It was certainly a game of different halves. In the first half, UK pressed the advantage with their size and strength and shot Vandy 7-5. Coach Ronnie Hill commented after the game " They had us playing their game in the first half. They are one of the bigger (physically) teams that we play and they used that to draw us into their style of the game early. We made adjustments in the second half and clearly controlled the tempo in the second half, we just could get the ball in the net." Vandy out shot UK 9-6 in the second half.
Vanderbilt just had a run of bad luck, twice hitting the crossbar in the second half and having the ball come out instead of going in for the goal. In regards to the loss however, Coach Hill believes that the team will be even more motivated because they played very well and had a chance to win he game had they converted.
Freshmen played a key role tonight giving the team added depth, "Monica Huff came in for Kendra Sasa (captain) who sustained an injury 10 minutes in played very well she is truly going to make an impact before the end of the year."
Vanderbilt's next game is next Friday night at 7 p.m. against Arkansas at the Vanderbilt Soccer complex.
****A Note to Vanderbilt Fans. On Sunday October 5, the Commodores play LSU (SEC-TV) at the soccer complex. Admission is free that day - it is Fan Day. Consider coming out and supporting the team. It is a great facility and the team is fun to watch.