The #25 ranked Vanderbilt Women’s Soccer team defeated the Missouri Tigers 2-1 Sunday (9/23) in Columbia.
The ‘Dores were down 1-0 going into the second half, but Kaylann Boyd scored the equalizer on a penalty kick. The penalty was a result of a Missouri player stopping a goal with her hand.
In the ‘83 minute, the Tigers scored an own goal on a ricochet from a Vanderbilt corner kick.
Keeper Lauren Demarchi made two saves and allowed one goal. The Tigers only had three shots on goal throughout the game.
The victory puts Vanderbilt solely atop the conference with a 3-0-0 record and 9 points. Points are awarded 3 for a win, 1 for a tie, and 0 for a loss.
The Commodores play UGA next at home on Sunday (9/30) at 8:00 PM. The Dawgs are 1-1-1 in the conference with a loss to #2 ranked Texas A&M and a tie against Mizzou. Their only SEC win came against Arkansas, who occupies the second position in the SEC standings.
The SEC is the most difficult conference for women’s soccer this year, and it shows, as Vanderbilt will have to compete against three top-25 teams (South Carolina, Tennessee, and Auburn) in the next five conference games.