App State Sports News.... (2018-08-18 15:12:50)

WSOC: High Point 4, App State 0

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Appalachian State University women's soccer (0-1) fell to a tough High Point (1-0) team, 4-0, on Friday evening at Vert Stadium.

The Mountaineers faced a formidable Panther squad that was picked to repeat as Big South champions this season while boasting a .746 win percentage at home since 2010.

App and HPU combined for 22 shots with nine of the shots on goal. HPU had five shots at the net while App did fire off four attempts on target. The difference was the Panthers capitalized on their opportunities. Despite the setback, the coaching staff saw some positives they can carry over into Sunday's 1 p.m. home opener against Campbell and what the team can improve on.

"Tonight was a tough night against a high-quality High Point team," head coach Sarah Strickland said. "High Point is a regular NCAA Tournament participant, and someone we always play early to evaluate where we need to improve. While we saw some positives tonight, we definitely saw a lot of specific areas we have to focus on. We look forward to training tomorrow and hosting Campbell on Sunday."

Appalachian had two opportunities late in the first period with Jessica Peters (Mooresville, N.C./Mooresville) firing away a shot to the net at 36', while Tess Cairney's (Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley) header seven minutes later was saved by the HPU goalkeeper. With the score at a 0-0 deadlock in the first 43 minutes of the contest, the Panthers struck first to take a 1-0 lead going into the break.

Following a second goal from the Panthers, Jamie Palermo (Chapel Hill, N.C./Northwood) gave App its third attempt at a goal and a chance to get on the board but was saved by Talia Klimes. HPU would tack on two more goals to put the game away.

Taylor Ray (Indian Trail, N.C./Porter Ridge) earned the nod in the net playing all 90 minutes. Four other Mountaineers played all 90 minutes in Alexa Asher (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook), Jessica Easley (Waxhaw, N.C./Marvin Ridge), Emmily Cowie (Davidson, N.C./W.A. Hough) and Kristin Brown (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman). Earning their first-career start was sophomore Mary Perkins (Huntersville, N.C./Cox Mill). Molly Niewald (West End, N.C./Pinecrest) also recorded the first start of her collegiate career. She's the first freshman since Lauren Burke registered her first-career start last season.

VB: Mountaineers Top Wake Forest in Exhibition

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Appalachian State volleyball posted a 4-1 victory over ACC foe Wake Forest in an exhibition contest on Friday afternoon.

The two teams had agreed to play five sets prior to the match.

"I thought we played really well," said head coach Matt Ginipro. "We were able to play everyone and mix up our lineups to get some different looks."

The Mountaineers captured a tight first set 25-23 and carried the momentum into the second frame, winning the set 25-19.

Wake Forest would win the third set 25-19, but the Black and Gold came right back to grab set four by a 27-25 count. Appalachian closed out the exhibition by winning the final set 19-17.

"Our freshman were phenomenal," added Ginipro. "At one point, we played them all in the fourth set and they played great together. Everything that we have worked on as a team in the preseason showed up on the court today. It was nice to see all our hard work be on display against another opponent."

Appalachian State will practice for the upcoming week before opening the 2018 season on Aug. 24 at 4:30 p.m. against The Citadel at the UNC Asheville Tournament. The Mountaineers will also take on Coppin State on Aug. 25 at 12:30 p.m. and host UNC Asheville at 6:30 p.m.

Streaming Schedule for Fall Sports Announced

BOONE, N.C. – With another school year right around the corner, Appalachian State has announced the streaming schedule for the fall sports season.

The schedule is now available for all regular season home men's soccer, women's soccer, volleyball and football contests.

The men's soccer schedule features seven home matches, with six being broadcast on and one contest on Oct. 23 against Presbyterian on ESPN3.

Women's soccer will play nine matches in Boone in 2018, with seven matches broadcast on and the Sept. 8 match versus Radford and the Oct. 12 match against Georgia State appearing on ESPN3.

Volleyball features seven matches on ESPN3 and five on during their 12-game home schedule. ESPN3 broadcasts include Sept. 1 against Clemson and Mississippi State, Oct. 7 versus Arkansas State, Oct. 26 versus South Alabama, Oct. 28 against Troy, Nov. 2 against Georgia State and Nov. 4 versus Georgia Southern.

Football's home games will be broadcast across various platforms of ESPN, with the Sept. 15 home opener versus Southern Miss on ESPN+.

Men's Soccer
Date Opponent Platform
Sept. 1 VMI
Sept. 3 Belmont
Sept. 16 Bradley
Sept. 22 ULM
Oct. 6 Georgia State
Oct. 23 Presbyterian ESPN3
Nov. 3 Howard

Women's Soccer
Date Opponent Platform
Aug. 19 Campbell
Aug. 31 S.C. State
Sept. 2 Gardner-Webb
Sept. 6 North Florida
Sept. 8 Radford ESPN3
Sept. 14 South Alabama
Sept. 16 Little Rock
Oct. 5 Texas State
Oct. 7 Louisiana
Oct. 12 Georgia State ESPN3

Date Opponent Platform
Aug. 31 Davidson
Sept. 1 Clemson ESPN3
Sept. 1 Mississippi State ESPN3
Sept. 28 ULM
Sept. 30 Louisiana
Oct. 5 Little Rock
Oct. 7 Arkansas State ESPN3
Oct. 19 Coastal Carolina
Oct. 26 South Alabama ESPN3
Oct. 28 Troy ESPN3
Nov. 2 Georgia State ESPN3
Nov. 4 Georgia Southern ESPN3