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Originally published: 2013-10-21 16:12:34
Last modified: 2013-10-21 16:16:38

App State volleyball sweeps The Citadel

by Staff Reports

Appalachian State's volleyball team swept The Citadel on Saturday night, winning in three sets with scores of 25-11, 25-19 and 25-16.

The Mountaineers (12-10, 3-5 SoCon) came out strong in the first set, getting a quick 12-5 lead over the Bulldogs (5-19, 0-8). The Mountaineers would continue to dominate and take the set 25-11.

The second set would be closer for the two teams, featuring eight tied scores. With the score tied at 11-11, Appalachian began to rally, scoring eight straight points with serves from Meghan Mahoney. The Bulldogs could not catch up, as the Mountaineers won the set 25-19.

The beginning of the third set would be a battle between the teams. With the score tied 11-11, The Mountaineers began to pull ahead for good, scoring five straight times. The Mountaineers would take the third set 25-16 to win the match 3-0.

Lauren Gray and Emily Corrigan led Appalachian offensively in the match with 14 and 13 kills, respectively. Paige Brown added a match-high 43 assists.

Bailey Kernodle led The Citadel with eight kills, while Erin Burcherl recorded 11 digs on the match.

The Mountaineers had a dominating .427 hitting percentage and held the Bulldogs to just a .120 percentage. App State recorded five blocks, while The Citadel had four on the match.

MEN'S SOCCER

 

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Appalachian State's men's soccer team played Georgia Southern closely, but lost 1-0 Saturday.

 

The Mountaineers' Danny Free made the start in net and made a season-high eight saves in the contest. Free now has 54 saves on the season to give him 181 saves for his career.

 

Both teams were scoreless in the first half of play with the Eagles outshooting the Mountaineers 6-4.

 

Georgia Southern (5-8-0, 1-3-0 SoCon) was able to put the only goal on the board in the 68th minute of the game. The Eagles' Hunter Norton dished a pass to Roberto Lopez who was able to find an open pocket in the Appalachian defense and struck a ball from 25 yards out past Free.

 

App State (3-4-6, 1-3-1) had to play the last 16 minutes of the game down a man when Harrison Delbridge picked up his second yellow card of the match. The Mountaineers followed that up with a spurt of shots and finished with eight in the second half to Georgia Southern's 10.

The Mountaineers were led in shots by Patrick Harrow with three.

 

The Eagles put nine of their 16 shots on target with the Mountaineers putting four of 12 on net. Georgia Southern led in corner kicks with five to App State's four.

 

The Mountaineers will return to action next Saturday when they travel to Georgia State for a nonconference match. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.