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The No. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team (0-1-1) and Florida Southern (1-0-1) battled to a 1-1 tie Sunday afternoon on the road. The match was stopped with just over eight minutes left due to lightning.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior midfielder Emmi Dunn (Reading, Pa.) tied the score at one with a goal from 25 yards out at the 32:25 mark of the first half but neither team scored the rest of the way.

Florida Southern’s Kirra Rainbow (Melbourne, Fla.) opened the scoring with a penalty kick in the 29th minute of action before Dunn scored just under three minutes later.

Both goalkeepers, Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Andrea Leano (San Diego, Calif.) and Florida Southern’s Erin Moseley (Jacksonville, Fla.), allowed just one goal.

Leano made four saves while Moseley stopped three shots on the afternoon. The Bears held an 11-7 advantage in shots taken despite the tie.

Lenoir-Rhyne hosts USC Aiken in its home opener on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex. Florida Southern, faces Anderson on the road on Wednesday beginning at 5:00 p.m., as well in Anderson, S.C.

Appalachian State University field hockey (1-3, 0-1 NorPac) fell 3-1 to Rider on Sunday at the Brandon and Erica M Adcock Field at Appalachian Field Hockey Stadium despite a goal by senior Jordyn Warren (Allentown, Pa./William Allen) .

Rider (2-2, 0-0 MAAC) came out hot, scoring just 16 minutes into the game. Allison Baligian received the ball off junior Cristina Ceppi (Vienna, Va./James Madison) pads and was able to put it in the net. The Mountaineers capitalized with a Warren’s goal early in the second half to tie the game 1-1. That goal was Warren’s second of the season.

After a slow first half, Appalachian managed all eight shots in the second period in which three of them was in the last two minutes of the game. Senior Dana Wetmore (Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom) led the pack with three shots, while senior Laura Malinoski (Eastampton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional) added two. Ceppi got the start and played all 70 minutes earning seven saves in the match.

Carlie Spaeder led the charge for the Broncs firing five shots, four that were on goal, and scoring one. Rider used two goalies on the day. Hannah Isaacs played 43 minutes and picked up the win while Joelle Prettyman played 27 minutes to finish the game.

The Mountaineers will be back in action on Friday facing the visiting Dukes of James Madison at 3 p.m. at the Brandon and Erica M Adcock Field at Appalachian Field Hockey Stadium.

Sunday, 07 September 2014 22:21

App State Men's Soccer Falls to 11th Ranked UMBC

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Appalachian State University men’s soccer took on its second tough opponent in a row in the state of Maryland when they challenged No. 11 UMBC and fell 3-1 on Sunday.

“After the way we played against Navy, we came out got the first goal,” said head coach Matt Nelson. “We played much better and took the lead. Unfortunately, we switched off and conceded too soon afterwards and didn’t let the game resettle.”

Nelson continued, “Credit to UMBC, you can see why they are the 11th ranked team in the country. They have players that changed the game for them and we are still finding our way. We are definitely on the right path and if we can continue to improve, we are going to be where we want to be at the end of the year.”

The Mountaineers (0-3-1) struck first against the Retrievers in the 34th minute on Walker White’s (Frisco, Texas/Justin Wakeland) first career goal. The shot came off of a rebound from a Donovan Japp (Oakridge, N.C./Northwest Guilford) strike and White was able to bury in the bottom right corner of the frame.

The Retrievers tied it just one minute later in the 35th minute when Cormac Noel headed in a ball from Marquez Fernandez to even up the game at 1-1.

Both teams would go into halftime tied, but UMBC would strike early in the second half in the 49th minute on a Mamadou Kansaye shot from five yards out. Kansaye would score again for the Retrievers in the 89th minute to seal it.

Paul West (Apex, N.C./Apex) made three saves in the contest and faced 11 shots from the UMBC attack. App State managed five shots with two on goal. White, Japp, Patrick Harrow (Davidson, N.C./North Mecklenburg), Mason McCarter (Shelby, N.C./Shelby) and Jordan Melia (Bolton, England/Rivington and Blackrod) registered shots for App State.

The Mountaineers will return home next Friday, September 12th to host Presbyterian at 7:30 p.m. The game is the second part of a soccer doubleheader with the women’s team who will play Belmont at 4 p.m.

