Written by Megan Samassa
Saturday, 13 October 2012 11:01
Appalachian State University field hockey suffered a 9-1 loss to Miami University in a non-conference match. The Mountaineers fell behind early in the match as the Redhawks scored just under 13 minutes into play. Miami’s Alyssa
Logan would give the Redhawks a 3-0 advantage over the Apps when she scored two quick goals within a minute of each other just before the first half came to a close.
Miami would take the 3-0 lead into halftime as they outshot Appalachian 14-3 and drew seven penalty corners compared to the Mountaineers one. Senior Lesley Thomas scored Appalachian’s only goal of the match when Caroline Phillips led her with a pass for a breakaway. Thomas would find the back of the net for the second time this season and bring the Apps within two of Miami.
The Redhawks answered right back as the scored less than a minute later when Emily Gruesser netted her sixth goal of the season.
Logan would notch a hat trick at the 53:23 mark of the match when she found the ball in a scramble in front of the net, allowing Miami to take the 5-1 lead over Appalachian. Olivia Miller scored for the first time in the match at the 55:34 mark when she found herself alone against the keeper. Angela Amon extended the Redhawk lead to 7-1 when she slid in behind the keeper on the left side of the net for the goal.
Miami took the 8-1 lead when the Mountaineers scored an own goal late in the second half. Miller clinched her second goal of the match with just seven minutes left of play, giving the Redhawks the 9-1 victory over Appalachian.
The goalkeeper duo of Sarah Anderson and Cristina Ceppi each played an even 35 minutes in the match. Anderson posted eight saves, while Ceppi had one. Thomas led the way for the Apps with one goal, while Phillips recorded an assist and sophomore Jordyn Warren put one shot on goal. With the loss Appalachian State falls to 2-11 overall on the season, while Miami improves to 8-8 overall on the season.
Appalachian will be back in action on Sunday, Oct. 14 when they conclude their road trip north in Muncie, Ind to take on Ball State. The match is slated to start at noon.