ASU volleyball team falls to N.C. State
by Staff Reports
The Mountaineers fell to 4-1 after the Wolfpack (4-0) won 25-19, 25-21, and 25-10.
Emily Corrigan continued to lead Appalachian's offense, as the outside hitter paced the squad with 12 kills and 13 of the team's 32 points.
What began as a point rally in the first set led to the Wolfpack taking a 22-16 lead en route to a six point win (25-19).
N.C. State held a 10-4 early advantage. Appalachian appeared poised for a comeback win as Corrigan, Paige Brown, and Lauren Gray combined to pull the Mountaineers within two (22-20), but a pair of N.C. State kills and an App State service error would provide the Wolfpack with its final points and halt the Appalachian threat.
Following the second set, N.C. State's 2-0 advantage would provide enough momentum to shut down the Mountaineers in the third and final game. The Wolfpack unleashed a six point run and took a 20-5 lead off a combined effort from Rachel Buckley, Alesha Wilson, and Nikki Glass.
A series of errors would lend a hand in Appalachian's final five points, but it would not be enough as the Mountaineers' effort would fall short, 25-10, in the third set.
App State libero Meghan Mahoney finished with 19 digs for Appalachian, while middle blocker Lauren Gray put up six kills and eight points for the night. Lindsey Sauls chipped in five kills and 5.5 of the Mountaineers' total points.
Appalachian State dominated throughout all 90 minutes in its 5-0 victory over UNC Asheville Friday night at the App State Soccer Complex.
The Mountaineers got started early with a goal from Stephen Chapman.
The goal was set up beautifully with a pass from Stanley Broaden to a trailing Chapman who ripped a shot in the upper left of the net to score his first goal of the year in the eighth minute of the game.
Broaden scored the Mountaineers' second goal on a rebound from a shot he took. It gave the Mountaineers a 2-0 lead.
Broaden scored again in the 66th minute, which was followed by a goal from Ewahia Amhanesi.
Donovan Japp scored the fifth goal of the game in the 89th minute.
Danny Free picked up the shutout in goal for the Mountaineers, who outshot the Bulldogs 19-2.
App State plays at Radford on Tuesday.