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Sports Vanderbilt could turn to women's soccer player for kicking duties

21:51  25 november  2020
21:51  25 november  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Shorthanded by COVID-19, Vanderbilt reportedly brings in women ' s soccer team's goalkeeper to practice. Vanderbilt football reportedly had a new face at practice on Tuesday, one that could end up While she did not attempt any kicks , she went through walkthroughs with the coaching staff.

Vanderbilt Women ' s Soccer . With several special teams players sidelined due to COVID-19, the Vanderbilt football team could make history and turn to a female soccer player to be their kicker. The 0-7 Commodores have had trouble in the kicking game after graduate transfer Oren Milstein

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Vanderbilt could make college football history on Saturday.

Due to COVID-19 protocols landing a handful of the team's specialists in quarantine, Commodores women's soccer team goalkeeper Sarah Fuller could be used for kicking duties versus Missouri.

"She's got a strong leg, we'll see what that yields," head coach Derek Mason said Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. "... Sarah's an option. She seems to be a pretty good option, so we'll figure out what that looks like on Saturday."

"(We) had her out, had a chance to look at what she can do with a football," Mason added, according to The Athletic's Peter Baugh. "She's really good with a soccer ball, seems like she's pretty good with a football, too."

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Fuller practiced with Vanderbilt's football team on Tuesday, though she didn't take a snap.

If she plays against Missouri, it's believed Fuller would be the first woman to participate in a Power 5 football game, according to ESPN's Alex Scarborough.

Becca Longo made history in 2018 as the first woman to be offered a college football scholarship. However, she suffered an injury and didn't appear in a game.

The Commodores are 0-7 this season.

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