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Friday, 05 September 2014 23:20

High School Football Results from Friday, 9/5/14

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Bandys: 42
Chase: 7

Fred T. Foard: 49
Bunker Hill: 21

Freedom: 28
Burns: 14

Hibriten: 33
West Caldwell: 14

McDowell: 35
East Burke: 0

Newton-Conover: 46
Hickory: 21

Patton: 21
Draughn: 7

South Caldwell: 20
Alexander Central: 14

Maiden, St. Stephens

The Rollins Women’s Soccer Team (1-0), ranked No. 14 in NCAA Division II, defeated No. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne (0-1), 7-1, Friday evening in the 2014 season opener at Barker Family Stadium.

The Tars’ Paxton Sickler (Apopka, Fla.) and Nikki Haimes (Weston, Fla.) each scored twice en route to the convincing victory.

Lenoir-Rhyne finally got on the board when junior midfielder Alyssia Salinas (Wichita, Kan.) scored with five seconds remaining in the contest.

In goal, Rollins’ Mary Spring (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) earned the win after making two saves while Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Andrea Leano (San Diego, Calif.) suffered the loss. Leano made three saves on the night.

Lenoir-Rhyne faces Florida Southern in Lakeland, Fla., on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Rollins next hosts Georgia College on Sunday at Noon.

Appalachian State University accepted the resignation of women’s basketball head coach Darcie Vincent today.

“I thank the University and the Appalachian State family for the great experience I’ve had here,” Coach Vincent said. “And I wish the young women the best in the upcoming season.”

“I wish Coach Vincent the best in her future endeavors,” Appalachian State interim director of athletics Rick Beasley said. “Our full focus at this point is on the student-athletes in our women’s basketball program and giving them the best opportunity to continue to succeed on and off the court this season and beyond.”

An interim head coach will be named as soon as possible and a national search for a permanent replacement will begin immediately.

Vincent was 117-75 in six seasons at Appalachian State. Her teams won two Southern Conference regular-season championships (2011 and 2012).

Friday, 05 September 2014 23:14

Appalachian State Men's Soccer Blanked by Navy

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Appalachian State University men’s soccer fell to the Midshipmen on Friday, losing to Navy by a final score of 5-0.

"We played a very good Navy team tonight and they did an excellent job of putting their chances away," said head coach Matt Nelson. "We need to find a way to be competitive with teams like this that are some of the top teams in the country – that's our ultimate goal. We use this as a learning experience and move on to UMBC on Sunday. These games will make us better come conference play."

The Mountaineers (0-2-1) were able to tally just four shots all night long compared to Navy’s 22. Donovan Japp (Oakridge, N.C./Northwest Guilford), Stanley Broaden (Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley), Keegan Tanaka (Austin, Texas/James Bowie) and Alex Herbst (Apex, N.C./Apex) were credited with shots.

Navy totaled 10 shots on goal en route to the 5-0 victory. Thomas Shiba put Navy on the board first in the 21st minute on a shot from 12 yards out. Aubrey Jones tallied one in the 28th minute to extend the lead to 2-0.

Right before halftime, Navy would make it a three score lead after Geoff Fries finished one off of a cross into the box.

In the second half, Daniel Camuti scored in the 54th minute on a ball served in from the right side to make the score 4-0 in favor of Navy. The Midshipmen would cap its scoring in the 62nd minute when Alex Evans scored off of a tap from Jamie Dubyoski to extend the lead to 5-0.

Paul West (Apex, N.C./Apex) started in net and made five saves in the contest. Freshman Jake Chasteen (Blowing Rock, N.C./Watauga) earned the first playing time of his career and relieved West for nearly the last 16 minutes.

The Mountaineers will return to action on Sunday when they travel to Baltimore to face the No. 14 UMBC Retrievers. Kick off is set for 1 p.m.

Friday, 05 September 2014 23:13

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Splits Games to Open Season

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team (1-1) opened the 2014 season with a split Friday at the Queens Invitational at Curry Arena. Lenoir-Rhyne defeated GRU Augusta (3-1) before falling to Armstrong State by a score of 3-0.

