NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 3) -- Opening-weekend struggles continued for the rebuilding Arizona women's soccer team, as it was shutout, 4-0, at Vanderbilt on Sunday.
The Commodores notched their first goal only six minutes into the match, then the Wildcats held Vandy off until early in the second half. Vanderbilt scored its remaining three goals in a 17-minute span during the second.
Vanderbilt outshot Arizona, 19-2, in a match played in extremely hot and humid conditions. Wildcat junior forward KRISTI LOROÑA(Tucson, AZ/Canyon del Oro HS) had both of the UA's shots.
Arizona junior goalkeeper SHANNON MONTI (Phoenix, AZ/Shadow Mountain HS) played all 90 minutes in the nets for the Cats, garnering five saves. Vanderbilt keeper Stacee Sproul earned the complete-game shutout.
The Wildcats drop to 0-2-0 on the year, and Vanderbilt improves to 2-2-0.
Arizona returns to Tucson to make its home debut next weekend, facing Pittsburgh on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. then taking on Utah on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 12 p.m. Both matches will be played at the UA's Murphey Soccer Stadium, 15th Street & Plumer Avenue.