Remember this? A year in review for Sports

The 2011-13 school year saw unprecidented success from several Appalachian sports teams. Here, The Appalachian’s staff reflects on the top moments of each sport– from record setting performances to landmark wins.


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ASU held off top-ranked Georgia Southern 24-17 at home Oct. 29

Senior wide receiver Brian Quick broke ASU’s single-season touchdown record with a 69-yard bomb late in the second quarter against the Samford Bulldogs Oct. 22.

Olivia Wilkes  |  The Appalachian
Junior Sam McVeigh scored two goals for ASU to upset UNGG 2-1 on Oct. 23.

Freshman Julia Holz netted a goal in double-overtime to defeat Wofford 1-0 on Oct. 2

Olivia Wilkes  |  The Appalachian
ASU defeated conference foe Radford 3-2 for its first win of the season Sept. 23.

The Mountaineers won their first home game Oct. 23 with a 3-2 victory over Liberty Univer- sity.

Adam Jennings  |  The Appalachian
ASU volleyball closed out its season at the SoCon Tournament with a 12-4 conference record.
Kasey Sauls achieved a personal

With a fourth place finish Oct. 29 in the SoCon championships, the women’s team earned their fourth top-five finish of the sea- son.
milestone, recording over 3,000    shutout opponents in eight of the career assists.

Nathan Cullitan  |  The Appalachian
On Sept. 11, ASU defeated Detroit 2-0, their first victory following the tragic death of head coach Sean Pendleton.

On Oct. 28, ASU battled Furman to a 0-0 tie at home, the Mountaineers’ 11th straight game without a loss. At the time, this was the third-longest unbeaten streak in NCAA soccer and ASU shut out eight of the 11 opponents.

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The men’s team finished 2nd in the home Mountaineer Open Sept. 18.

With a fourth place finish Oct. 29 in the SoCon championships, the women’s team earned their fourth top-five finish of the season.

ASU scored a season-high in points to knock off Wofford 93- 81 in the opening round of the SoCon tournament March 2.

Senior Omar Carter and junior Jamaal Trice combine for 40 points in an 81-66 home victory against rival Elon Jan. 28.

Paul Heckert  |  The Appalachian
The Apps upset NC State in Raleigh 66-62 behind 26 points f rom    Anna    Freeman    on    March 17 to reach the Sweet 16 of the National Invitational Tournament.

The Mountaineers dominated Chattanooga 77-52 in the So- Con Tournament semi-finals March 4.

Paul Heckert  |  The Appalachian
Seniors Austin Trotman and Kyle Blevins earned the highest finishes in Mountaineer history, finishing third and fourth in the nation respectively March 17.

Seniors Kyle Blevins, Aus- tin Trotman and Mike Kessler helped the Mountaineers beat Davidson 39-10 to secure indi- vidual 6-0 conference records, and led

Paul Heckert  |  The Appalachian
Outdoor men’s and women’s track won the Outdoor Southern Conference Championships.

Women’s track won the Indoor Conference Championships, and the men’s team finished just short of that.

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On March 17, Appalachian’s men’s golf team won by 16 strokes over four other competing teams at the Harmony Match Play Tournament.

The team’s scoring average this season was the lowest stroke average in school history.

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The Mountaineers won a series over No. 7 LSU on the road, the biggest upset in ASU baseball history, Feb. 24-26.

On March 13, ASU beat Duke 6-3 to win a 12th consecutive game, the second longest streak in school history.

Courtney Roskos  |  The Appalachian
The Mountaineers outscored NC Central 18-2 to sweep a dou- ble header February 18.

With a 1-0 victory over Furman, the Mountaineers completed their first SoCon series win March 18.

Olivia Wilkes  |  The Appalachian
On April 13, the Mountaineers beat the undefeated College of Charleston on senior day. The win secured the third seed in the SoCon tournament and was the last home match for Alex Mar- kov, Philip Kloc and Alain Humblet.

The comeback win against Elon in the quarterfinals of the SoCon Tournament. App made it to the semifinals.

Olivia Wilkes  |  The Appalachian
On February 25 the Mountain- eers knocked off East Carolina 5-2 in an out-of-conference upset.

At the end of the season, the women’s tennis team won 13 games, surpassing the mark set in 2006.