Vandy Rolls Tide

Dores earn 3-0 home win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. A strong offensive output from the senior class helped lift the Vanderbilt soccer team to a convincing 3-0 win over visiting Alabama on Sunday afternoon at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex. 

Raegan Kelley scored twice in the second half and Peyton Cutshall tallied a first-half goal to help the Commodores (4-5-3, 1-1-1 SEC) to the victory over the Crimson Tide (6-6-0, 1-2-0 SEC). Vandy scored on three of its five shots on the day. 

 

Vanderbilt also turned in another stifling defensive effort by posting its second shutout in SEC play behind five saves from sophomore goalkeeper Kate Devine. 

Cutshall got the scoring going in the 15th minute when her header off an Amber Nguyen corner kick floated past the Alabama goalkeeper and into the net. 

 

Later in the half, Cutshall made a key defensive play in the 27th minute — clearing a corner kick off the line to keep the Commodores in front. 

Vandy took a 1-0 lead into halftime. 

The Dores struck early in the second half when Maddie Elwell sent a cross to the near post where a sliding Kelley beat her defender to the ball and poked a shot into the goal to make it 2-0. 

 

Less than two minutes later, Kelley iced the game with her second goal. Nguyen’s ball into the box from 30 yards out found Kelley in stride — who finished with a beautiful full volley for a 3-0 edge. 

 

Two saves from Devine in the closing 30 minutes preserved the shutout. 

The Dores showed their depth on the day with 11 underclassmen getting minutes. 

The Commodores are back in action for a home game versus Missouri at 7 p.m. on Friday. 


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