Lady Toppers suffer a 2-0 defeat at Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — WKU Soccer lost a 2-0 decision to Vanderbilt on Thursday night in Nashville. Scoreless in the first 50 minutes, the Commodores scored twice in the second half to clinch the win.
“I think we started the game with a lot of discipline and intensity,” the head coach said. Jason Neidel. “We knew Vanderbilt were a really good possession team. They hit the ball really well tonight. I thought we got tired in the second half and as we got tired we started making mental mistakes. and to play with a little less discipline. I’m proud of our kids. We fought hard. I told them that if we had been a little more disciplined and a little more orderly on the ball, we would give ourselves a chance down the home stretch in this one.
The first half was a defensive battle between the two teams. WKU held back seven shots from Vanderbilt’s offense and stopped countless goal threats to keep the game 0-0 until halftime.
The Lady Toppers had a few chances to score in the first half. Katie Erwin managed to escape from a defender and send the ball to Kayla Meyer in the box for a point-blank shot, but a Vanderbilt defender blocked the shot. Just before the half-time break, Lily Rummo fired a shot from 20 yards that was on target, but the Commodore goalie made a bounding save.
Vanderbilt struck the first in the 51st minute, then scored again just over four minutes later.
WKU had five total shots in the game. Carmen Marin led the way with three with the other two coming from Meyer and Rummo.
The Lady Toppers will be back in action Sunday at Tennessee Tech. The first contact will take place at 6 p.m.
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