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Mountaineers improve to 3-2 approaching SoCon play

Despite a slow start and a lengthy break due to injuries on both teams, Appalachian State’s women’s soccer team defeated the UNC Asheville Bulldogs 2-0 Sept. 5, improving to 3-2 on the season.

After no goals on either side in the first half, the Mountaineers stepped up their game in the second half, taking six shots compared to the four shots they managed during the first half.

Sophomore forward Sam Childress successfully put two away behind the Bulldogs’ goalkeeper Heather Muller.

App State also outdid UNCA in both corner kicks, taking five by the end of the game versus the Bulldogs’ single kick, and an ending 2-10 shot ratio to the Bulldogs’ 0-9.

The extensive injury time took place approximately two minutes before the end of the first half, leaving both the Mountaineers and the Bulldogs trying to stay focused for the second half.

“We’ve had delays usually from weather where it’s much earlier in the match that usually affects the outcome of the tempo,” said Sarah Strickland, head coach of the women’s soccer team. “But I didn’t feel like that was the case with it being so late in the half.”

Strickland said that they are focusing on composure in the final minutes and finishing their opponents on-hand.

“We’ve got to continue to find ways to find the tempo of the game and dictate the tempo of the game,” Strickland said.

She said she was very pleased with her team.

“I thought Megan Roberson did a great job and got a shutout,” Strickland said. “I thought our front line was fantastic and our midfield did a great job winning the second ball.”

With only two games left before SoCon games begin, the Mountaineers prepare to take on High Point on Sept. 15 at High Point.

Story: Jess Lyons, Intern Sports Reporter

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