|No Mercy, Mountaineers Blast Bulldogs|
|Written by Ben Winterrowd|
|Saturday, 26 October 2013 01:03|
After going 220 minutes last weekend without a goal the Appalachian State University women’s soccer team exploded for nine on Friday afternoon at The Citadel to win convincingly, 9-3.
The Mountaineers’ (7-5-4, 4-1-3) nine goals is the most in a game since scoring 11 on October 17, 2000 in an 11-0 rout of South Carolina State. The nine goals for Appalachian State is the second most goals scored in a game in the program’s 20 year history.
The Apps got the goal party started early when Merlin Beckwith (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams) put the first score of the game in the back of the net on an assist from Jane Cline (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) in the 10th minute of the game. The goal was Beckwith’s second goal of the season. Shortly thereafter in the 13th minute, Julia Holz (Marietta, Ga./Walton) would strike on her seventh goal of the season on the second assist of the game for Cline and her fifth assist of the season. The seventh goal for Holz puts her at 20 in her career and ties her for fourth place all-time in career goals in program history.
Three minutes later in the 16th minute Samantha Childress (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) would unload on her ninth of the season with the third assist of the year credited to Sam Neill (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central). Then in the 22nd minute, Jenna Caudle (Middletown, Md./Middletown) connected on her first goal of the season on an unassisted breakaway to beat Naomi Carter to extend App’s lead to 4-0. Carter got the start for The Citadel and made seven saves allowing seven goals before being relieved by Sam Millspaugh who would make two saves and allow two goals in her 23 minutes of work.
The Citadel (5-9-2, 3-6-0) would score its first goal when Ana Mesa put one past Megan Roberson (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) in the 24th minute of the game. Roberson received the start for Sarah Strickland’s squad and made four saves allowing two goals in 60 minutes of work. Amy Kolowsky (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley) came on and played the last 30 minutes for the Mountaineers and made one save allowing one goal.
In the 35th minute Caudle would connect on her second goal of the game and of the season with an assist from Jamie Lockie (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier) to give Appalachian a four goal advantage heading into halftime leading 5-1.
Childress would blast her 10th goal of the season in the 52nd minute of the game with an assist from Julia Holz. Both Holz and Childress are tied for the team lead with 20 points each this season, which puts both seventh all-time for points in a season. The 10th goal for Childress ties her for second all-time in program history for goals in a season and in a tie for seventh all-time with 15 in her career. The record belongs to Casey Cleary who scored 11 in 2005. The sixth assist for Holz puts her in a tie for fourth all-time for assists in a season and 10th all-time with eight in her career.
20 seconds after the Childress goal, Beckwith netted her second goal of the game and third of the season on the second assist of the game from Neill.
Lea Raedle scored Bulldogs second goal in the 60th minute off of an assist from Ilana Green. The Mountaineer’s answered that goal in the 74th minute when Kate Ward (Atlanta, Ga./St. Pius X Catholic) scored her first goal of the season with an assist from Grace McCall (Cary, N.C./Apex). The Citadel got their third and final goal of the game in the 77th minute when Montana Hinson scored unassisted to make it 8-3 in favor of the Mountaineers.
In the 90th minute and with 30 seconds left in the game, Amy Werdine (Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant) put away her first goal of the game on the second assist of the game by McCall. The Mountaineers outshot the Bulldogs 24-15 in the game. Of the 24 shots, App State put 18 on target in the match. The Citadel took seven corners to Appalachian’s three.
App State is back in action on Sunday when they travel to Florence, S.C. for a non conference match at Francis Marion. Kick off is set for 2 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Jenna Caudle, ASU Athletics
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