Lenoir-Rhyne 3, GRU Augusta 1
The Bears opened the season with a 3-1 victory over the Jaguars by scores of 19-25, 25-15, 25-20 and 25-16.

Armstrong State 3, Lenoir-Rhyne 0
The Bears suffered their first loss of the year to the hands of the Pirates. Armstrong State, ranked No. 22 in NCAA Division II, defeated Lenoir-Rhyne, 25-22, 25-15 and 25-15.

Lenoir-Rhyne faces Limestone (10:30 a.m.) and Montevallo (12:45 p.m.) Saturday on the final day of the Queens Invitational.

Appalachian State University women’s soccer fell to Morehead State by a final score of 4-1 on Friday evening.

“We learned a lot tonight about ourselves and what we need to do to prepare over the next month,” said head coach Sarah Strickland. “The point of non-conference is to prepare for conference competition and we knew coming here that they were a great program that advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament last year. We will continue to work tomorrow and are looking forward to getting back on the field on Sunday.”

The Mountaineers (2-2-0) found themselves down 1-0 early on in the ninth minute when Jade Flory scored her fourth goal of the season to give the Eagles the early lead.

App State would tie the game at 1-1 in the 17th minute when Morgan Fancher (The Colony, Texas/The Colony) netted the equalizer for her first tally of the season and her career. Fancher was able to bury it from six yards out on a cross from Julia Holz (Marietta, Ga./Walton) who was credited with the assist.

Five minutes later in the 22nd minute, Morehead State would regain the lead on a Macy Cobb goal that came on a short pass in the box from Flory. Right before halftime the Eagles would make it 3-1 in the 37th minute when Angela Black finished off on a lead pass from Paige Weber and dribbled around Megan Roberson (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) for the tally.

Jade Flory would tally her second goal of the game late in the second half to extend the lead to 4-1 in favor of Morehead State on an assist from Angela Black.

The Eagles outshot the Mountaineers 18-11, but put just six on frame to the Apps’ five. Roberson started in net for Appalachian and made four saves in the contest. Holz and Sam Childress (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) led the team in shots with four and three shots, respectively.

The Mountaineers will return to action on Sunday when they travel to Huntington, W.Va. to face the Marshall Thundering Herd. Kick off is set for noon.

Friday, 05 September 2014 23:09

Appalachian State Sweeps Tennessee State

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Appalachian State University volleyball swept Tennessee State on Friday night in the Lousiville Active Ankle Challenge, featuring sets with scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-17.

The Mountaineers (6-0) quickly took a 4-0 lead over the Tigers (0-5) in the first set, thanks to two kills from Lauren Gray. After a Tennessee State time out the Tigers found two points but Appalachian continued to dominate, finding 10 of the next 13 points to lead 14-5.

Appalchian's Olivia Loeffler recorded the next five digs for the Mountaineers as they continued to find points, leading the tigers, 19-8. Tennessee State began to record kills, but there would not be enough time as the Mountaineers took the first set 25-16.

The second set began much closer as the beginning featured 10 tied scores. With the scored tied 11-11 Tennessee State found two points off Mountaineer errors. After coming back from an Appalachian time out the Mountaineers came back, tying the score at 15.

From there the Apps took control scoring 10 of the last 12 points to take the second set 25-17.

The Mountaineers came out in control in the third set, immediately jumping out to a 7-2 lead. After a three-point Tiger run the Apps really began to apply pressure, easily taking the third set 25-17 and winning the match, 3-0.

Emily Corrigan was once again the team's kill leader, recording 16 on the night. Gray added 11 of her own, while only committing three errors.

Paige Brown led the Mountaineers in assists with 37, while Corrigan was also the team leader in digs with 17.

Arijana Anderson and Naomi Wells led the Tigers, each recording eight kills.

The Mountaineers hit .253 on the night while holding the Tigers to just a .061 hitting percentage. Appalachian had 11.5 blocks to Tennessee State's five.

Appalachian will finish the Active Ankle Challenge tomorrow when they play no. 24 ranked Lousiville at 11 a.m.

