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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.

Highlights:

  • 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.

Commodores Sweep Owls

NASHVILLE, T.N. – Vanderbilt started 2023 with a 2 game series sweep over Kennesaw State.

The Commodores outscored the Owls 17-5, with a 6-2 victory on Friday and a 11-3 victory on Saturday.

Junior goalie Andrew Shearson made 26 saves on 28 shots Friday. Sophomore goalie Micah Olson stopped 27 out of 30 shots on Saturday.

Junior forward Julian Yang scored 4 goals and assisted 4 over the weekend. Sophomore forward Drew Fietze netted 3 goals and assisted 2. Christian Cottone had a notable performance Saturday, scoring a hattrick in the 1st period and assisting 3, earning 6 points in the Dores’ game 2 victory.

Vanderbilt is back in action next weekend against Alabama. Puck drop is set for Friday at 8 p.m at the Ford Ice Center Bellevue

Dores Drop 2 to Auburn

COLUMBUS, G.A. – Vanderbilt faced off in two games at Auburn on Friday, Oct. 21st, and Saturday, Oct. 22nd.

A last-minute effort was not successful in tying the game. Auburn scored an empty net goal to make it 5-3 and then scored another goal with 1.8 seconds remaining in regulation.

Junior forward Tristan Reilly scored his first as a Commodore. Cody Heiser and Julian Yang also netted one each.

Vanderbilt returned for game 2 at 9 AM on Saturday.

Auburn quickly went up 4-0 in the first period. Julian Yang scored on the power play in the third period to prevent the Auburn shutout.

The Dores are back in action at Bellevue on Friday, Nov. 4th at 8:00 PM against the University of South Carolina.