The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

Newsletter Signup

Get our news delivered straight to your inbox every week.

* indicates required

Field hockey starts season 2-0 after win against Georgetown

Sophomore+forward+Bridget+Donovan+looks+to+receive+the+pass+from+a+teammate+against+Georgetown+Aug.+27%2C+2023.
Courtesy of App State Athletics
Sophomore forward Bridget Donovan looks to receive the pass from a teammate against Georgetown Aug. 27, 2023.

After a season opening win against Towson Friday, the Mountaineers took on Georgetown Sunday winning 4-1.

In the first quarter, neither team found the net early on. Off a penalty corner, junior midfielder Sarah Perkins found teammate junior forward Charlotte Bosma who fired a shot past the Hoya defense and landed in the back of the net. The goal marked Bosma’s second on the season and ninth for her career while giving the Black and Gold a 1-0 lead.

Georgetown kept attacking, but the Mountaineer defense held. The Hoyas outshot the Mountaineers in the first despite being down heading into the second quarter. 

App State would not attempt a shot in the second quarter while holding the Hoyas scoreless throughout the period. Georgetown drew a penalty corner, but could not convert on the opportunity. The Mountaineers went into halftime up 1-0 after the early goal from Bosma.

Coming out of halftime, the Black and Gold seized control of the contest scoring three goals in the third quarter. With 35:45 on the clock, freshman midfielder Sophia Baxter scored her first career goal off an assist from graduate student forward Sarah Farrell thanks to the Mountaineers drawing their third penalty corner.

Less than a minute later, freshman midfielder Florine Koopman scored her first career goal. Four minutes later, Baxter scored her second goal of the contest off another penalty corner for App State. The Mountaineers kept the pressure on Georgetown, out shooting the Hoyas 7-2 in the period. The Black and Gold went into the final stretch up 4-0.

Three minutes into the fourth quarter, Georgetown scored their lone goal of the game. The score would be too little too late as App State cruised to a 4-1 win.

The Mountaineers held a 8-5 advantage in shots on goal as well as seven corners. Both teams finished with 11 shots total with the Hoyas only being able to convert once. 

Head coach Emily Dinsmore earned her second career win as App State coach with the 4-1 victory. Dinsmore took over as head coach Jan. 17 after former head coach Meghan Dawson resigned after eight seasons. 

App State returns to Boone for their home opener against Drexel Sept. 1. The match can be streamed on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. 

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Appalachian
$1371
$5000
Contributed
Our Goal

We hope you appreciate this article! Before you move on, our student staff wanted to ask if you would consider supporting The Appalachian's award-winning journalism. We are celebrating our 90th anniversary of The Appalachian in 2024!

We receive funding from the university, which helps us to compensate our students for the work they do for The Appalachian. However, the bulk of our operational expenses — from printing and website hosting to training and entering our work into competitions — is dependent upon advertising revenue and donations. We cannot exist without the financial and educational support of our fellow departments on campus, our local and regional businesses, and donations of money and time from alumni, parents, subscribers and friends.

Our journalism is produced to serve the public interest, both on campus and within the community. From anywhere in the world, readers can access our paywall-free journalism, through our website, through our email newsletter, and through our social media channels. Our supporters help to keep us editorially independent, user-friendly, and accessible to everyone.

If you can, please consider supporting us with a financial gift from $10. We appreciate your consideration and support of student journalism at Appalachian State University. If you prefer to make a tax-deductible donation, or if you would prefer to make a recurring monthly gift, please give to The Appalachian Student News Fund through the university here: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1727/cg20/form.aspx?sid=1727&gid=2&pgid=392&cid=1011&dids=418.15&bledit=1&sort=1.

About the Contributor
Ethan Smith
Ethan Smith, Sports Editor
Ethan Smith (he/him) is a senior journalism major, media studies minor. This is his third year writing for The Appalachian.
Donate to The Appalachian
$1371
$5000
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All The Appalachian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *