|ASU Men's Soccer Wins Coastal Carolina Tournament|
|Written by ASU Sports Information|
|Monday, 19 September 2011 06:59|
Junior Ryan Lavigne (San Diego, Calif. / Sycamore) scored his first career goals to lift Appalachian men’s soccer (4-2-1) to a 3-0 win over Hartwick (1-3-2) at the Coastal Carolina/adidas Tournament on Sunday.
The win marks Appalachian’s fourth-straight shutout, tying a program record last accomplished in 2007. In addition, ASU clinched first place in the weekend’s tournament, its second tournament championship in as many weeks.
Sean Dreybus (Newport News, Va. / Warwick) scored the Mountaineer’s first goal just 15 minutes into the contest. Senior Mark Bridges (Morganton, N.C. / East Burke) broke loose down the right side and crossed the pass to Dreybus, who found the left side of the goal for his third goal of the year.
Lavigne, a transfer from Cincinnati, had a breakout day on the field. In the 23rd minute, he found the back of the net off an assist from Stanley Broaden (Wilmington, N.C. / Eugene Ashley) to score his first goal in college play.
Less than four minutes later, Lavigne slipped another past the keeper from distance, this time off a pass from Lee Williams (Liverpool, England / Hillside). Lavigne becomes this season’s second ASU newcomer to net his first two career goals in the same day following Sekani Sinclair (Parkland, Fla. / Marjory Stoneman Douglas) in a 3-0 shutout of Catawba earlier this month.
Appalachian held Hartwick to only four shots on the day. Senior Collin Taylor (Morganton, N.C. / Freedom) stopped all three on net to earn his first shutout in two appearances this season; it was his 11th career shutout.
“Anytime you can play two games in a weekend, score four goals and give none away, that’s a great weekend,” reflects coach Matt Nelson. “Our guys have become a tight group. It’s starting to show on the field and we’ve started putting our chances away.”
The tournament-champion Mountaineers placed four players on the all-tournament team, including Harrison Delbridge (Raleigh, N.C. / Needham Broughton), Lee Rutter (Nottingham, England / South Nottingham), Williams and Lavigne. Williams was named tournament Defensive MVP.
The Mountaineers have a break until their next home game, a match against UNC Asheville on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer Outlasts High Point in 3-2 Victory
Junior Meggie Graham (Marietta, Ga. / Walton) netted the winning goal as Appalachian State women's soccer (4-4-0) outlasted High Point (2-6-1) in a 3-2 game on Sunday.
Field Hockey Falls Short to Delaware, 2-1
Appalachian State field hockey came up short in a second-half surge, to fall 2-1 to Delaware on Sunday afternoon at Rullo Stadium.
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