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ASU Field Hockey Falls In NorPac Opener PDF Print
Written by Megan Samassa   
Monday, 24 September 2012 07:31

Appalachian State University field hockey fell to NorPac rival Davidson, 5-3 this afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Wildcats took a quick 1-0 lead over the Mountaineers when Finley Amato

came into the circle alone and scored from the right side of the field. App State knotted the score at 1-1 when senior Lesley Thomas found the back of the net for her first goal of the season off a penalty corner. Davidson took the lead for the second time in the match when Lucy Pidcock netted her first of three goals on the afternoon when she found herself alone inside the circle off a pass from Tyler McFayden.
The Wildcats took a 3-1 advantage over the Apps when Pidcock scored at the 24:40 mark of the first half. Davidson would take the 3-1 lead into halftime.
Appalachian State started a comeback when they received a penalty corner early in the second half. The freshman duo of Hanna French and Caroline Phillips combined for the goal when French dished the ball to Phillips at the top of the circle. Phillips fired the ball into the net, bringing the Apps within one of Davidson.
The Mountaineers tied the score at the 3-3 when they capitalized on a Davidson green card at the 40:38 mark of the match. Senior Megan High found the ball in a scramble in front of the net off a pass from Jessi Stuart connecting on her third goal of the season.
The Wildcats took the lead for good from App State when Pidcock scored her third goal of the match, giving Davidson the 4-3 advantage. Davidson found the back of the net one more time in the match allowing them to take a 5-3 victory in its first NorPac matchup of the 2012 season.
Senior Sarah Anderson suffered the loss in net making seven saves on the afternoon, while Phillips had three shots on goal and Stuart had two shots on goal. With the loss Appalachian State falls to 2-7 overall on the season and 0-1 in the NorPac, while Davidson improves to 3-5 overall on the season and 1-0 in the NorPac.
Appalachian State will be back in action on Sunday, Sept. 30 when they take on NorPac foe Radford at home. The match is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

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