Sunday, 07 September 2014 22:08

Appalachian State Women's Soccer Falls to Marshall

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Appalachian State University women’s soccer fell to the Marshall Thundering Herd on Sunday afternoon, 2-1.

“We battled against a very dynamic Marshall offense today,” said head coach Sarah Strickland. “We created opportunities and had several players step in and impact the game. It is definitely the toughest non-conference scheduel we have ever face, but we know every match we are playing is preparing us to truly compete in the Sun Belt.”

The Mountaineers (2-3-0) played a scoreless first half with the Herd, but found themselves down 1-0 early in the second half.

In the 49th minute, Kristine Culicerto scored unassisted on a chip shot past goalkeeper Megan Roberson (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth). The junior Mountaineer goalkeeper made five saves in the contest.

Seven minutes later, the Herd made it a 2-0 lead in the 56th minute on a goal from Erin Simmons from eight yards out.

App State would get on the board with its only goal in the 82nd minute when Julia Holz (Marietta, Ga./Walton) netted her first goal of the season on a header from a Merlin Beckwith cross.

Marshall outshot Appalachian by a 17-12 tally. The Herd also created seven corner kicks to the Mountaineers’ five.

Sam Childress (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth), Kebrina Keys (Jefferson, N.C./Ashe County) and Erin Settle (Mooresville, N.C./Mooresville) led the Apps with two shots a piece. Of the 12 shots for App State, four were on goal.

The Mountaineers will return to the pitch on Friday, September 12 at 4 p.m. against Belmont. The game is part of a doubleheader with the men’s team who plays Presbyterian at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, 07 September 2014 21:55

CVCC Volleyball Wins Six Matches Over the Weekend

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Catawba Valley Region X Extravaganza
Friday, September 5 – Saturday, September 6, 2014

Catawba Valley Community College vs. Surry Community College
September 5, 2014

CVCC 3, Surry 0
25-15, 25-15, 25-19

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Aimee Cloninger 11, Anna Henderson 8, Rachel Anderson 7
Digs: Katelyn Houser 22, Aimee Cloninger 14, Rachel Anderson 13, Madison Pogue 9
Assists: Madison Pogue 26, Katelyn Houser 1
Aces: Aimee Cloninger 3, Madison Pogue 2, Hannah Griffin 2, Rachel Anderson 2
Blocks: Anna Henderson 2.5, Aimee Cloninger 1, Rachel Anderson 1

The Catawba Valley Red Hawks hosted Surry Community College for the first match of the two day Region X Extravaganza at 1:00 on Friday, September 5, 2014. The Red Hawks came out hot and won three straight sets 25-15, 25-15 and 25-19.
Leading the way in the kill category for Catawba Valley was Aimee Cloninger with 11 kills for the match, followed by Anna Henderson with 8 kills and Rachel Anderson with 7. Libero Katelyn Houser controlled the defense with 22 digs. Aimee Cloninger contributed 14 digs, Rachel Anderson had 13 digs and Madison Pogue added 9 digs against the Surry Knights. Madison Pogue ran the offense with 26 assists for the match and also had 2 aces. Also dominating in the serving category was Aimee Cloninger with 3 aces and Hannah Griffin and Rachel Anderson who added 2 aces each. Anna Henderson had 2.5 blocks and Rachel Anderson and Aimee Cloninger added 1 block each.

The Red Hawks overall record is 6-2 and their conference record is 1-0.


Catawba Valley Community College vs. Davidson County Community College
September 5, 2014

CVCC 3, DCCC
25-8, 27-25, 25-18

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Aimee Cloninger 6, Anna Henderson 5, Taylor Offnick 4, Madison Pogue 4
Digs: Katie Ruff 9, Katelyn Houser 7, Montana Moore 7, Emily Horn 7
Assists: Madison Pogue 13, Kristen Moore 10
Aces: Aimee Cloninger 4
Blocks: Anna Henderson 2.5, Madison Pogue 1

Immediately after the CVCC – Surry match, the Red Hawks took on the Davidson County Community College Storm. The intensity from the previous match continued and Catawba Valley dominated the first set 25-8. The predominantly freshman line-up in the second set of the match pulled out a close 27-25 victory and the Red Hawks pushed to finish the final set 25-18. Again, Aimee Cloninger led in kills with 6 for the match followed by Anna Henderson with 5, and Taylor Offnick and Madison Pogue with 4 each. Katie Ruff controlled the defense with 9 digs, and Katelyn Houser, Montana Moore and Emily Horn all had 7 digs each. In the assists category Madison Pogue led the way with 13 and Kristen Moore added an impressive 10. Aces were led by Aimee Cloninger with 4. Anna Henderson and Madison Pogue had 2.5 and 1 blocks respectively.

