BOONE, N.C. - App State field hockey closed the 2021 spring season with a 1-0 defensive-battle loss to Longwood Saturday.

Only 11 shots were recorded in Saturday's soggy matchup, eight by Longwood and three from App State. Longwood's eventual game-winning goal from Karly Harwood was produced off a corner four minutes into the third period. 

Anna SmarrelliVeerle Van Heertum and Sydney Lee each officially recorded a shot for the Black and Gold. Offensively, the Mountaineers earned two corners Saturday but were unable to find the back of the cage to tie. 

Addie Clark kept the Mountaineers within striking distance all day long with five saves in goal. Friederike Stegen's defensive presence in the midfield also kept App State's senior day win hopes alive by recording her first defensive save of the year.

With the loss, App State finished the 2021 campaign 7-9 overall and 4-8 in Mid-American Conference play.