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Originally published: 2013-08-31 00:11:10
Last modified: 2013-08-31 00:11:54

App State volleyball team rolls to 3-0 victory

by Staff Reports



Appalachian State opened its season with a dominating 3-0 win against Loyola in the first round of the Appalachian Invitational on Friday at the Holmes Center.

Appalachian State cruised to a 25-15, 25-14, 25-20 victory over the Greyhounds, who slipped to 0-1.

App State took an early 8-3 lead in the first set at 8-3. The Mountaineers hit a scorching .393 on the attack, led by a combined effort of Lindsey Sauls and Jess Keller, who each had four kills.

The Mountaineers edged Loyola on both sides of the ball, proving to be the stronger team by recording a .319 attack percentage for the match and keeping Loyola to a dismal .019 percentage on the night.

Sauls led all players with nine kills, while both Keller and Emily Corrigan tallied eight kills each. Paige Brown led the team with 27 assists and Meghan Mahoney chipped in with 22 digs.

The Mountaineers committed just seven errors on 94 total attacks and finished with 12.5 blocks to Loyola's one.

The Mountaineers meet Sam Houston State at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday in the second day of the Invitational. They'll also play Norfolk State Saturday night.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Appalachian State's women's soccer fell 4-0 in its opening game to Colorado College on Friday.

Colorado College outshot the Mountaineers 23-3. App State was only able to get two shots on target compared to the Tigers' 13. Kate Ward registered two shots for the Mountaineers while Merlin Beckwith added a shot, giving the Mountaineers three shots on goal overall.

Colorado College's Chanisse Hendrix scored in the 28th minute to put the Tigers in front 1-0. Hendrix added a second goal in the 66th minute and Megan Kilkenny scored in the 81st minute to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead.

Jaclyn Silsby added a fourth goal for the Tigers in the 88th minute.

App State's Megan Roberson had nine saves on 13 shots.

The Mountaineers play Sunday against the Southern Utah.



Appalachian State settled for a scoreless tie with Marshall in the Mountaineers' season opening game Friday night at the ASU soccer stadium

Appalachian State took 13 shots, including four that were on goal. The Mountaineers had three shots that hit off one of the goalposts, but did not bounce into the net.

Marshall responded with 15 shots. App State goalkeeper Danny Free had the shutout for the Mountaineers.

The game also had combined 35 fouls, and both teams each received two yellow cards.

App State hosts Navy at 2 p.m. Sunday.


Appalachian State finished second in the Covered Bridge Open Friday.

The Mountaineers finished with 42 points. James Howard-Smith finished third in the race with a time of 25:46.60. Teammate Kyle McFoy took sixth place with a time of 26:04.02, while Chris Garrett finished 10th.

Former Watauga standout Andrew Vandenberg was 11th, and senior Josh Cox was 12th for the Mountaineers.

Florida State won the event with 19 points. VMI was third with 77 points.



Appalachian State's took second place with 59 points in the Covered Bridge Open Friday.

App State's Kayla Schneider finished eight with a time of 18:55.08. Justine Stocks was 13th and Shelby Howell was 14th for the Mountaineers.

Florida State dominated the race by winning with just 15 points. East Carolina was third with 70.