The Red Hawks overall record is 7-2 and their conference record is 1-0.

Catawba Valley Community College vs. Brunswick Community College
September 5, 2014

CVCC 3, Brunswick 0
25-11, 25-19, 25-6

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Aimee Cloninger 6, Emily Horn 4, Anna Henderson 3, Taylor Offnick 3
Digs: Katelyn Houser 7, Aimee Cloninger 7, Liza Sipe 6
Assists: Madison Pogue 11
Aces: Madison Pogue 4, Montana Moore 4
Blocks: Anna Henderson 3.5, Emily Horn 1

In the final match of the night, CVCC played the Brunswick Community College Dolphins, winning in three straight sets 25-11, 25-19 and 25-6. Sharing kills were Aimee Cloninger with 6, Emily Horn with 4, and Anna Henderson and Taylor Offnick with 3 each. Katelyn Houser and Aimee Cloninger had 7 digs each for the match and Liza Sipe added 6. Madison Pogue led in assists and aces with 11 assists and 4 aces for the match. Montana Moore also had 4 aces against the BCC Dolphins. Anna Henderson posted 3.5 blocks for the match and Emily Horn added 1.
The Red Hawks overall record is 8-2 and their conference record is 2-0.

Catawba Valley Community College vs. Cape Fear Community College
September 6, 2014

CVCC 3, Cape Fear 0
25-17, 25-21, 25-13

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Aimee Cloninger 14, Rachel Anderson 8, Emily Horn 6, Anna Henderson 5
Digs: Katelyn Houser 25, Aimee Cloninger 11, Madison Pogue 7
Assists: Madison Pogue 26
Aces: Aimee Cloninger 3, Rachel Anderson 2, Katelyn Houser 2, Montana Moore 2
Blocks: Anna Henderson 2, Rachel Anderson 1.5, Tiffany Brooks 1.5, Emily Horn 1.5

In the second day of the Region X Extravaganza competition, the Catawba Valley Red Hawks took on conference rival Cape Fear for a 10:30 match. The Red Hawks set the tempo early in the match and maintained control to sweep the CFCC Sea Devils 25-17, 25-21 and 25-13. Leading the way for the Lady Red Hawks was sophomore powerhouse Aimee Cloninger who posted 14 kills, 11 digs and 3 aces for the match. Also contributing in the kill category was Rachel Anderson with 8 kills, Emily Horn with 6 kills and Anna Henderson with 5. Libero Katelyn Houser had 25 digs for the match and also aced 2 serves along with teammates Rachel Anderson and Montana Moore. The blocking game was strong for CVCC with Anna Henderson leading the way with 2 total blocks. Rachel Anderson, Tiffany Brooks and Emily Horn all added 1.5 total blocks each.

The Red Hawks overall record is 9-2 and their conference record is 3-0.

Catawba Valley Community College vs. Pitt Community College
September 6, 2014

CVCC 3, Pitt 0
25-22, 25-22, 25-15

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Aimee Cloninger 11, Anna Henderson 8, Tiffany Brooks 6
Digs: Aimee Cloninger 12, Katelyn Houser 11, Rachel Anderson 10
Assists: Madison Pogue 26, Kristen Moore 10
Aces: Hannah Griffin 2, Aimee Cloninger 1
Blocks: Anna Henderson 1, Madison Steed 1

The Lady Red Hawks lost focus as they faced Pitt Community College in a Saturday afternoon match-up. Sloppy play and unforced errors almost cost Catawba Valley the first and second sets of the match, but they cleaned up play to win in three 25-22, 25-22 and 25-15. Kills were led by Aimee Cloninger who posted 11 for the match. Anna Henderson had 8 kills and Tiffany Brooks added 6. Aimee Cloninger also led in the dig category with 12 followed by Katelyn Houser with 11 digs and Rachel Anderson with 10. Madison Pogue and Kristen Moore shared assists with 26 and 10 respectively. Hannah Griffin’s serve was hot and she aced 2 for the match. Madison Steed and Anna Henderson each had a block for the match.

