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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

Thursday, 04 September 2014 23:04

Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Team Opens Season With Draw

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Team (0-0-1) tied Belmont Abbey (0-0-1), 2-2, after two overtimes in the 2014 season opener Thursday evening at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.

LR junior midfielder Ben Meredith (Perth, AUSTRALIA) and sophomore defender Josh Alderson (Formby, ENGLAND) each scored for the Bears, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force the tie.

Belmont Abbey opened a two-goal advantage in the first half thanks to goals by Breck Collins (Denver, N.C.) and Ameer Pinto (Omaha, Neb.).

Collins headed the ball into the net off a corner kick from Declan McQuillan (Kilkenny, IRELAND), who was credited with the assist.

Meredith cut the lead to one with a goal in the 40th minute of action on a quick pass from senior midfielder and all-league performer Ben Jones (Dagenham, ENGLAND) before Alderson tied the contest just under three minutes later.

Alderson headed the ball into the net over the goalkeeper on a long pass from sophomore defender DeJean Charlton (Lehigh Acres, Fla.) to tie the score at two.

The match remained scoreless the rest of the way. Lenoir-Rhyne freshman Jorge Hernandez (Atvidaberg, SWEDEN) picked up seven saves in goal for the Bears, who held a 21-16 advantage in shots taken.

Belmont Abbey's Alexander Trujillo (Cape Coral, Fla.) earned the tie as well after holding Lenoir-Rhyne scoreless in his 65 minutes of action. Trujillo tallied three saves on the night.

Lenoir-Rhyne travels to Greenwood, S.C., to face No. 13 Lander on Saturday at 7pm.

Appalachian State University field hockey midfielder Taylor Cimbalist (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial) has been named the NorPac conference co-rookie of the week on Wednesday after scoring her first collegiate goals against Georgetown on Friday.

Cimbalist was a key part in Appalachian’s 5-4 win over on Friday and quickly became an integral part of Appalachian’s offense on Monday against Ball State.

On Friday Cimbalist scored early in the first period bringing Appalachian back from a 2-1 deficit. With the Mountaineers down 4-3 with less than two-minutes on the clock, Cimbalist showed her clutch-ability and tied the game for the Mountaineers and setup the eventual game winner for freshman Savanna Sheridan. On Monday, in the 4-1 loss to Ball State, Cimbalist played 54 minutes and had four shots. Two of the four shots were on goal.

Currently, Cimbalist leads the team in points, goals, shots and shots on goal. This is Appalachian’s first rookie of the week award since French won on Oct. 16, 2012. Cimbalist will continue her stellar play on Friday when the team travels to Hanover, N.H. with a conference match against Pacific at 12:30 p.m. before returning home on Sunday to play Rider at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 23:12

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 9/3/14

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

Hickory: 3
South Caldwell: 0

St. Stephens: 3
Patton: 1

Watauga: 3
Freedom: 0

South Mountain Athletic Conference:
East Burke: 3
Crest: 1

North Lincoln: 3
Bunker Hill: 1

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 23:11

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 9/3/14

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South Mountain Athletic Conference:
Crest: 5
East Burke: 1

Bunker Hill: 1
North Iredell: 1

Fred T. Foard: 7
Enka: 0

Hibriten: 5
Alexander Central: 0

Lincoln Charter: 4
Bandys: 2

Statesville: 5
St. Stephens: 2

West Caldwell: 1
South Caldwell: 0

West Iredell: 4
Maiden: 3

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 07:15

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/2/14

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Northwestern Conference:
Hickory: 3
Freedom: 0

St. Stephens: 3
Hibriten: 0

South Iredell: 3
Maiden: 0

Watauga: 3
Alexander Central: 1

West Iredell: 3
Bandys: 1

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 07:14

High School Boys Soccer Results From Tuesday, 9/2/14

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Alexander Central: 1
Bandys: 1

Fred T. Foard: 6
Bunker Hill: 1

Newton-Conover: 2
Lake Norman Charter: 0

Patton: 2
West Caldwell: 1

St. Stephens: 5
Ashbrook: 1

Wilkes Central: 2
Hibriten: 0