App State field hockey completed the road series sweep of Ohio Saturday with a 2-0 shutout victory.
The Mountaineers (5-5, 4-4 MAC) started right where they left off Friday by scoring a goal in the first three minutes of play as Pauline Mangold recorded her third goal of the season. Mangold’s opening-goal marked the eighth time this spring season in which App State has scored first in a contest.
App State put away the series dagger off the stick of Meghan Smart at the 50 minute mark in the fourth. Smart now leads the conference in goals scored with six, and has accounted for 16 total points this season.
Saturday’s win also marked the first conference series sweep of the season for the Black and Gold, and the second time App State has won back-to-back contests in 2021.
Ohio (2-6, 2-5 MAC) played Saturday’s matchup with only 10 players due to COVID-19 contract tracing. The Mountaineers effectively outshot the Bobcats 13-5 and earned four penalty corners on the day.
Macy Lotze accounted for eight saves for the Bobcats in goal. In goal for App State, Addie Clark posted her second shutout of the season.
App State will be back in action April 10-11 as the Mountaineers are set to host Bellarmine for a two-game home series. Both Saturday and Sunday’s first touches are scheduled for a noon start at Brandon and Erica M. Adcock Field in Boone, North Carolina.