BOONE, N.C. – App State is on the street within the Peach State Sunday, as they sq. off with Georgia Southern at 1 p.m. in Statesboro, Ga. The match will probably be broadcast on ESPN+.
ABOUT APP STATE: App State (3-6-4, 2-3-0) wish to snap a three-game shedding skid, following a 1-0 defeat at dwelling to Georgia State on Thursday. The Panthers scored the lone objective of the sport within the 88th minute, as they have been capable of tuck a shot simply contained in the close to put up. App State seems to be to reply at the moment by selecting up their first street win of the season. The Mountaineers are led on the season by Izzi Wooden who has scored 4 objectives and tallied eight factors to associate with a team-best 34 pictures and 15 pictures on objective. Shannon Studer has tallied two objectives and two assists, and ranks second on the squad with six factors. Kerry Eagleston has began each sport in web for App State, posting a 1.27 goals-against-average and .789 save proportion, to associate with 4 shutouts.
ABOUT GEORGIA SOUTHERN: The Eagles (3-3-5, 2-1-2) jumped right into a tie for second place within the Solar Belt East standings after selecting up a 2-0 victory on Thursday in opposition to Marshall, scoring each objectives within the ultimate 10 minutes of the match. In convention play the Eagles have additionally defeated Outdated Dominion, tied Texas State, and misplaced to Arkansas State. The Eagles have performed a closely defensive type thus far this season, scoring simply 9 objectives, however permitting solely 11, by way of 11 contests. Elis Nemtsov leads the squad with three objectives, whereas Emma Armstrong has added two. Freshman Katie Oakley has performed nearly all of minutes in objective for the Eagles, posting a 1.27 goals-against-average, and a .762 save proportion.
SERIES HISTORY: A rivalry that dates again to their days as SoCon foes, the Mountaineers and Eagles have confronted off 36 in all-time conferences. The Eagles maintain a slender 18-17-1 lead in that collection, helped by a 4-1 victory final yr in Statesboro. Emma McGibany netted the lone objective of the sport for the Mountaineers on an help from Audrey Viso.
MIX ‘N MATCH: App State has opened the match with a unique beginning lineup in all 13 contests this season.
SPREADING THE WEALTH: By way of 13 video games this season, seven completely different gamers have scored at the very least one objective for the Mountaineers.
SUPER STUDER: Freshman Shannon Studer netted the game-winning objective in every of the primary two convention video games for App State. Sept. 18 in opposition to ULM she scored the lone objective of the match, within the 64th minute, with App State enjoying with simply 10 gamers on the sphere. Then on Sept. 22 in opposition to Coastal Carolina, she answered a game-tying objective by the Chanticleers within the 81st minute with a tally lower than a minute later. Her two game-winning objectives this season are tied for fourth most within the Solar Belt. Studer has additionally recorded a team-best two assists this season, serving to on objectives in opposition to UT Martin and School of Charleston. As a real freshman, Studer has began 12 of the primary 13 matches this season, enjoying 1,040 minutes on the marketing campaign, the second most by an App State discipline participant. Her six factors this season additionally rank second on the group.
INCREDIBLE IZZI: Junior ahead Izzi Wooden recorded her first profession two-goal match Sept. 15 in opposition to Radford, tallying her team-best third and fourth objectives of the season, in a 2-2 draw. Wooden scored on a free kick from about 30 yards out within the 8th minute of play to open the scoring, after which 4 minutes later, tapped in a rebound off a Gabby Tremonti free kick. Wooden ranks fifth within the Solar Belt in pictures (34), tied for seventh in pictures on objective (15), and tied for ninth in objectives (4). She is the primary Mountaineer to document a two-goal sport since Breckyn Monteith did so final yr in opposition to Little Rock on October 24. Wooden additionally scored twice in an exhibition match in opposition to UNC Asheville. She is enjoying for the primary time since 2020 after lacking final season as a result of harm.