The Red Hawks overall record is 10-2 and their conference record is 4-0.

Catawba Valley Community College vs. Wake Tech Community College
September 6, 2014

CVCC 3, Wake Tech 0
25-23, 25-17, 25-16

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Aimee Cloninger 11, Anna Henderson 9, Rachel Anderson 5, Tiffany Brooks 5
Digs: Katelyn Houser 15, Madison Pogue 10, Aimee Cloninger 6, Rachel Anderson 6, Montana Moore 6
Assists: Madison Pogue 26
Aces: Katelyn Houser 3, Aimee Cloninger 2, Lyndsey Detter 2
Blocks: Anna Henderson 1.5, Madison Pogue 1

In their last match of the Region X Extravaganza, Catawba Valley faced the Wake Tech Eagles. CVCC started off slow, but rallied from behind to win the first set 25-23. In the second and third sets, The Lady Red Hawks stepped up their game to win 25-17 and 25-16. Sophomore captains Aimee Cloninger and Anna Henderson led the offensive game for the Red Hawks with 11 and 9 kills respectively with the help of their co-captain Madison Pogue who put up 26 assists for the match. Rachel Anderson and Tiffany Brooks also contributed offensively with 5 kills each. In the dig category Katelyn Houser led the way with 15 digs for the match and also led in aces with 3. Madison Pogue offered 10 digs and Aimee Cloninger, Rachel Anderson and Montana Moore all had 6 digs each.

The Red Hawks overall record is 11-2 and their conference record is 5-0.

Catawba Valley is home again on Tuesday, September 9th against NJCAA Division 1 competitor Spartanburg Methodist College at 6:00.

Hickory Motor Speedway
Unofficial Race Results for 9/6/2014

4-Cylinders - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 98P Chase Pollard Taylorsville, NC
2 99 Matthew Elledge Statesville, NC
3 00G Eddie Gilbert Newton, NC
4 98 Rob Lewis Morganton, NC
5 6T Rodney Trivette Newton, NC
6 28T Dennis Trivette Newton, NC
7 17 Curtis Pardue Hickory, NC

4-Cylinders - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 98P Chase Pollard Taylorsville, NC
2 28T Dennis Trivette Newton, NC
3 99 Matthew Elledge Statesville, NC
4 00G Eddie Gilbert Newton, NC
5 6T Rodney Trivette Newton, NC
6 98 Rob Lewis Morganton, NC
7 17 Curtis Pardue Hickory, NC

Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 9 William Byron Charlotte, NC
2 51C Christopher Bell Mooresville, NC
3 25 Matt Piercy Conover, NC
4 88B Josh Berry Hendersonville, TN
5 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC
6 75H Landon Huffman Claremont, NC
7 5H Bret Holmes Munford, AL
8 12B Annabeth Barnes Hiddenite, NC
9 00 Shane Lee Newton, NC
10 4P Kyle Plott Marietta, GA
11 44 Dillon Bassett Winston Salem, NC DQ

Late Model - Twin I
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 9 William Byron Charlotte, NC
2 44 Dillon Bassett Winston Salem, NC
3 88B Josh Berry Hendersonville, TN
4 25 Matt Piercy Conover, NC
5 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC
6 5H Bret Holmes Munford, AL
7 75H Landon Huffman Claremont, NC
8 4P Kyle Plott Marietta, GA
9 12B Annabeth Barnes Hiddenite, NC
10 00 Shane Lee Newton, NC
11 51C Christopher Bell Mooresville, NC DQ

Late Model - Twin II
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 88B Josh Berry Hendersonville, TN
2 44 Dillon Bassett Winston Salem, NC
3 9 William Byron Charlotte, NC
4 25 Matt Piercy Conover, NC
5 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC
6 75H Landon Huffman Claremont, NC
7 5H Bret Holmes Munford, AL
8 4P Kyle Plott Marietta, GA
9 00 Shane Lee Newton, NC
10 12B Annabeth Barnes Hiddenite, NC
11 51C Christopher Bell Mooresville, NC

Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
2 19M Kyle Moon Mount Ulla, NC
3 21X Roger Pitts II Hickory, NC
4 7S Taylor Stricklin Mount Ulla, NC
5 8Z Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC
6 18 Casey Pierce Lenoir, NC
7 1B Trent Barnes Whiteford, MD
8 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
9 09R Ryan Morris Honey Brook, PA
10 25 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC
11 09B Ryan Bennett Crownsville, MD
12 14A Akinori Ogata Mooresville, NC
13 43 Greg Wise Candler, NC
14 5L Marcus Lambert Woodbridge, VA DQ
15 22 Dan Moore Conover, NC DNS
16 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC DQ

Limited Late Model - Twin I
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
2 19M Kyle Moon Mount Ulla, NC
3 7S Taylor Stricklin Mount Ulla, NC
4 18 Casey Pierce Lenoir, NC
5 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
6 09R Ryan Morris Honey Brook, PA
7 1B Trent Barnes Whiteford, MD
8 8Z Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC
9 22 Dan Moore Conover, NC
10 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
11 21X Roger Pitts II Hickory, NC
12 25 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC
13 09B Ryan Bennett Crownsville, MD
14 14A Akinori Ogata Mooresville, NC
15 43 Greg Wise Candler, NC
16 5L Marcus Lambert Woodbridge, VA

Limited Late Model - Twin II
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
2 8Z Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC
3 1B Trent Barnes Whiteford, MD
4 21X Roger Pitts II Hickory, NC
5 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
6 09B Ryan Bennett Crownsville, MD
7 18 Casey Pierce Lenoir, NC
8 14A Akinori Ogata Mooresville, NC
9 19M Kyle Moon Mount Ulla, NC
10 43 Greg Wise Candler, NC
11 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
12 22 Dan Moore Conover, NC
13 09R Ryan Morris Honey Brook, PA
14 25 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC
15 7S Taylor Stricklin Mount Ulla, NC
16 5L Marcus Lambert Woodbridge, VA DNS

Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 10T Kevin Townsend Lenoir, NC
2 32L Gary Ledbetter Thomasville, NC
3 3P Chase Pollard Taylorsville, NC
4 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
5 31 Wayne Edwards Denver, NC
6 52 Don Machutta Mooresville, NC
7 03 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
8 2 Larry Mosher Taylorsville, NC
9 33 Mark Whitten Gastonia, NC
10 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
11 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
12 16 Carroll McKinney Hildebran, NC
13 10 Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC
14 1 David Snyder Cleveland, NC
15 7R Kenneth Roberts Hickory, NC DQ
16 74 Kim Smith Lincolnton, NC DNS

Street Stocks - Twin I
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 10T Kevin Townsend Lenoir, NC
2 32L Gary Ledbetter Thomasville, NC
3 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
4 2 Larry Mosher Taylorsville, NC
5 3P Chase Pollard Taylorsville, NC
6 31 Wayne Edwards Denver, NC
7 52 Don Machutta Mooresville, NC
8 03 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
9 33 Mark Whitten Gastonia, NC
10 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
11 7R Kenneth Roberts Hickory, NC
12 16 Carroll McKinney Hildebran, NC
13 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
14 10 Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC
15 1 David Snyder Cleveland, NC
16 74 Kim Smith Lincolnton, NC

Street Stocks - Twin II
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 10T Kevin Townsend Lenoir, NC
2 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
3 32L Gary Ledbetter Thomasville, NC
4 2 Larry Mosher Taylorsville, NC
5 31 Wayne Edwards Denver, NC
6 52 Don Machutta Mooresville, NC
7 03 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
8 33 Mark Whitten Gastonia, NC
9 16 Carroll McKinney Hildebran, NC
10 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
11 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
12 1 David Snyder Cleveland, NC
13 10 Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC
14 74 Kim Smith Lincolnton, NC
15 7R Kenneth Roberts Hickory, NC DNS
16 3P Chase Pollard Taylorsville, NC DNS

Sunday, 07 September 2014 21:37

Appalachian State Football Rolls Over Campbell

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Simms McElfresh (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian), Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) and Ricky Fergerson (Fuquay-Varina, N.C./Fuquay-Varina) each scored two touchdowns and Appalachian State University football opened the home portion of its 2014 schedule with its largest win in 73 years, a 66-0 triumph over Campbell on Saturday evening at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Appalachian State’s 66-point margin of victory was the fourth-largest in school history and the largest since the Mountaineers blanked Arkansas-Monticello, 67-0, on Sept. 27, 1941. Appalachian’s 66 points were the seventh-most in program history and its most since it hammered Wofford, 70-24, on Oct. 31, 2008.

