Written by Megan Samassa
Monday, 01 October 2012 08:50
Appalachian State University field hockey fell to Radford, 3-2 this afternoon in double overtime in its second NorPac match of the 2012 campaign. The Mountaineers got off to a quick start as they
were the first to light up the scoreboard just a little over four minutes into the first half. The Apps capitalized on a penalty corner when senior Casey Lammando passed the ball to Dana Wetmore at the top of the circle. Wetmore fired a shot from the top of the circle that looked to be deflected by a Highlander into the net for an App goal.
Appalachian State took the 2-0 lead over RU when Jessi Stuart found the back of the net for the third time this season off a pass from junior Emily Knapp.
The Mountaineers would take its 2-0 lead into halftime, after outshooting Radford 13-11.
The Highlanders came out strong in the second half of play as they scored two quick goals to knot the score at 2-2. The match remained in a deadlock through the end of regulation, sending it into overtime.
App State got off five shots in the first overtime, but neither team was able to capitalize sending the match into its second overtime. With only 2:21 left in the second overtime Radford’s Stacey Mackintosh netted her second goal of the afternoon, allowing the Highlanders to capture its first win of the 2012 season.
Senior goalkeeper Sarah Anderson took the loss in net, saving seven shots on the afternoon. Sophomore Jordyn Warren had four shots on goal for the Apps, while Stuart had two. With the loss Appalachian falls to 2-8 overall on the season and 0-2 in the NorPac, while Radford improves to 1-8 overall on the season and 1-2 in the NorPac.
Appalachian State will be back in action on Tuesday, Oct. 2 when they travel to Davidson for its second matchup of the season. The match is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Jessi Stuart, ASU Athletics