|Clemson Downs Women's Soccer in Soggy Marathon|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Saturday, 03 September 2011 10:03|
After two weather delays totaling nearly three hours, Appalachian State women’s soccer yielded to Clemson, 1-0, at a soggy ASU Soccer Stadium on Friday night. With the win, Clemson remains perfect at 4-0-0, while the Black and Gold stand at 1-3-0 on the year.In the first half, Taylor Dunlap (Fenton, Mich./Fenton) had the Apps best opportunity but her shot was saved by an acrobatic Lauren Arnold in goal for the Tigers.
By the midpoint of the period, formerly clear skies had darkened and lightning silhouetted the surrounding peaks around Boone. With 15:38 remaining, the approaching storm was deemed too close and play was suspended for over two hours.
With the players and field equally refreshed, the teams took to the field, and Clemson’s pace soon controlled the action. Several Tigers and Mountaineers engaged in the ball and each other near the ASU goal, and in the end, Liska Dobberstein was able to put the ball in the net for her third goal of the year. Her shot came off a short pass from Heather Marik.
In the second half, the Mountaineers maintained pressure, but both teams struggled to get the ball out of midfield. Nearly twenty minutes into the period, Mother Nature again forced a timeout on the field, this time for little more than 30 minutes.
The Apps continued the fight through the waning minutes, but the efforts of Arnold in goal and her defensive compatriots stifled the Mountaineers’ offensive opportunities. In the end, the Tigers’ 1-0 lead stood, and Clemson walked away with the win four hours and 42 minutes after the game had started.
Amy Kolowsky (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley) made six saves in goal for ASU, as Clemson held a seven to two advantage in shots on goal.
Appalachian wraps up the weekend on the road with a visit to Farmville, Va. to face off against Longwood on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Volleyball Stumbles on First Day in Kansas
Appalachian State University volleyball battled tough competition and untimely injuries on Friday to finish the day 0-2 at the Kansas Jayhawk Invitational. The Mountaineers (3-3) fell 3-1 against South Dakota State and were swept by undefeated Kansas.
Meghann Forshey led the Mountaineers with 15 kills and a .323 hitting percentage to accompany a block and a dig. Maggie Seeds added 13 kills, six of ASU’s 12 blocks and five digs in the effort.
In the nightcap, the Jayhawks (5-0) raced out to an 8-3 lead in the first set and fended off a late ASU rally to take a 25-18 win. The momentum and 1,000-fan crowd carried KU to an 11-3 spurt in the second set that broke up a close score and gave the home team a 25-14 win and 2-0 lead in the match.
Women's Cross Country Start Season Strong
Appalachian State women’s cross country opened its season Friday night with a strong fourth place performance at the Covered Bridge Open in Boone.
Men’s Cross Country Performs Well in Season-Opener
Appalachian State men’s cross country started its 2011 campaign Friday night with a strong fourth-place performance at the Covered Bridge Open in Boone.
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