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Dores Split with Central Florida

Nashville, T.N. – The Vanderbilt Commodores split their weekend series with the Central Florida Knights on February 3rd and 4th.

The Dores dropped game one by a score of 7-3. Ryan Boersma scored his 8th of the season. Emmett Kappesser scored his first career goal in the 3rd period. Braden Pichel followed with a goal to make it 6-3. However, the Dores were unable to finish the comeback, as a late empty net goal put the Knights up 7-3.

It was a different story for the Commodores on Saturday. Drew Fietze opened up Vanderbilt’s scoring with 2 back-to-back goals. Aiden Machanic scored his first and second goals of the season as well.

Vanderbilt continued to pressure Central Florida through the second and third periods. Fietze completed the hat trick, scoring an additional fourth goal in the third. Kappesser two goals in the third period, helping the Dores steamroll to a 9-3 win. Max Kushnick secured the victory in his first start of the year, stopping 27 out of 30 shots faced.

The Commodores finish out the regular season next weekend at home against the University of Alabama Huntsville Chargers.

Julian Yang Named 3rd Star of the Month

Nashville, T.N. – Junior forward Julian Yang was recognized last week as the CHS’ 3rd Star of the Month for January.

In 6 games played, Yang tallied 6 goals and 7 assists for 13 points. Yang currently has contributed 24 points in the season.

Vandy Sweeps Lynn

Boca Raton, F.L. – The Vanderbilt Commodores traveled down to Florida for two games against the Lynn Fighting Knights on Jan. 27th and 28th.

Junior forward Julian Yang opened the scoring for Friday night’s game with a shot late in the first period. Yang would score again less than a minute into the second period. Freshman defenseman Shay Crean scored his first career goal off a 2-1 feed, and senior forward Christian Cottone scored four goals, lifting the Dores to a 9-1 victory over Lynn.

Ryan and Owen Boersma both scored two goals during Saturday’s victory. Trevor White netted his first of the season, as Vanderbilt beat Lynn 8-2. The Dores improve their record to 7-9, and will face the University of Central Florida at home this weekend.


  • Julian Yang: 2 GP 2-1-3
  • Ryan Boersma: 2 GP 3-1-4
  • Christian Cottone: 2 GP 4-1-5
  • Owen Boersma: 2 GP 4-1-5
  • Drew Fietze: 2 GP 0-3-3
  • Jay Kourkoulis: 1-3-4

Vanderbilt Splits Weekend Series Against #18 Alabama

NASHVILLE, T.N. – The Vanderbilt Commodores split 2 games against the #18 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (CHF).

Three Commodores scored in game 1. Drew Fietze buried a power play goal off a feed from Julian Yang with 11:54 remaining in the first. Alabama answered with a goal 5:08 left in the period.

Jay Kourkoulis and Ryan Boersma added tallies in the third period to tie the game. However, Alabama scored with 1:05 remaining in regulation to make it 4-3. An empty net goal sealed the victory for the Crimson Tide, with a final score of 5-3.

The Dores bounced back for Saturday’s game. Vanderbilt went up 3-0 halfway through the game, with goals from Owen Boersma, Jay Kourkoulis, and Harrison Parent. Six minutes after Alabama scored 10:48 into the third to make it 3-1, Ryan Boersma buried a rebound in front of the Crimson Tide’s goal to put the Dores up 4-1.

Alabama made a final push with 9:27 left in regulation and scored to cut the Commodore’s lead to 4-2, but was ultimately not successful in sparking a comeback. Vanderbilt would hold on to win the game 4-2.

Notable performances: Jay Kourkoulis had a four point weekend, scoring 2 goals and 2 assists. Harrison Parent netted his first goal as a Dore. Andrew Shearson stopped 91 out of 97 shots, with a save percentage of 0.938%.

Vanderbilt travels to Boca Raton next weekend, with two games against Lynn University.