In the only exhibition before the regular season, Appalachian State University women’s soccer played to a 1-1 draw against ETSU on Thursday evening at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.
App was the aggressor all evening against the Bucs with nine shots on goal and 17 shot attempts compared to ETSU’s three shots on goal and four attempts. Lindsey Tully (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) led the way with seven shots, while three of her shots on goal were a team-high for the Black and Gold.
Six other Mountaineers were able to get a look at the net with Kat Greer (Cayce, S.C./Brookland Cayce) pulling multiple shots at the goal. With 13:03 on the clock, Sharon Osterbind (Jacksonville, Ala./Jacksonville) found Greer for the first score of the game, giving App a 1-0 advantage.
ETSU later tied up the contest in the second period, which would be the last tally of the match. Appalachian had numerous chances to get one on the board, but couldn’t capitalize.
All three of the Mountaineers’ goalkeepers played 30 minutes in each period. Lauren Burke (Mableton, Ga./Whitefield Acadmey) mustered up a pair of saves while Taylor Ray (Indian Trail, N.C./Porter Ridge) and Sam Steyl (Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell) each put up zeros on the scoreboard.
Appalachian played three, 30 minute periods this evening as opposed to the traditional two, 45-minute halves followed by an 11-v-11 shootout. Head coach Sarah Strickland was able to get a good look at her lineup playing 25 student-athletes.
The Mountaineers now have a week to prepare for their season opener at Ted Mack against High Point on Friday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m.