Tough Tests Ahead

Dores play at South Carolina, host Alabama

at South Carolina (6-2-0, 1-0-0 SEC) vs. Alabama (5-5-0, 0-1-0 SEC)
Thursday, Sept. 23 • 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET) Sunday, Sept. 26 • 1 p.m.
Columbia, South Carolina Nashville, Tennessee
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Game Notes Game Notes

At a Glance 

  • The Vanderbilt soccer team continues SEC play with a road test at South Carolina followed by a home game against Alabama. 
  • The defending SEC Tournament champion Dores are coming off a 0-0 tie with Florida in the SEC opener. 

Game Promotions for Alabama Game 

  • Celebrate National Pancake Day with Vanderbilt soccer
    • “No one stacks up to Vanderbilt Soccer” t-shirts for the first 200 fans
  • Early Bird Special – half off pretzels for the first 30 minutes after gates open
  • Kids Day
    • Sunday Sundaes – Arrive early for free ice cream & toppings bar.
    • Kids’ Zone – Inflatables, balloon animals, sidewalk chalk, poster making station, coloring contest and more.

Last Time Out

  • The Commodores earned a 0-0 draw versus Florida in the SEC opener on Sept. 17. 
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Kate Devine made four saves to pick up the shutout for the Dores. 
  • Vandy held a 19-8 edge on shots in the game. 

Series Information 

  • Vanderbilt is 14-8-7 in the all-time series versus South Carolina. 
  • In last year’s meeting between the two sides in Nashville, Alex Wagner scored the game-tying goal in the 75th minute to ultimately force overtime. In the second overtime session, South Carolina was awarded a penalty kick, which they converted for the golden goal for a 2-1 final score. 
  • The Commodores hold a 14-6-4 mark in the series with Alabama. 
  • Vanderbilt did not play Alabama last season. The two teams squared off twice in 2019 with Vandy earning a pair of 2-1 victories over the Crimson Tide. 

National Rankings 

  • South Carolina is ranked No. 19 in the Top Drawer Soccer top 25 poll and receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches Poll. 

Statistical Leaders

  • Goals: Raegan Kelley – 4
  • Assists – Maddie Elwell – 3
  • Points – Raegan Kelley – 9
  • Shots – Raegan Kelley – 27
  • Saves – Kate Devine – 27

Up Next

  • Vandy hosts Missouri at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex.