last Opponent Win: 10.14.16 (2-1)
  • Last Draw: 10.04.13 (1-1)

• Looking back in the series, Vanderbilt has won each of the last three meetings between the two teams. This includes a 5-3 victory in 2017, which marks one of three occasions the Commodores have scored five goals against an SEC opponent under Vanderbilt head coach Darren Ambrose.

• In his time at Vanderbilt, Ambrose holds a 3-2 record against the Tigers. Saturday is Vanderbilt’s third visit to Missouri under Ambrose with both teams taking a game apiece in the first two meetings in Columbia.

• Last time these two teams met in 2019, Leila Azari had two points with a goal and an assist and Haley Hopkins scored the game winner in Vanderbilt’s 2-1 victory on West End Oct. 10.

• Last time out, Vanderbilt visited Tennessee on Sunday afternoon in Knoxville and though it the was aggressor most of the afternoon, the Dores dropped a 1-0 overtime decision to the Volunteers.

• Now in his sixth season leading Vanderbilt soccer, Ambrose has guided one of the best five-year runs in program history. The Dores have amassed a 62-34-10 record and 29-17-7 SEC mark. Ten of those wins were over ranked opponents.

Vanderbilt has three appearances in the NCAA Tournament, an SEC regular season championship and an East Division championship under his leadership. Ambrose is the first Vanderbilt head coach in 21 years to have three consecutive double-digit win seasons (2017-19).

• Both of Vanderbilt’s games thus far in 2020 have been decided in the second half or later. All three of Vanderbilt’s goals against Kentucky in the season opener came after the 53rd minute mark with the first two separated by just 6:11 of game action.

Last season, nine of the 14 wins were decided after halftime, and five of those wins were away from West End.

• This week in the United Soccer Coaches poll, Vanderbilt checked in at No. 13. Last week in the first poll of the season released Sept. 22, the Commodores came in at No. 10. A season ago, Vanderbilt reached as high as No. 9 in the poll.