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Jackie Welch nets the golden goal two minutes into overtime for the win
Freshmen and first-year SEC student-athletes were eligible
After honoring their three seniors, the Commodores defeated Ole Miss 4-1 to seal the squad's second consecutive winning season.
With the loss, Vanderbilt heads into its final homestand with an 8-6-1 record.
Five student-athletes, including a hat trick by senior Sasha Gray, all contributed in Vanderbilt soccer's first home win of the season.
The Vanderbilt soccer team hosted Kentucky in the squad's first 2-2 draw of the season. (10/9/16) Photos by John Russell
Vanderbilt shutout No. 14 Texas A&M, 2-0, Friday, Sept. 22, 2016. Photos by Steve Green. (9/22/16)
2016: Started five games in goal for the Commodores, while competing in six games for a total of 491 minutes… Made 18 saves… Allowed nine goals on 18 shots… Started in goal against Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi State… Earned win over Mississippi State, allowing one goal on 10 shots… Went 1-3-1 in debut season.
Personal: Began playing soccer at the age of four… played club for Caleb Fortune at Ambassadors FC… chose Vanderbilt because, “The academic challenges combines with the opportunity to play soccer for a growing program was impossible to pass up. Vanderbilt provides me a chance to play in the SEC under a great coaching staff, with a drive to succeed.”… Older brothers, Matt and Jeff, played college soccer… chose Vanderbilt over Georgetown and the University of Pennsylvania.
Coach Ambrose on Lauren: “I have known Lauren for some time and think she has potential to become a great GK in our program. She is athletic and has a commanding presence in the 18 yard box.”