ASU women open with Vanderbilt
by Staff Reports
Appalachian State women's basketball head coach Darcie Vincent announced her team's complete 2013-14 schedule Monday, which will include non-conference match ups at Vanderbilt and Ohio State.
"Our program is heading into the 2013-14 season with
quite a few unrecognizable faces," Vincent said. "We had a wonderful summer session and are looking
forward to the challenges of the upcoming season."
The Mountaineers hit the hardwood on Nov. 2 for an exhibition against Queens College, but will officially open the season on Nov. 8, when they travel to face Vanderbilt.
Appalachian then returns home for a pair of games at the Holmes Center. Up first is a doubleheader against East Tennessee State on Nov. 12, which followed by a Nov. 15 matchup against Lees-McRae.
The Mountaineers make a short trip to Boiling Springs to play Gardner-Webb on Nov. 19 before Southern Conference foe Western Carolina visits Boone on Nov. 26.
The Mountaineers finish their non-conference schedule in December, beginning with a visit to North Carolina A&T on Dec. 4. Appalachian State heads west for a Dec. 6 game against Idaho and a game one day later against UC-Irvine in the Montana-hosted Lady Griz Classic.
Winter break is preceded with road appointments at Radford (Dec. 16) and Big Ten power Ohio State (Dec. 20). App State then returns from the two-week hiatus to face UNC-Wilmington on Dec. 31.
The Mountaineers open their conference slate on Jan. 4 at Furman and head straight to Wofford for a Jan. 6 contest before Samford and Chattanooga visit the Holmes Center for Jan. 11 and 13 match ups.
Appalachian will play games at Elon on Jan. 17 and UNCG on Jan. 19 before returning to Boone for a four-game stretch that includes Davidson (Jan. 25), Georgia Southern (Jan. 27), Wofford (Feb. 1) and Furman (Feb. 3).
The Mountaineers will face long-time rivals Chattanooga and Samford in a second back-to-back stint on Feb. 8 and 10, respectively. App State hosts UNCG on Feb. 15 and Elon on Feb. 17.
Appalachian will close out its regular season with a three-game road stint that begins with a trip to Georgia Southern on Feb. 22, followed by Davidson on Feb. 24 and Western Carolina on March 1.
The 2013 SoCon Women's Basketball Championship will take place from March 7-10 in Asheville.
"Coach Heather [Kearney] put together a schedule that will not only test our basketball ability but our mental strength as we play four opponents who competed in post season play last year," Vincent said. "We begin our season's journey in Nashville versus Vanderbilt, which will provide us with an early evaluation of our young team and the kind of damage we could do in our last season of the Southern Conference."
ASU women's basketball schedule
Nov. 2 QUEENS (Exhibition)
Nov. 8 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 12 EAST TENNESSEE STATE
Nov. 15 LEES-MCRAE
Nov. 19 at Gardner-Webb
Nov. 26 WESTERN CAROLINA
Dec. 4 at North Carolina A&T
Dec. 6 #Idaho
Dec. 7 #UC-Irvine
Dec. 16 at Radford
Dec. 20 at Ohio State
Dec. 31 at UNC Wilmington
Jan. 4 *at Furman
Jan. 6 *at Wofford
Jan. 11 *SAMFORD
Jan. 13 *CHATTANOOGA
Jan. 17 *at Elon
Jan. 19 *at UNC Greensboro
Jan. 25 *DAVIDSON
Jan. 27 *GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Feb. 1 *WOFFORD
Feb. 3 *FURMAN
Feb. 8 *at Chattanoota
Feb. 10 *at Samford
Feb. 15 *UNC GREENSBORO
Feb. 17 *ELON
Feb. 22 *at Georgia Southern
Feb. 24 *at Davidson
March 1 *at Western Carolina
March 7-10 %at SoCon Tournament
#Denotes Lady Griz Classic
*Denotes Southern Conference game
% at Asheville