Vandy Falls to Ranked Denver

The Commodores were defeated 11-6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt’s bid at a second consecutive upset came up short Sunday as the Commodores fell 11-6 to No. 9 Denver at the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Complex.

Just two days after defeating No. 25 Colorado Friday, Vanderbilt struck first against the Pioneers on Sunday, but Denver rattled off seven consecutive goals and handed Vandy its first loss on the season.

Nancy Halleron, who scored a career-high five goals Friday, scored Vandy’s first goal against Denver less than three minutes in.

After Denver took a 7-1 lead, Vanderbilt closed the gap to 7-3 before halftime with goals from Lila Huddles and Molly Finlay.

After being blanked in the third quarter, Vanderbilt mounted a comeback in the fourth, once again cutting Denver’s lead to four at 9-5, but the Pioneers held on to win 11-6.

Finlay scored twice for the Dores and Kemper Robinson and Kayla Rieu also found the back of the net.

Paige Gunning recorded 12 saves for the second consecutive game.

Six total yellow cards were shown Sunday with five going to Denver and one to Vanderbilt.

The Commodores are back at home again next Saturday to host Hofstra at noon on ESPN+.