ASU men's soccer team clips Richmond 1-0
by Staff Reports
DAVIDSON —Appalachian State’s men’s soccer team got a goal from Kirstian Lee-Him in the 90th minute to beat Richmond 1-0 on the final day of the Davidson adidas Classic at Davidson’s Alumni Stadium.
Lee-Him, a sophomore, got behind the Richmond backline and took a crossing pass from Sekani Sinclair. Lee-Him was able to slip the ball past Richmond keeper Chris Grover with the game-winning goal.
It was Lee-Him’s first college goal.
Appalachian State (3-1-1) outshot Richmond 21-7. Six of the Mountaineers’ shots were on goal.
Appalachian State goal keeper Paul West got his first win of the season and his second career shutout. He made two saves for the Mountaineers, who picked up their fourth shutout in five matches.
Appalachian State plays Binghamton on Friday in the UNC Wilmington Hilton Garden Classic. The Mountaineers face Saint Mary’s on Sunday in the same event on Sunday.
Field hockey duo honored
Appalachian State’s Sarah Anderson and Carolina Phillips earned NorPac Player of the Week honors.
Anderson, the Mountaineers’ goalkeeper, was named the Defensive Player of the Week after collecting wins over St. Louis and Penn. Anderson stopped 10 shots against St. Louis and five against Penn, including a key save in the Mountaineers’ 3-2 win over previously undefeated Penn.
Phillips scored a goal against St. Louis and had two assists against Penn.
Appalachian State plays at Wake Forest at 7 p.m. Friday.
RICHMOND, Va. — Appalachian State’s volleyball lost 3-2 to Virginia Commonwealth Saturday night. The Mountaineers fell 27-29, 16-25, 21-15, 25-24, 16-18.
The teams traded the lead three times in the final set before VCU took advantage of Appalachian State attack errors to take the victory.
Lindsey Sauls and Jacqui Spurgeon each had 14 kills, while Dalton Tolliver had 11 kills. Lauren Gray had a career-high with 10.
Courtney Rhein had 15 digs defensively, while Paige Brown and Lauren Brown each had 11.
Virginia beat the Mountaineers 3-0, taking the sets by scores 25-18, 25-21, 25-20.
Appalachian State led 14-11 in the third set, but Virginia went on a 6-0 run to take the lead for good.
Gray, Spurgeon and Tolliver each had six kills for the Mountaineers.