Sept. 23, 2007
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. --Vanderbilt exploded for three first half goals and snapped a three game losing streak with a 3-0 win over College of Charleston Sunday afternoon at Patriots Point Field.
The Commodores (3-4-1), who lost their last two contests in overtime, took advantage of their scoring opportunities in the first half with three scores in four shots on goal.
Vanderbilt opened the scoring in the 32nd minute when Megan Forester tapped a pass from Amy Wilcox into the left corner of the net from eight yards out.
Vanderbilt's second goal came when Molly Kinsella had a breakaway and dribbled down the center of the field to find the back of the Cougars' goal (35:10).
Amy Wilcox capped off the scoring barrage in the final minute of the first half off a double assist by Taylor Ryer and Megan Kinsella.
Vanderbilt controlled the second half as well, holding a 7-3 shot lead and finished the game with a 11-5 advantage. They also had a 9-4 corner kick lead with Molly Kinsella and Amy Wilcox leading the attack with two shots each.
Freshmen keepers Rachel Bachtel and Devan Council combined on the shutout, the team's fourth in eight games this year. The defense limited the Cougars (3-4) to just one shot on goal that was saved by Bachtel.
The Commodores concluded the non-conference portion of the season at this weekend's tournament. They will open Southeastern Conference play next Friday at Alabama at 7 p.m.
1 2 Total
Vanderbilt 3 0 3
College of Charleston 0 0 0
Goals: Forester (Wilcox), 31:30; Molly Kinsella, 35:10; Wilcox (Ryer, Kinsella), 44:28.