Vanderbilt Welcomes Florida

Commodores looking to bounce back

#15/8 Vanderbilt Commodores (8-2, 1-1)
Florida Gators (6-4, 2-0)
Sept. 29, 2019 • Noon CT
Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex
Nashville, Tenn.

Television • Sunday’s match will be broadcast on the SEC Network with Drew Fellios (play-by-play) and Jill Loyden (analyst) on the call.

3 • Florida is Vanderbilt’s third conference game after beating Tennessee, 1-0, and falling to No. 13 Arkansas, 1-0.

1 • Sunday is Vanderbilt’s first ‘Pups in the Plex’ game. Fans are encouraged to bring their dogs, and there will be designated areas with tents, treats and water.

2 • Florida comes into Nashville after back-to-back wins to open conference play. The Gators defeated LSU, 3-0 and Missouri, 3-2, to open their slate.

13 • Vanderbilt traveled to Fayetteville to take on No. 13 Arkansas on Sept. 26. The Commodores fell in a defensive duel, 1-0.

15 • The Commodores are ranked 15th in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll.

8 • Vanderbilt is ranked eighth in the TopDrawer Soccer poll.

1997 • Vanderbilt defeated Florida in 2018, 2-1, for its first win over the Gators since 1997.

109 • The Commodores needed 109 minutes to knock off in-state rival Tennessee in their thrilling 1-0 defeat in double overtime on Sept. 22.

1 • Madiya Harriott’s first goal of the season couldn’t have come at a better time as she scored the game-winning goal in double overtime against Tennessee.

9 • Vanderbilt ranks ninth nationally in goals against average (0.352).

9 • Haley Hopkins notched her team-high ninth goal of the season after scoring twice against Chattanooga (Sept. 12), including the game-winning goal. She currently ranks fourth nationally in total goals.

7 • Hopkins recorded her seventh career multi-goal game against Chattanooga (Sept. 12). The redshirt sophomore has scored in six of Vanderbilt’s nine games this season.

2 • Hopkins is second in the country in game-winning goals (4). She set a Vanderbilt record with five game-winning goals last season.

1 • Hopkins leads the SEC in several offensive categories – goals (9), points per game (2.10) and goals per game (0.90). She’s also second in points (21).

7 • Vanderbilt opened its season with a seven-game winning streak, the most wins to start a season for the Commodores since a 6-0 start in 2005.

7 • The Commodores have posted seven shutouts on the season. They posted 10 shutouts last season, three shy of the program record.

2 • Raegan Kelley scored twice in Vanderbilt’s 3-2 double overtime win over Marshall. Her second goal came in double overtime, marking it as her first multi-goal game of her career.

200 • Ambrose reached a significant milestone with his 200th career victory against Colgate on Sept. 6. After defeating Tennessee on Sept. 22, he sits at 203 wins.

3 • Blue Ellis recorded her first-career hat trick against Georgia State (Aug. 22). 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.

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 (Aug. 22).

6 • Commodore forward Maddie Elwell recorded her sixth assist against Marshall (Sept. 8). She ranks second in the SEC 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 (Aug. 22) and another against Evansville (Aug. 25).

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

72 • Throughout her Vanderbilt career, Jackson has started and played in 72 straight games while never missing a game.

72 • Dorsey has also played in 72 straight games in her Vanderbilt career with 67 starts.

19 • Vanderbilt is unbeaten in 19 straight games at home after its win over Tennessee on Sept. 22.

1,193 • The Commodores set a home attendance record against Tennessee after 1,193 fans attended the Sept. 22 affair, breaking the record of 1,177 set against South Carolina on Oct. 12, 2018.

14 • The Commodores featured a stifling defense last season that only allowed 14 goals, the second-fewest allowed in Vanderbilt history. They’ve only allowed four goals through 10 games in 2019.

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