|App State Sports Roundup....|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Saturday, 19 October 2013 11:27|
Field Hockey Drops Match to No. 15 Temple
Appalachian State University field hockey dropped a match 4-0 to no. 16 Temple on Friday at Geazey Field. The Mountaineers were down early as Temple's Alyssa Delp found the net off an assist from Rachel Steinman off a penalty corner.
The Owls scored again from Lauren Hunt off a rebounded goal to make the score 2-0. Temple would score once more before the half off the stick of Erin Vanhorn, scoring off a pass from Amanda Fuertsch.
Temple found a goal once in the second half when Vanhord scored again with an assist from Katie Foran.
Appalachian would not have an answer to the Owls' four straight goals, losing the match 4-0.
Laura Malinoski led the Mountaineers in shots, tallying three on the match. Dana Wetmore found two shots on the afternoon and Hanna French added one.
Goalkeeper Sarah Anderson recorded 15 saves on the match.
Appalachian was outshot 36 to 6 and were awarded five penalty corners to Temple's 12.
The Mountaineers will return to action on Sunday when they take on Penn in Philadelphia, Pa. at 12 p.m.
Cross Country Finishes One-Two On Friday
Appalachian State University men's cross country tabbed a first place finish in the 8,000 meter event at the Blue Ridge Open at Don Kennedy Trails on Friday afternoon.
Kyle McFoy led Appalachian, finishing first for the Mountaineers and tenth overall with a time of 24:58.42. James Howard-Smith crossed the finish line second for the Apps and 22nd overall, recording a time of 25:19.37.
Will Raby secured his first third-place finish for the Mountaineers this season, finishing 25th overall with a time of 25:21.23.
Josh Cox and Michael Ellis followed in 38th and 39th place, respectively, with times of 25:32.
Appalachian State took home the title with a total of 102 points on the afternoon. Division II No. 21 Cedarville finished second with a total of 118 points. George Mason followed in third with 124 points.
The Apps also captured the title of King of the Mountain in the 18th annual dual with Western Carolina. The Mountaineers have now earned the jug 16-of-18 times.
The Appalachian State University women's cross country secured a second-place finish in the 5,000m event at the Blue Ridge Open in Boone on Friday.
Justine Stocks finished first for the Mountaineers as she crossed the finish line tenth overall with a time of 18:29.16. Meaghan McCauley recorded her first second-place finish for the Mountaineers this season, finishing 11th overall with a time of 18:35.29.
Brittany Williams was not far behind, finishing third for the Apps with a time of 18:36.80 and 12th overall.
Dana Cox found a 16th overall finish with a time of 18:42.01, while Katie Cagle finished 17th overall, recording a time of 18:46.76.
Furman, ranked ninth in the Southeast region, took the title in the meet, finishing with 45 total points. App State took second on the afternoon with 64 points and Coastal Carolina followed in third-place with 136 points.
The Mountaineers also captured the title of Queen of the Mountain in the 18th annual dual with Western Carolina. The Mountaineers have now earned the jug 16-of-18 times.
Appalachian State will return to action at the Southern Conference Championships in Birmingham, Ala. on Nov. 2.
Mountaineers Drop Five-Set Match to Eagles
Appalachian State University volleyball dropped a five-set thriller to Georgia Southern on Friday night at the Holmes Center.
The Mountaineers (11-10, 2-5 SoCon) took an early lead in the first set, leading the set with a score of 20-14 before the Eagles would rally. Georgia Southern (18-3, 6-1) would tie the set at 22 before getting the win with a score of 25-23.
The second set began with tied score of six before Appalachian would score four straight points to take the 10-6 lead. The Mountaineers would not give up the lead for the rest of the set, continuing to score for a dominating 25-15 second set win.
A competitive third set would feature 18 tied scores and seven lead changes. With the score tied at 23, the Eagles would pull out the win with a score of 25-23.
The Mountaineers would take an early 6-3 lead in the fourth set, but the Eagles would fight back and take an 11-8 lead. After a Mountaineer rally to lead 24-21, it would look like App State would take the set, but Georgia Southern was able to find its way back, winning the fourth 26-24.
The fifth set would be a nail-biter as it featured six tied scores. The Black and Gold found a 13-9 lead before the Eagles would call a timeout. Georgia Southern would return from the break and score six straight points to take the fifth set 15-13 and win the match 3-2.
Lindsey Sauls led the Apps offensively with a season-high of 17 kills. Jess Keller followed, tallying 11 kills for the Mountaineers.
Paige Brown recorded 52 assists on the match as Meghan Mahoney notched a match-high 26 digs.
Jamie DeRatt and Katie Bange led Georgia Southern in kills with 16 and 14, respectively. Katerlin Minnerly tallied 52 assists and Kym Coley pulled out five blocks for the Eagles.
Georgia Southern recorded a .248 hitting percentage on the night, while the Mountaineers hit a .213 percentage. The Eagles led the match in blocks with 12 to Appalachian's five.
The Mountaineers will return to action tomorrow against The Citadel at 6 p.m. in the Holmes Center.
Women’s Soccer Draws Wofford in 2OT, 0-0
Appalachian State University women’s soccer played to a two overtime 0-0 draw against the Wofford Terriers on Friday evening.
The Mountaineers (6-5-3, 3-1-3) played a lot of the game in Terrier territory and in the 110 minutes snapped off 16 shots to the Terrier’s seven. Wofford (6-3-4, 2-1-3) put two of its seven shots on target. Appalachian had four shots on goal in the match. Holz led both teams in shots with six, including one on goal.
App State had two tremendous opportunities in the game. In regulation, Jane Cline (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) was able to break the ball free of Kimberly Cohn’s grasp, but had a tough angle on the shot and couldn’t connect. Then in the second overtime Julia Holz (Marietta, Ga./Walton) had a chance to put one past Cohn, but it wouldn’t work out in the favor of the Mountaineers.
Cohn got the start for Wofford and made four saves on the night earning the shutout. Megan Roberson (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) started for Sarah Strickland’s squad and made two saves while earning her second clean sheet of the 2013 campaign.
The Mountaineers generated 10 corner kicks with the best chance coming off a Sam Neill (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) kick that connected with Amy Werdine’s (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant) head but couldn’t direct it on goal.
Appalachian will return to action on Sunday when they host Furman for Senior Day. Kick off is set for 2 p.m. with Senior festivities taking place before kick off.
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