App State (1-1) led 10-0 after one quarter but scored five touchdowns in the second period to grab a commanding 45-0 halftime lead.

The Mountaineers’ 35-point second quarter included a stretch of three touchdowns in 3:41 and four scores in 7:43 and was highlighted by a 52-yard interception return by Doug Middleton (Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland).

A severe storm that passed through the Boone area near the end of halftime delayed the start of the second half by 52 minutes but the Mountaineers found the end zone three times in their first five possessions after the break to close out the rout.

Appalachian State outgained Campbell (0-2), 538-95, and forced four turnovers in its first shutout since in blanked Mars Hill, 41-0, on Sept. 16, 2006.

Cox led the Mountaineers’ offensive outburst by rushing for 114 yards and two touchdowns (both from two yards out) on 20 carries. The 100-yard game was the seventh in 11 career starts for the sophomore Doak Walker Award candidate, who did not start last Saturday’s season opener at Michigan after missing much of preseason camp with a lower-body injury.

Cox’s effort was augmented by three Mountaineers who averaged at least six yards a rush — quarterback Taylor Lamb (Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun), who ran for 68 yards on five carries (13.6 avg.), Fergerson, who had 48 yards and two scores (11 and seven yards) on eight carries (6.0 avg.) and Terrence Upshaw (Duluth, Ga./Northview), who amassed 41 yards and a 10-yard touchdown on just four carries (10.2 avg.).

Kameron Bryant (Cary, N.C./Panther Creek) led the way through the air, throwing for 149 yards and two touchdowns on 10-of-17 passing. Lamb added 94 yards and a touchdown on 5-of-10 passing.

McElfresh led all receivers with five catches for 81 yards, including his touchdown receptions of 12 and 39 yards. Tight end Barrett Burns (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) added 43 yards on two catches, including a 21-yard touchdown.

Defensively, the Mountaineers racked up two sacks and seven tackles for loss in the shutout. Outside linebacker Rashaad Townes (Macon, Ga./Howard) led the squad with seven tackles while Joel Ross (Damascus, Md./Damascus) and Stephen Machanic (Summerfield, N.C./Northern Guilford) added interceptions to go along with Middleton’s.

Thanks in large part to App State’s stout defensive effort, the Mountaineers’ offense had an average starting field position at its own 49 yard line.

Next week, Appalachian State enjoys its first of two byes this fall before returning to action on Sept. 20 at Conference USA’s Southern Miss. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Miss.

NOTES: Appalachian State moved to 62-20-2 (.750) all-time in home openers with its 12th win in its last 14 lid-lifters at Kidd Brewer Stadium ... the Mountaineers moved to 2-0 all-time versus Campbell in the schools’ first gridiron meeting since Sept. 19, 1931 (a 20-6 Appalachian win) ... App State moved to 34-1 in its last 35 home games against in-state opponents ... the shutout was Appalachian’s 18th all-time in a home opener but its first since it blanked North Carolina A&T, 45-0, on Sept. 17, 1994 ... the Mountaineers’ 45 first-half points were the most that they scored in an opening half since they led Western Carolina, 45-21, at halftime of a 79-35 win on Nov. 10, 2007 ... Appalachian State avoided having consecutive 0-2 starts for the first time since 1992-93 and losing consecutive home openers for the first time since 1982-83 ... Appalachian committed its first turnover of the season late in the third quarter when Bryan was intercepted by Campbell’s Isaac Scott ... McElfresh’s two-touchdown game was the first of his career ... Fergerson’s touchdowns were the first of his career ... Upshaw’s touchdown run and Lamb’s touchdown pass were career firsts ... the attendance of 25,861 marked the 52nd time in its last 53 regular-season games that Appalachian State played in front of a crowd larger than the official seating capacity at Kidd Brewer Stadium (which is currently 23,150).

