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ASU Women’s Soccer Ties Elon PDF Print
Written by Ben Winterrowd   
Monday, 30 September 2013 07:35

Appalachian State University women’s soccer hosted Elon on Sunday afternoon and tied for the second time in conference play. The Mountaineers (3-4-2, 0-0-2) found themselves down early in the

game when Elon scored 41 seconds in. Chelsey Stark received a pass from the top of the box from Alexis de Groot and beat Megan Roberson going to her right to put the Phoenix up 1-0.

Roberson earned the start for App State making two saves and allowing three goals on the afternoon. The remaining of the first half would remain the same on the scoreboard with Elon taking a 1-0 lead into the locker room.

Jane Cline got things going offensively for App State netting her second goal of the season on a great ball played upfield by Logan White. Cline was able to settle and put it past Kate Murphy.

Murphy received the start for Elon and made four saves with three goals against. The Phoenix would answer Cline’s less than two minutes later when Jennifer McGorty tallied her fifth goal of the season on a corner kick sent into the box by Olivia Mackey.

With a 2-1 advantage, the Mountaineers would answer yet again. Cline found the net for the second time in the game and third time for the season. Cline had the ball at the top of the box making a move on her defender and  blasted the equalizing goal for App State to bring it to 2-2.

The see-saw battled continued when Elon took a 3-2 advantage when Angela Funari was able to deflect another corner kick from Olivia Mackey to give the Phoenix the lead.

It was then, in dramatic fashion, that the Mountaineers would tie the game with 50 seconds left. Merlin Beckwith scored her first goal of the season on a cross from Julia Holz. The remaining seconds would tick off and it would head to overtime. Both overtime periods did not see a goal from either team, but scoring chances were plentiful.

App State would outshoot Elon 12-8 on the day – including a 7-3 advantage in its three goal second half. Elon led in corner kicks 9-3 scoring twice off of the set pieces.

The Mountaineers return to action on Friday when they travel to Statesboro, Ga. to battle conference foe Georgia Southern. Kick off for that game is set for 7 p.m.


Photo Courtesy: Jane Cline, ASU Athletics

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