Vanderbilt Welcomes Chattanooga

Commodores play last nonconference home game Thursday

 #9 Vanderbilt Commodores (6-0)
Chattanooga Mocs (3-1-2)
Sept. 12, 2019 • 6 p.m.
Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex
Nashville, Tenn.

Television • The game will be broadcast with Kevin Ingram (play-by-play) and Laura Koerner Stewart (color commentator) on the call.

1 • Vanderbilt stays in Nashville for its last home nonconference game against Chattanooga.

2 • Chattanooga has already faced two familiar opponents of Vanderbilt. The Mocs lost to Georgia State, 2-1, and tied with Alabama, 1-1. Vanderbilt beat Georgia State, 7-0, and will face Alabama on Oct. 31.

6 • Vanderbilt is on a six-game winning streak after recently winning two straight home games at the Music City Invitational. The Commodores defeated Colgate, 2-0, and Marshall, 3-2, in double overtime.

3 • The Commodores had three student-athletes named to the Music City All-Tournament Team – Nia Dorsey, Grace Jackson and Raegan Kelley.

2 • Kelley scored twice against Marshall, with her second goal coming in double overtime to keep Vanderbilt at a perfect 6-0. It was also her first multi-goal game of her career.

1 • Dorsey notched her first goal and assist over the weekend after scoring against Colgate and posting an assist vs Marshall.

5 • The Commodores have posted five shutouts and just recently allowed their first goal of 2019.

200 • Head coach Darren Ambrose recently reached a career milestone with his 200th career victory against Colgate. After defeating Marshall, he now sits at 201.

6 • Vanderbilt is sixth in the country in assists per game (3.33).

9 • The Commodores are ranked ninth in the United Soccer Coaches poll, their third straight week there. Their highest ranking in school history came in 2018 when they were ranked seventh.

7 • Haley Hopkins notched her team-high seventh goal of the season after netting the game-winning goal against Colgate. She is also tied for the conference lead with three game-winners.

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

6 • Hopkins recorded her sixth career multi-goal game against Evansville. The redshirt sophomore has scored in six straight games before being held scoreless for the first time in 2019.

2 • Two Commodores recorded their first collegiate goal in the season opener when Mairin Boyle and Alex Kerr scored in the second half against Georgia State.

6 • Commodore forward Maddie Elwell recorded her sixth assist against Marshall. She ranks first nationally and already surpassed her 2018 total (4).

2 • Kerr notched two goals in her first two games as a Commodore, scoring once against Georgia State and another against Evansville.

8 • The Commodores are ranked eighth in the TopDrawer Soccer poll released earlier this week, making them the highest-ranked SEC team in that poll.

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

68 • Throughout her Vanderbilt career, Jackson has started and played in 68 straight games while never missing a game.

1 • Hopkins leads the SEC in several offensive categories – points (17), goals (7), points per game (2.83) and goals per game (1.17).

17 • Vanderbilt is unbeaten in 17 straight games at home after Sunday’s defeat of Marshall.

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.

16 • Vanderbilt’s 16 wins last year were its most since 2005 and third-most all time in program history.