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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:42

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Edged Out by Anderson

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The Anderson Volleyball Team (9-2, 3-1) took down Lenoir-Rhyne (8-3, 2-2) in three sets Tuesday night in a South Atlantic Conference match at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.

The Trojans, winners of two straight, defeated the Bears by scores of 25-20, 25-21 and 28-26.

Anderson’s Shannon Gillespie (Fishers, Ind.) led the way with a match-high 14 kills to go along with 15 digs while Priscilla Irizarry (Lares, Puerto Rico) added 26 assists and 12 digs in the victory.

Lenoir-Rhyne was led by sophomore middle blocker Brooke Redmond (Statesville, N.C.) with 12 kills while senior outside hitter Haley Rhyne (Statesville, N.C.) added 10 kills but the Bears suffered their second straight loss.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior setter Briana Gottberg (Mooresville, N.C.) tallied another double-double – 33 assists and 12 digs – in the losing effort.

Lenoir-Rhyne also hit just .151 for the match compared to Anderson’s .276 hitting percentage. Hailey Pittman (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) totaled 12 kills as well for the Trojans.

Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home to face Lincoln Memorial in a South Atlantic Conference match on Friday night beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Appalachian State University field hockey fell 2-7 on the year after a 3-0 loss at No. 16 Wake Forest on Tuesday at Kentner Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Wake Forest scored twice in the first half. Karl Vicars sent a pass in the circle from the crest and it was deflected in by Brooks Doxey for her first goal of the season. The second goal came off a Mountaineer turnover. Rachel Hirsch stole a backpass and dribble one-on-one with the keeper and scored to make the score 2-0 at the end of the first half.

Fourteen minutes into the second half, all-ACC forward Anna Kozniuk scored her eighth goal of the season to give the Demon Deacons a 3-0 lead and to secure the victory.

Appalachian mustered only one shot in the game. Senior Dana Wetmore (Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom) recorded the shot for the Mountaineers with under two minutes in the first half, but the shot went wide. Goalkeeper Cristina Ceppi (Vienna, Va./James Madison) recorded five saves on the Demon Deacons 22 shots.

The Mountaineers will return to action on Friday facing William and Mary at Brandon and Erica M Adcock Field at Appalachian Field Hockey Stadium at 3 p.m., then playing host to Saint Joseph’s on Sunday at noon.

Appalachian State University men’s basketball revealed game times for all 12 of its regular-season home games on Tuesday.

Appalachian will face non-conference foes Hampton (Nov. 24) and Hofstra (Dec. 7) at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.

All of the Mountaineers’ Sun Belt Conference contests will be played as doubleheaders with the Appalachian State women’s basketball team. Men’s contests will start at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 3:30 p.m. on the weekends for all league contests. All women’s league games will start at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends.

Season tickets for Appalachian’s inaugural season in the Sun Belt can be purchased now by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 828-262-2079 or by ordering online at appstatesports.com/tickets. Single-game tickets will go on sale in early October.

For the most up-to-date game times, fans should visit appstatesports.com. All game times are subject to change per the potential for televised contests.

The Dec. 21 contest at Alabama will be televised on the SEC Network. No other television arrangements have been finalized. Fans can catch their first glimpse of the Mountaineers in an exhibiton with Lees-Mcrae at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6.

* - Sun Belt game
All times EASTERN and subject to change

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:06

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 9/22/14

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Northwestern Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 3
Freedom: 0

Hibriten: 3
South Caldwell: 1

Watauga: 3
St. Stephens: 1

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:05

High School Boys Soccer Results from Monday, 9/22/14

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North Piedmont Conference:
South Iredell: 5
Alexander Central: 3

Northwestern Conference:
Freedom: 2
Fred T. Foard: 0

Hibriten: 2
South Caldwell: 1

Hickory: 3
Patton: 2

Watauga: 3
St. Stephens: 0

Southern District 7:
East Lincoln: 9
Maiden: 0

Newton-Conover: 2
Bunker Hill: 0

West Caldwell: 4
Bandys: 2

Appalachian State University volleyball player Paige Brown has received her fourth-straight Sun Belt Setter of the Week honor, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

Brown led the Mountaineers to two Sun Belt wins this week as the Apps remain undefeated with a 13-0 record. In the sweep over Georgia Southern on Friday Brown notched 40 assists.

The junior setter helped the Apps get a victory over a tough Troy team on Sunday, recording 53 assists. Brown also found 11 digs and two block assists in the five-set win.

The Overland Park, Kan. native remains the nation's leader in assists so far this season, recording 12.52 per set.

The Mountaineers are now one of only nine teams in the country with an undefeated record. They are currently ranked 29th in AVCA Top 25 poll.

Appalachian will travel to Louisiana Lafayette this week to take on the Ragin Cajuns on Friday at 8 p.m. before returning home to host UALR at 12 p.m on Sunday.

Sun Belt Offensive Players of the Week
Sept. 1: Emily Corrigan, Appalachian State
Sept. 8: Emily Corrigan, Appalachian State
Sept. 15: Emily Corrigan, Appalachian State
Sept. 22: Edina Begic, UALR

Sun Belt Defensive Players of the Week
Sept. 1: Kiah Cheatham, Troy
Sept. 8: Caralee Dillard, UALR
Sept. 15: Abby Baker, South Alabama
Sept. 22: Markie Schaedig, Arkansas State

Sun Belt Setters of the Week
Sept. 1: Paige Brown, Appalachian State
Sept. 8: Paige Brown, Appalachian State
Sept. 15: Paige Brown, Appalachian State
Sept. 22: Paige Brown, Appalachian State

Sun Belt Freshmen of the Week
Sept. 1: Lauren Kirch, Texas State
Sept. 8: Drew Jones, Arkansas State
Sept. 15: Qiana Canete, UT Arlington
Sept. 22: Drew Jones, Arkansas State

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Ben Jones has been named the South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Player Of The Week, league officials announced today.