Saturday, 06 September 2014 21:51

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Take Two at Queens Invitational

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team improved to 3-1 on the season after defeating both Limestone (3-1) and Montevallo (3-2) Saturday on the final day of the Queens Invitational at the Levine Center and Curry Arena.

Lenoir-Rhyne 3, Limestone 1
The Bears prevailed over the Saints by scores of 20-25, 25-22, 25-18 and 25-18.

Lenoir-Rhyne 3, Montevallo 2
The Bears made it three wins in a row with a 3-2 triumph over Montevallo. Lenoir-Rhyne won by scores of 18-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-9 and 15-9.

Lenoir-Rhyne returns to action next Friday in the Hughston Clinic Invitational in Columbus, Ga. The Bears will first face Pfeiffer at 7:00 p.m. Columbus State University will serve as the host institution.

Appalachian State University volleyball defeated no. 24 ranked Louisville on Saturday morning, 3-1, featuring sets with scores of 25-19, 19-25, 25-21 and 25-21.

The Mountaineers (7-0) continue to be undefeated after shocking the Cardinals (3-2) by winning the match in four sets and taking the title in Louisville's Active Ankle Challenge.

Appalachian started the match with energy, immediately taking a 11-5 lead over the Cardinals. Louisville quickly regained composure though, scoring seven of the next ten points to come within two of the Mountaineers. The rest of the set would be a close one, but App State's hitters took control, finding kills from Lauren Gray, Emily Corrigan, Sloan Evans and Jess Keller to close out the first set, 25-19.

Louisville took the lead in the second set, making the score 6-3 and forcing the Mountaineers to take them seriously as they found several kills. After an Appalachian timeout while trailing 10-6, the Mountaineers scored three-straight points and eventually tied the score at 14.

The Cardinals continued to pull ahead by one or two points, but the Mountaineers did not go away, still only trailing by one point with the score 19-18. From there Louisville dominated, scoring six of the last seven points of the set to take the second, 25-19 and tie the match 1-1.

The Mountaineers came out for revenge in the third, scoring the first five points to lead 5-0. As App State began to pull away, Louisville found kills to come within just two points and make the score 10-8.

The Apps found kills from Corrigan, Gray and Hailey Kerr, while forcing multiple Louisville errors to lead 20-12, but Louisville was not done yet. The Cardinals went on a 5-2 run to make the score 22-17 and then scored four-straight points to trail 24-21. The Mountaineers were able to pull it out, finally scoring off a kill from Corrigan to take the third set, 25-21.

The Cardinals started the fourth set strong, going on a 6-1 run at the beginning of the set to lead 8-3. An Appalachian timeout turned the Apps around as the scored seven of the next eight points to lead, 10-9.

From there the score was tied nine different times. With the score 18-18, the Mountaineers began to pull ahead, finding a kill from Keller. App led 22-20, but Louisville once again pulled within one point to give the Mountaineers a scare. The Mountaineers reacted with control, recording another kill from Keller, a huge service ace from Olivia Loeffler and a kill from Corrigan to win the fourth 25-21 and take the match, 3-1.

Corrigan and Gray once again had impressive offensive performances for the Apps. Corrigan recorded 20 kills on the match, while Gray tallied a new career-high of 18, while also only making three errors for a .517 hitting percentage.

Keller was also big for the Mountaineers, notching 13 kills in the win. Paige Brown helped the Mountaineers by assisting a match-high of 54 kills. Meghan Mahoney and Loeffler led the team defensively with 13 and 10 digs, respectively.

Loeffler also tallied three service aces, while Keller and Kerr each notched four blocks.

Louisville was led by Maya McClendon's 21 kills and Roxanne McVey's 14 digs.

The Mountaineers posted a .303 hitting percentage, while holding the Cardinals to a .215 percentage. The Cardinals got the edge in team blocks, recording eight, as the Mountaineers had five.

Corrigan was named the tournament MVP for the second time this season. Brown and Gray were also named to the All-Tournament team.

The Mountaineers return to the High Country for a match against Presbyterian on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, 06 September 2014 19:33

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Game Delayed

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The Lenoir-Rhyne football season opener at Moretz Stadium has been delayed to a 9pm kickoff.

A severe storm blew through campus about a half hour before the 7pm scheduled kickoff, causing some damage in the Moretz Stadium press box. No injuries have been reported.