The Crimson Tide lose 3-0 at the hands of Vanderbilt.
NASHVILLE, Ten. — The Alabama Soccer Team traveled to Nashville on Sunday for an SEC clash with the Vanderbilt Commadores. Alabama came into the game with a 6-5 record with their last win coming in their home conference opener against Missouri. The Crimson Tide were looking to get their conference record above .500.
The Commadores came into the game with a 3-5-2 record with their last game resulting in a loss to South Carolina. The Commadores came into the game with an 0-1-1 record in the conference and were looking for their first conference win of the season.
The game started with a quick pace, as the Crimson Tide came out to control possession for the first ten minutes of the game. The Crimson Tide have been able to attack and control possession out of the game for the past several games now. Despite the control, it would be Vanderbilt who would get on the board first in the 14th minute. Peyton Cutshall would score for the Commadores off a corner kick to give Vanderbilt the 1-0 lead.
Alabama would continue to threaten throughout the first half but to no avail as the Tide would be down 1-0 heading into the locker room. The Crimson Tide had more shots and more corner kicks in the first half but were unable to capitalize.
In the second half it was all Vanderbilt. The Crimson Tide let in another goal by the Commadores in the 50th minute as Raegan Kelley scored her fifth goal on the season to extend the lead to 2-0. In the 52nd minute it was Kelley again as she put another goal in the back of the net. Kelley gets six goals on the season and Vanderbilt extends the lead further to 3-0.
The Crimson Tide continued their attack and pressure but could not capitalize in the end falling to Vanderbilt 3-0. Once again, the Crimson Tide had more shots than Vanderbilt in the second half out shooting them 4 to 2. Overall, the Crimson Tide had 10 shots to Vanderbilt’s 5 with Alabama having 5 shots on target to the Commadores 4.
The Crimson Tide will be back on Friday, October 1st, in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide will take on LSU at 7 PM CT. The Crimson Tide will be looking to get back to .500 in the conference and regain a winning overall record.