Soccer Falls At Home To Mississippi State, 2-1 10/18/02
Tenn. - Most of the time you can look at statistics from a
game and probably figure out who won without seeing the score.
If you looked at the statistics from the Vanderbilt womens
soccer game against Mississippi State on Friday night, you
would probably assume the Commodores won. Well, despite being
outshot 23-4, Mississippi State was able to escape with a
2-1 victory against the Commodores at the Vanderbilt Soccer
With the loss, the Commodores fall to 4-8 overall and 2-4
in the SEC, while the Bulldogs move to 5-9-1 overall and 2-2-1
in the SEC.
The story of the game, besides Vanderbilts domination
from a shot standpoint, was the play of Mississippi State
goalkeeper Krystal Werges, who finished with an incredible
13 saves on the night. Her 13 saves set a new season-best
mark in the SEC. Werges also weathered a second-half barrage
by the Vanderbilt offense, which put up 17 shots against the
The Bulldogs jumped on the board first when midfielder Heather
Ammann scored off a rebound following a long shot from midfielder
Elke DHollander in the 18th minute. DHollanders
shot it the crossbar, which Ammann followed up with a shot
and a goal. For Ammann, it was her fourth goal of the season.
Vanderbilt struck back in the in the 34th minute when midfielder
Jennifer Lewis blasted a shot from around 20 yards out, which
sailed over the outstretched arms of Werges. Lewis, who registered
her second goal of the season, was assisted on the play by
midfielder Katharine Carroll.
Less than seven minutes into the second half, the Bulldogs
got the game-winning goal from midfielder Ngum Suh after she
stole the ball from a Vanderbilt player and eventually beat
out goalkeeper Esther Thompson on a one-on-one breakaway.
Carroll led Vanderbilt with eight shots, while Lewis chipped
in with five. Thompson finished with only two saves, while
allowing the two Mississippi State goals.
The Commodores return to action at 2:30 p.m. Sunday when they
take on Mississippi at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex. Besides
the game being televised on Fox Sports Net, Vanderbilt will
be honoring its five seniors (Katharine Carroll, Lauren Whitt,
Marissa OLeary, Kelly Kulsrud and Lizzy Johnson).
State (5-9-1, 2-2-1)
Vanderbilt (4-8, 2-4)
MSU: Heather Ammann (Elke DHollander) - 17:55
VU: Jennifer Lewis (Katharine Carroll) - 33:26
MSU: Ngum Suh (Unassisted) - 51:27