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Vanderbilt starts 2019 regular season against Georgia State on Thursday

Vanderbilt Commodores (0-0, 0-0)
Georgia State Panthers (0-0, 0-0)

Aug. 22, 2019 • 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex (2,000) • Nashville, Tenn.


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


What You Need to Know

1 • Vanderbilt’s first regular season game of 2019 is on Thursday by playing host to Georgia State at the Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex at 7 p.m. CT.

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.

2 • Vanderbilt has faced Georgia State twice and won both contests — 2013 (4-0) and 2018 (3-0).

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.

10 • 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 13 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.

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

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

0 • Price of admission for all Vanderbilt home soccer matches in 2019.