IT BEGINS WITH BARBOSA: Sophomore Stephanie Barbosa has turn out to be more and more concerned within the offensive manufacturing for the Mountaineers over their final a number of matches, together with incomes her first begin of the season, Friday at JMU. September 25 at Marshall, she picked up her first help of the season, feeding Breckyn Monteith on the game-tying objective. Barbosa additionally scored her first objective of her profession earlier this month at The School of Charleston, when she headed dwelling a cross from Shannon Studer. Barbosa has performed at the very least half-hour in each match this season.
WALK THIS WAY: Sophomore defender Skyler Stroll has been an enormous catalyst for the Mountaineers this season, enjoying extra minutes than some other participant on the marketing campaign. Stroll has performed 1,147 minutes this yr, enjoying all 90 minutes in all however one contest. She has performed at the very least 107 extra minutes than some other discipline participant on the squad.
BETWEEN THE PIPES: Senior goalkeeper Kerry Eagleston has been a mainstay between the pipes for the Mountaineers, enjoying and beginning in 67 video games throughout 4 seasons. Eagleston leads the Solar Belt in saves (60), whereas second in save proportion (.789), and tied for third in shutouts (4). Her subsequent save will transfer her into third place all-time in program historical past.
Final season, Eagleston led the Solar Belt with 113 saves, whereas additionally rating tied for second in shutouts (3), fifth in save proportion (.813), and tenth in objectives in opposition to common (1.37). She recorded double-digit saves thrice, together with a career-high 20 saves in opposition to Wake Forest, the second-most in a match in program historical past.
THE KERRY COUNTER:
1. 24, Breland Meany……………………………………………2001-2004
2. 21, Caroline Clarke…………………………………………. 2007-2010
3. 16, Kerry Eagleston ……………………………………….2019-present
4. 14, Megan Roebrson ………………………………………..2012-2015
1. 375 Kelley Guinn …………………………………………….. 1994-1996
2. 369 Breland Meany……………………………………………2001-2004
T3. 319 Caroline Clarke………………………………………….. 2007-2010
T3. 319 Kerry Eagleston…………………………………………2019-present
HAYWOOD AT THE HELM: Aimee Haywood was introduced because the fifth head coach in App State soccer historical past when she was employed in December. Haywood joins the Black and Gold following a two-year stint at Queens College the place she helped the Royals to a 16-5-1 document final season on their method to the second spherical of the Division II NCAA event. Haywood went 23-7-2 in two seasons at Queens. Previous to that she spent 4 years main her alma mater, Ohio Dominican, the place she complied a 44-25-10 document. In 2017 she led the Panthers to a program-record 16-win season that culminated with their first Division II NCAA event win.
ROLLING IN THE DEEP: Group depth is a side that has been prominently on show for the Mountaineers this season. On a roster comprised of 33 gamers, 26 have seen enjoying time already this yr. Of these, 18 completely different gamers have earned at the very least one begin, together with newcomers Shannon Studer (12 begins), Anna Kate Highsmith (10), Katie Schumacher (10), Gabby Tremonti (5), Felicia Erkenfeldt (2), Lela Stark (3), and Emilene Parham (1).
SCORELESS DRAWS: Following a 0-0 draw at George Mason, the Mountaineers have now posted three scoreless attracts on the season, essentially the most since 2010 after they recorded 4 on the yr. They completed that season with 5 attracts total, essentially the most in program historical past.
The Mountaineers opened the season with back-to-back scoreless attracts, in opposition to Liberty and USC Upstate. Beforehand, the final scoreless draw involving App State got here October 1, 2020 in opposition to The Citadel. The final time the Mountaineers posted scoreless attracts in consecutive video games was October 18 and 20 of 2013 after they did so in opposition to Wofford and Furman respectively. All scoreless attracts previous to this season included additional time, which has since been eradicated from common season contests.
UP NEXT: App State will return to The Valley on Friday to tackle Outdated Dominion at 6 p.m. It is the Junior Mountaineers Children Membership match, and all JMKC members could have the chance to take the sphere as anthem buddies, and participate in post-game penalty kicks and obtain participant autographs. The match will probably be broadcast on ESPN+.