Kelley scores twice as Vandy coasts past Florida

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Vanderbilt experienced no lack of scoring Thursday evening at Florida, using down the Gators 5-2 for a next consecutive meeting victory.

Vanderbilt struck initially in the 20th minute off the ideal foot of Peyton Cutshall. A Vandy corner kick led to Cutshall’s strike, her second target on the year.

Just 3 minutes later the Commodores doubled their guide. Amber Nguyen gained a free of charge kick and fired a bending shot off the crossbar to make it 2- in the 23rd.

Immediately after Florida got on the board off a corner kick in the 28th, the Commodores wasted no time building their lead back again to two. Hannah McLaughlin sent a cross into the box and Raegan Kelley headed in her team-main seventh objective this year and 26th of her career.

The game remained 3-1 right until the 61st when Kelley once yet again located space off a cross, this time from Nguyen. Nguyen’s pinpoint pass uncovered Kelley by yourself in the vicinity of the significantly write-up and Kelley tapped in her next objective of the night to make it 4-1.

Florida lower the Vandy lead again to two on a Vandy have intention in the 71st, but as soon as once more the Commodores experienced a response.

Abi Brighton joined the scoring get together just minutes later on a beautifully taken totally free kick of her very own that remaining Florida’s keeper with no prospect at a save. Brighton’s initially target on the year would give Vanderbilt 5 plans in an SEC contest for the very first time given that a 5- get more than Missouri in 2021.

Vanderbilt has now gained 3 straight above the Gators in Gainesville less than head coach Darren Ambrose.

“I am really happy of how we arrived out and controlled the match for extensive intervals. We scored some good goals,’ Ambrose mentioned. “The females are a tiny disappointed to concede two aims in the fashion we did but those errors are really fixable in exercise. In general just a definitely strong effectiveness on the highway.”

Vandy enhances to 10-2-3 (4-2-2 SEC) and has achieved the 10-get mark for the fourth time in Ambrose’s 8 seasons. The Commodores host Mississippi Point out Sunday at 3 p.m. in the final residence match of the common season.