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Monday, 21 October 2013 07:53

Women's Soccer Ties Furman On Senior Day


Appalachian State University women’s soccer picked up a draw against Furman 0-0 on Sunday afternoon. The Mountaineers (6-5-4, 3-1-4) honored their seniors before the game. Those honored

were Jordan Hatton (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Prep), Jamie Lockie (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier), Sam Neill (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central), Sonia Sanchez (Houston, Texas/Houston Christian), Jordan Vezina (Cary, N.C./Green Hope) and Amy Werdine (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant). Also honored was senior athletic trainer Hannah Daily.



For the second time in as many games this weekend the Mountaineers went into two overtimes and ended the game scoreless. Megan Roberson (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) got the start again for App State and earned her second clean sheet of the weekend and third of the season. Roberson made three saves on the day.


Furman (11-3-2, 5-1-1) started Rose Hull in net. Hull made four saves on the day for the Paladins, including a great chance off of the foot of Lockie who rocketed a shot on goal.


The match went through its moments of the ball being dominated by both teams in the opposition’s zone. Appalachian outshot Furman by a 15-14 tally, including a four to three advantage in shots on target.


Samantha Childress (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) led the Mountaineers in shots with four. Julia Holz (Marietta, Ga./Walton) and Neill followed with three shots a piece on the afternoon.


Both teams took four corner kicks and the Mountaineers edged the Paladins in fouls eight to seven. The game was about as even as you could get from both squads.


The Mountaineers will return to action on Friday when they travel to The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Kick off is set for 3 p.m.



App State Field Hockey Defeated By Penn



Appalachian State University field hockey was defeated 7-1 on Sunday afternoon by Penn at Ellen Vagelos Field. The Quakers were able to get on the board early, scoring one minute and 13 seconds into the match when a ball was played to the front of the goal and Elise Tilton was able to put it away.


Penn's Julie Tahan was able to score 15 minutes later off a rebounded shot to put the Quakers up 2-0. The Mountaineers responded a minute later off a penalty from Hanna French. Appalachian's Laura Malinoski found the net from the left side off an assist from Emily Knapp.


The Quakers would score once more before halftime from Tilton, finding a goal off a rebounded saved shot.Penn would continue to dominate in the second half, scoring four more times from Jasmine Cole, Emily Corcoran and Sunny Stirewalt to take the match from the Mountaineers 7-1.


The Mountaineers were able to manage only two shots on the match from Malinoski and Caroline Phillips. The Quakers saw shots from eight players on their roster, totaling 24 team shots on the match.


Sarah Anderson and Cristina Ceppi both saw playing time in goal for Appalachian, with Anderson recording 11 saves and Ceppi tallying two.


With the loss, the Black and Gold falls to a 2-13 overall record. The Mountaineers will return to the High Country for a match against conference opponent Radford on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m.



Mountaineers Wrap Up ITA Regionals



Appalachian State University men's tennis wrapped up play at the ITA Regional Championships over the weekend. The annual tournament, which brings in the top collegiate players from the states of North and South Carolina, is the largest of Appalachian's four fall tournaments.


Oliver Casey led the way for the Mountaineers by advancing to the second round of the tournament with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Wofford's Haris Poric before eventually falling by a 6-2, 6-4 final to Bruno Semenzato of Duke.


Sebastien King also had an impressive performance with a 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-1 win over East Carolina's Mario Martinez, but eventually fell to Hunter Harrington of Clemson by a 6-2, 6-2 score.


In other singles action, Zach Bost was eliminated on the first round by a 6-0, 6-0 score to North Carolina's Nelson Vick while Matt Saltsgaver suffered a 6-2, 6-4 first-round loss to Clemson's Daniel Strawn.


In double's play, the team of Bost/King lost to Winthrop's duo of Chase Altiere/Michael Chen (8-2) while Mountaineer duo of Casey/Jan-Willem Kleynhans were ousted by Clemson's team of Strawn/Christian Harris by an 8-5 final. The Mountaineers are off next week, but conclude play at the Winthrop Intercollegiate on Nov. 1.


The Appalachian State University women's tennis wrapped up its biggest tournament of the fall on Sunday at the ITA Regional Championships.


A total of four Mountaineers competed at the annual event, which draws the top collegiate players in the states of North and South Carolina.


The doubles team of Clare Cox and Brianna Armellino advanced to the Round of 32 with an 8-5 victory over the Gardner-Webb team of Ronia Hutterli and Jenny Lunde. Appalachian's duo eventually fell to South Carolina's Meghan Blevins and Brigit Foland by an 8-1 score.


App State's other doubles team of Mackenzie LaSure and Gabrielle Wreder automatically moved to the Round of 32 with a first-round bye, but were unable to overcome the Duke tandem of Marianne Jodoin and Alyssa Smith in an 8-1 loss.


In singles action, Cox dropped her first-round match in the main event draw to Ani Miao of Clemson by a score of 6-1, 6-3 while Armellino fell to East Carolina's Michelle Castro (6-0, 6-4) while Wreder was ousted by Campbell's Anna Ortiz (2-6, 6-1, 6-2).


Appalachian is off next weekend before it wraps up fall play at the ECU Invitational, which runs from Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Greenville, N.C.



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