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Written by Staff Reports   
Monday, 28 October 2013 08:43

Mountaineers Down Catamounts in Three Sets

 

Appalachian State University volleyball dominated the match against Western Carolina on Sunday

evening, winning in three sets with scores of 25-22, 25-17 and 25-23.

 

 

The Catamounts took an early 2-0 lead in the first set before the Mountaineers could tie the set at eight. Appalachian would pull ahead for the rest of the set, winning 25-22.

 

The second set began with the Mountaineers taking a quick 9-2 lead. Despite the Catamounts pulling within 3 points to make the score 15-12, App State would find a comfortable win, taking the second set 25-17.

 

The third set would be a competitive one for both teams as the score was tied five different times. With the score tied at eight, Appalachian would pull ahead for good and take the third 25-23, winning the match 3-0.

 

Emily Corrigan had another productive match for the Mountaineers, recording 16 kills on the night. Lauren Gray also produced offensively, ending the match with 11 kills.

 

Paige Brown tallied a match high 43 assists, while Meghan Mahoney notched a match high 21 digs on the night.

 

The Mountaineers hit a dominating .314, while holding the Catamounts to a .235 attack percentage.

 

Appalachian will return to action on Nov. 1 when they travel to play SoCon opponent Elon at 7 p.m.

 

 

Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Francis Marion, 1-0

 

 

Appalachian State University women’s soccer played Francis Marion on the road Sunday just two days after it scored the second most goals in a single game in program history at The Citadel on Friday.

 

The Mountaineers (8-5-4) were on the road for a non-conference match with the Patriots and were victorious in a 1-0 final. Appalachian continued to play well in the shutout on Sunday in what could have otherwise thrown off the momentum being built in conference play in their push for a top seed in the tournament.

 

App State was able to get its only goal of the game – and the only goal needed – in the 52nd minute of the game when Merlin Beckwith (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams) sent in a cross from the left side of the box and Amber Miller (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Prep) was able to finish it off with a header goal. The goal for Miller was her first of the season, while the assist from Beckwith was her fifth of the year.

 

Starting in goal for the Mountaineers was junior Jordan Hatton (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Prep) and marks just the third start of Hatton’s career and the first of 2013. Hatton made three saves on the day and earned her second career clean sheet in the contest.

 

The Mountaineers outshot the Patriots on the day nine to eight, including six shots on goal to Francis Marion’s four. Appalachian held the edge in corner kicks four to three.

 

App State will return to action on Wednesday when it travels to Western Carolina for the final game of the season. Kick off is set for 7 p.m. from Cullowhee, N.C.

 

Field Hockey Drops Match on Senior Day

 

 

Appalachian State University field hockey dropped a 6-0 decision on Sunday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium against NorPac opponent Liberty.

 

The Mountaineers celebrated Senior Day on Sunday by recognizing senior forward Emily Knapp and senior goalkeeper Sarah Anderson.

 

The Flames came out strong in the first half, scoring twice in the first ten minutes with goals from Natalie Barr and Bethany Barr.

 

The Flames would score once more before halftime off the stick of Sarah Gipe with an assist from Helen Doolittle.

 

The second half would be no better for the Mountaineers as Liberty scored three minutes in from Erin Dombach into the left side of the goal.

 

The Flames scored two more times from Hannah Goldsborough and Abby Batdorf with no answer from Appalachian, to make the final score 6-0.

 

Jordyn Warren tallied a shot for the Mountaineers, while Liberty recorded 29 total shots on the match. App State notched one penalty corner in the match to the Flames' total of nine.

 

The Mountaineers will return to action next Friday for their last home match of the season against Longwood, slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.

  
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