NASHVILLE, Tenn. -Jessica Hiskey had a triumphant homecoming on Friday night as the freshman scored her first career goal on Friday night to propel Ole Miss (11-5, 4-5 SEC) to a 1-0 victory over Vanderbilt (5-6-5, 2-3-4 SEC) and kick-off a weekend road trip for the Rebels.
Hiskey, a Nashville native, notched her goal in the 43rd minute as the defender went on the attack for the Rebels and put the ball in the net to put Ole Miss on the board. The halftime lead would hold through the second half as the Rebels picked up the win.
It marks the seventh shutout victory of the season for Ole Miss and second straight as the Rebels shutout Kentucky in a 2-0 victory this past Sunday.
Ole Miss out-shot the Commodores 12-to-4 for the match.
"This was a great win tonight. It's always tough on the road in the SEC," said Ole Miss head coach Matthew Mott. "We beat a good Vanderbilt team tonight. We're really happy with the shutout and the way the team fought for 90 minutes. It was a great goal from Jessica Hiskey there in the first half to get us on the board and the defense played well to help us pick up the win."
Ole Miss got off to a quick start on the Commodores, applying pressure with the offense as the Rebels out-shot Vanderbilt 7-to-1 in the first half. Ole Miss took five shots before the home-standing `Dores got their only shot of the half as the Rebels came out of the gates firing.
Hiskey got the Rebels on the board in the 43rd minute when she drilled a shot from 24 yards out that went in low at the far post. The goal was the first for the attacking defender who is the reigning SEC Freshman of the Week.
Ole Miss led 1-0 at the half.
The Rebel offense continued to press the Commodores in the second half, while sophomore goalkeeper Kelly McCormick and the Ole Miss defense continued to hold on to the shutout down the stretch and pick up the victory.
McCormick posted a pair of saves on Vanderbilt's four shots as the Ole Miss defense limited Vanderbilt's scoring chances on the night.
Ole Miss will return to action on Sunday when the Rebels take on the South Carolina Gamecocks at noon CT at South Carolina.
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