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App State Field Hockey Drops Home Opener

In front of a packed house at Brandon & Erica M. Adcock Field, The App State Mountaineers (2-1) dropped their first contest in the Emily Dinsmore era against the Drexel Dragons (2-1) 3-0 on Friday.

App State’s offense sputtered in today’s contest. The team attempted just two shots for the first three quarters in Friday night’s action. Drexel netted an early goal just minutes into the third quarter to secure the win.

Goalkeeper Addie Clark saved five shots in today’s contest. She has saved 14 shots so far this season to give her 219 for her career. Clark and the Mountaineer defense held the Dragons scoreless in the first half, while only allowing one shot.

Sophomore Bridget Donovan attempted two shots in today’s game to lead the Mountaineer offensive attack. Both shots were saved by the Dragon goalkeeper. App State was very aggressive in the attacking 25 all night, outshooting Drexel in the first half and the fourth quarter.

Drexel defender Pien Elsen got things started with a shot just 25 seconds into play. The shot was saved by Addie Clark, giving her her first save of the evening.

Bridget Donovan tallied App State’s first shot, firing one on goal but had it blocked by the Dragon goalkeeper. Donovan would fire her second shot of the contest just a minute later, but also had that shot blocked.

Both teams were held scoreless after one quarter.

The second quarter did not see any offensive action from either side. After 30 minutes of play, the game was scoreless.

Addie Clark has now held the opposition scoreless in three halves this season.

Drexel scored the game’s first goal off a corner kick just over a minute into the second half. Pien Elsen slid a shot past Clark to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead in the third.

The Mountaineers were aggressive in the third quarter on offense, but the Drexel defense held firm, holding the Mountaineers shotless for the second consecutive quarter.

With 26 seconds to go in the period, Drexel found the net again to give them a 2-0 lead. Val Van Hellemont was responsible for this goal, her second of the season.

App State put four shots in the direction of the goalkeeper in the fourth quarter. Henriette Stegen slapped her second shot of the season at Dragon goalkeeper Megan Hadfield, but had it blocked.

In the late stages of the quarter, the Mountaineers attempted three shots within a minute of each other, but Hadfield stood firm between the posts.

The Dragons would notch their third goal of the contest with 10 minutes of play to give them their third and final goal of the game to secure the win.

App State will return to Brandon & Erica M. Adcock Field to cap off the weekend with the Davidson Wildcats on Sunday to renew the longest series in program history. First touch is slated for 3 p.m.