Vanderbilt Hosts Evansville

The 17th-ranked Commodores face their second opponent of 2019

Vanderbilt Commodores (1-0, 0-0)
Evansville Purple Aces (0-1, 0-0)

Aug. 25, 2019 • 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex (2,000) • Nashville, Tenn.


  • The match will be broadcast on SEC Network+ with Ned Michaels (play-by-play) and Laura Stewart (analyst) on the call.

What You Need to Know

2 • Vanderbilt’s second game of the season is on Sunday as the Commodores play host to Evansville at the Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex at 7 p.m. CT.

7 • The Commodores defeated Georgia State, 7-0, to start the regular season. They scored their most goals in a game since 2016 when they took down Jackson State, 8-0.

3 • Blue Ellis recorded her first-career hat trick against Georgia State. She was the first Commodore to score three goals in a game since Sasha Grey did so in the 8-0 victory over Jackson State.

1.000 • Ellis’ shot percentage to start the season after scoring on all three shots she took.

5 • Haley Hopkins recorded her fifth multi-goal against Georgia State in her Vanderbilt career. The redshirt sophomore has scored in three straight games for the Dores dating to 2018.

2 • Two Commodores recorded their first collegiate goal in the season opener as Mairin Boyle and Alex Kerr each scored in the second half.

3 • Commodore forward Maddie Elwell recorded a career-best three assists against Georgia State. She recorded four assists in 2018 and currently is first nationally in total assists.

17 • The Commodores are ranked 17th in the United Soccer Coaches poll, their highest ranking to start a season in program history.

10 • The Commodores are ranked 10th in the TopDrawer Soccer announced earlier this week, making them the highest-ranked SEC team in that poll.

5 • Vanderbilt has faced Evansville five times and won all five contests — the most recent coming in 2015 (2-1).

5 • Five Vanderbilt student-athletes have been named to the preseason SEC watch list — Nia Dorsey, Haley Hopkins, Grace Jackson, Myra Konte and Ella Shamburger.

11 • Vanderbilt never lost at home last season after winning 10 games along with one tie. Dating to 2017, the Commodores haven’t lost at home in 14 straight outings.

11 • The Commodores return all 11 starters from the 2018 season that won their first SEC title since 1994.

46 • Vanderbilt’s 46 goals last season were the sixth-most goals ever scored by a Commodore team.

14 • The Commodores featured a stifling defense last season that only allowed 14 goals, the second-fewest allowed in Vanderbilt history.

22 • Kaylann Boyd and Hopkins ranked sixth nationally and first among SEC players in goals scored by a duo.

35 • Hopkins was the conference’s points leader with 35. She scored 14 goals and had seven assists to reach that total.

4 • Head coach Darren Ambrose is four wins away from reaching the 200-win mark for his career.