Jones, a senior midfielder from Dagenham, ENGLAND, scored a goal for the Bears in both matches last week including the game-winner in a 3-0 victory over South Atlantic Conference-rival Wingate at home last Saturday night.

Jones' goal against Wingate came just 14:08 into the match as the Bears defeated the Bulldogs for the second straight year.

Jones, who leads the team with seven total points this season, also scored the first goal of the match on Wednesday in a 3-2 overtime setback to Barton in Wilson, N.C.

Jones was a 2013 Second-Team All-South Atlantic Conference honoree after finishing first on the squad in goals scored (10) and total points (21).

Jones was an all-state selection as well for the Bears last fall.

Lenoir-Rhyne (2-3-1, 2-0) looks to remain unbeaten in South Atlantic Conference play when it travels to Hartsville, S.C., to take on Coker (0-4-2, 0-2) Wednesday beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Garcelle Alequine has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Player Of The Week, league officials announced this afternoon.

Alequine, a junior All-American midfielder from Wilmington, Del., totaled a pair of goals and an assist in leading the Bears to wins over Belmont Abbey (2-1) and Wingate (2-1 in double overtime) last Wednesday and Saturday, respectively, at home.

Alequine scored both goals in the victory over the Crusaders and assisted on the match-winner in the second overtime in the triumph against the Bulldogs. Wingate was picked to the win the regular season in the preseason poll.

Alequine, a 2013 First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference and All-Southeast Region honoree, currently leads the team in goals scored (four), assists (three) and total points (11).

Alequine also wins the award for the third time in her collegiate career with the Bears.

Lenoir-Rhyne (3-2-1, 2-0), winners of three straight matches, travels to Hartsville, S.C., to face Coker (2-4, 1-1) in a league contest on Wednesday beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, 21 September 2014 20:09

App State Field Hockey Falls to Ohio State

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Appalachian State University field hockey (2-6) ended its Ohio roadtrip, taking a 9-1 loss at the hands of Ohio State (3-4) on Sunday at Buckeye Varsity Field in Columbus.

The Mountaineers could not stop the Buckeyes surging offense. Maddy Humphrey scored three of Ohio State’s nine goals in the match, while Brooke Hiltz had four assists on the day. The Buckeyes scored three goals in the first half and six in the second half.

The Mountaineers got their first goal off a penalty corner in the second half. Senior Dana Wetmore (Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom) found junior Hanna French (Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood) to score the Apps only goal. Wetmore led the team in shots with two while French added the only other Mountaineer shot.

Appalachian conceded 23 shots to Ohio State and the Buckeyes earned 12 penalty corners on the day to the Mountaineers three. Cristina Ceppi (Vienna, Va./First Colonial) started in the net for the Mountaineers and earned four saves on the day.

The Mountaineers will travel back to North Carolina to face nationally-ranked Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Tuesday then returns home to host William & Mary on Friday and Saint Joseph’s on Sunday.

Appalachian State University volleyball took the match against Troy on Sunday afternoon in five sets, featuring scores of 25-20, 25-23, 17-25, 20-25 and 15-12.

The Mountaineers (13-0, 3-0 Sun Belt) won the first two sets, but the Trojans (9-6, 1-2 Sun Belt) would tie the match up, forcing it into five sets before the Apps got the win.

The first set began closely until Appalachian scored five-straight points to take a 12-8 lead. The Mountaineers continued to score, leading by at least three points for the rest of the set.

A kill from Emily Corrigan helped the Mountaineers to a 25-20 first set victory.

The Mountaineers immediately took control of the second set, jumping out to a 10-4 lead. After a Troy timeout the Trojans would begin to chip away at the lead, soon only trailing by two points, but Appalachian were able to find kills, taking a 21-16 lead.

The Trojans caught up toward the end of the set to trail 23-21 but the Mountaineets pulled off the second set win, 25-23.

Troy started the third set in control, taking an early 9-5 lead. Appalachian made several attack errors and were not able to catch up to the Trojans, never coming within more than four points for the rest of the set.

Troy took the third 25-17.

The Trojans once again began the fourth set with dominance, leading App with a score of 6-1. The Mountaineers were able to put some more points on the board, but not enough to keep up with the Trojans as they trailed 16-8.

The Mountaineers finally found kills to come within two points at the end of the set, but it was not enough as Troy took the fourth 25-20 and tied the match 2-2.

The Apps took a quick lead in the fifth and final set, but Troy was not going away, only trailing by one point for most of the set. With App leading 11-10 the Mountaineers took control, scoring four of the last six points to get the win 15-12 and win the match 3-2.

Corrigan led the team with 24 kills, while Lauren Gray followed with 13. Paige Brown had a great showing, assisting 52 kills in the win.

The Mountaineers had a great defensive match as Corrigan led with 24 digs. Meghan Mahoney and Kati Stammen each recorded 19 digs, a career high for Stammen. Olivia Loeffler recorded a career high of 18 digs, while Brown followed with 11.

The Trojans were led by Symone Shaw's 16 kills and Ali Dowdall's 25 digs.

The Mountaineers hit .129 on the match whle the Trojans hit .164. Each team tallied 11 blocks.

The Apps return to action when they travel to UL Lafayette next Friday for a 8 p.m. match.