Friday, 05 September 2014 23:08

Appalachian Field Hockey Falls in NorPac Opener

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The Appalachian State University field hockey team dropped its first conference match of the season 6-1 to the University of Pacific on Friday at the Chase Astroturf Field in Hanover, N.H.

The Mountaineers could not sustain the Tigers powerful offense, getting outshot 28-7 in the match. Ali Campos scored four goals in the match for the Tigers and senior Dana Wetmore (Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom) score Appalachian’s only goal.

Appalachian started the match strong, earning a corner eight minutes into the match. In a push-stop-shot off a corner by freshman Rebecca McLean, Wetmore was able to put the ball in the back of the net to give the Mountaineers the early lead.

Pacific scored the next six goals of the match.

Wetmore took four of Appalachian’s eight shots with two of them on goal. Cristina Ceppi played all 70 minutes in the net and secured six saves on the night. McLean added a defensive save for the Mountaineers.

Appalachian will return home on Sunday to face Rider at 1 p.m. at the Brandon and Erica M Adcock Field at Appalachian Field Hockey Stadium.

Friday, 05 September 2014 23:06

App State Volleyball Remains Perfect on Early Season

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Appalachian State University volleyball took down Cincinnati on Friday in their first match of the of the Lousiville Active Ankle Challenge, defeating the Bearcats 3-1 with sets with scores of 25-23, 26-28, 25-17 and 25-18.

The Mountaineers (5-0) scored the first point of the match but the rest of the first set would be a close one as the Bearcats (2-2) stayed within four points the entire set. Despite the Appalachian lead, the Bearcats did not back down, finally tying the score at 22.

Emily Corrigan polished off the first set, slamming down two-straight kills to help the Apps win 25-23. Corrigan immediately set the tone for what would be a strong offensive match for the Mountaineers as she recorded eight kills in the first set.

The Mountaineers seemed like they would easily take the second set as they jumped out to a 10-3 lead over Cincinnati. The Bearcats slowly began to chip away at the score, scoring 12 of the next 18 points to tie it up at 16.

Appalachian continued to pull away by one or two points, but the Bearcats would not go away, eventually tying the score at 24. With the score 26-26 the Mountaineers committed two errors to give the second set to the Bearcats, 28-26.

Cincinnati started the third set in the lead for the first time, but Appalachian quickly tied the score and pulled ahead, 6-5 after a kill from Corrigan. The Mountaineers scored seven of the next nine points to lead 13-7, but the Bearcats were hard to shake once again, pulling within one point.

From there the Apps finally took control of the set, scoring seven-straight points to lead 24-16. Cincinnati was able to record one kill, but the Mountaineers took the fourth 25-17 after a kill from Jess Keller to lead the match 2-1.

The fourth set featured seven tied scores at the beginning of the set until Appalachian pulled ahead by scoring six-straight points to make the score 14-8. The Mountaineers continued their domination, finding several kills to lead 21-12.

Just when the set seemed to be in Appalachian's grasp the Bearcats scored six-straight points, but the Mountaineers composed themselves to record a kill and force an error to win the fourth 25-18 and take the match 3-1.

Corrigan had one of the better offensive performances of her career, recording 27 kills, while Lauren Gray was also close to career-high, recording 17 kills.

Paige Brown led the team in assists (44) and digs (11) as Corrigan and Meghan Mahoney followed with 10 digs each.

The Bearcats were led by Emma Roberson's 19 kills and Jamie Netisingah's 14 digs.

The Mountaineers hit .221 on the match while Cincinnati hit .150. Appalachian notched 11 team blocks while the Bearcats had 10.

The Apps will play again at 5:30 p.m. where they will meet Tennessee State at Cardinal Arena.

Friday, 05 September 2014 07:08

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 9/4/14

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North Piedmont Conference:
Alexander Central: 3
Statesville: 2

Northwestern Conference:
Watauga: 3
Fred T. Foard: 1

Southern District 7:
Bandys: 3
East Lincoln: 0

Bunker Hill: 3
West Lincoln: 0

Lincolnton: 3
West Caldwell: 2

Maiden: 3
Newton-Conover: 2