Appalachian State University men’s soccer opened its season on Friday night against Albany in the James Madison Invitational. App State drew Albany, 0-0 in two overtimes.
The Mountaineers (0-0-1) finished last season with a program record seven ties, before drawing Albany on Friday evening.
Stanley Broaden (Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley) and Stephen Chapman (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) both lead Appalachian in shots with four a piece. Each had one shot on goal. Patrick Harrow (Davidson, N.C./North Mecklenburg) finished with two shots, while Walker White (Frisco, Texas/Justin Wakeland) finishes with two shots, including a shot on net.
Paul West (Apex, N.C./Apex) played the full 110:00 and made four saves to earn a clean sheet.
App State created four corner kick opportunities to Albany’s two, but were outshot by the Great Danes 18-13.
“We struggled in the first half a bit on the defensive side of the ball, but we continued to work hard and keep their scoring opportunities to a minimum,” said head coach Matt Nelson. “I’m proud of the effort they put in and now we can focus on our next opponent.”
That next opponent for the Mountaineers will be Vermont on Sunday to round out the James Madison Invitational. Kick off is set for 12 p.m.