Vanderbilt Drops Final Game of Pool Play to Clemson, 3-2

The Commodores dropped the final pool play game to Clemson University, 3-2. They ended pool play with a 1-2 record. 


Vanderbilt once again faced a numerical disadvantage. They were forced to roll 15 skaters to Clemson’s 20. That said, they put up a good fight. 


The Tigers scored two goals in quick succession midway through the first. Julian Yang got the Commodores back in it with a goal 36 seconds into the second. That was the only offense either team could muster in the middle frame.


With 14 shots in the last period, Vanderbilt made a big push to tie the game, but Clemson doubled their lead late. That would be the dagger the Tigers needed to win it.


Andrew Fietze scored for the Commodores with 46 seconds left, but it was too little too late for Vanderbilt. 


The Tigers narrowly out-shot Vanderbilt, 34 to 32. Clemson went undefeated in pool play. Its 3-2 victory over Vanderbilt was the closest game they have played in the tournament.