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Anchor Drop, September 30, 2018: Soccer looks to make it eleven

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Also, men’s golf goes to Fort Worth.

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Good morning.

If you’re looking to forget about yesterday’s football game, there is booze. But there is also Vanderbilt soccer, which hosts Georgia at 4:00 PM CT today on ESPNU. The Commodores have won ten games in a row since a season-opening loss to Florida State and are now 10-1 on the season, 3-0 in the SEC, and somehow ranked #25 in the country. Georgia is 4-4-3 overall, and 1-1-1 in the SEC.

Men’s golf opens the Nike Collegiate Invitational today at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Eight of the top 20 teams in the country will compete in the event. Today’s first round will tee off at 7:45 AM.

Men’s cross country finished 13th at the Louisville Classic on Saturday.

Off the West End

Today’s the final day of the MLB regular season. In the last couple of years, MLB has added a cool new feature to the final day of the season, with all fifteen games starting at the same time (2:05 PM CT.)

Of particular interest today: former Vanderbilt hurler Walker Buehler pitches for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who find themselves in a tie for the NL West lead with the Colorado Rockies going into the final day of the regular season. Buehler has a shot at pitching the team to a division title. (The Rockies play the Nationals.) The other race to watch: the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are tied for first in the NL Central, with the Cubs hosting the Cardinals (who were eliminated on Saturday) and the Brewers hosting the Tigers. The winner of that race will have home-field advantage through the NL playoffs; the loser will play in a wild-card game on Tuesday.

The U.S. team trails 10-6 going into the final day of the Ryder Cup.