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Pauline Mangold
Pauline Mangold scored a pair of goals to lead the Mountaineers.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Field Hockey Wins Second Straight to Open Season

The Appalachian State field hockey team (2-0) picked up a 5-0 win against Georgetown (0-2) Sunday, and it was the fourth shutout of senior goalkeeper Addie Clark’s career. App has scored nine goals in the first two games of the season combined.

Pauline Mangold led the way with two goals on the day, striking first in the 12th minute off Lise Boekaar’s first career assist.

Two minutes later, Bridget Donovan scored the first goal of her career on a corner play. Allison Corey set up Carli Ciocco for a quick pass to Donovan who punched it in.

Mangold later rebounded a shot from Anna Smarrelli that was saved and shot in the Mountaineers’ third goal.

Shortly afterward, it was Smarrelli’s turn to put points on the board as she used Rachel Fleig’s assist to score App State’s fourth goal.

Mangold and Smarrelli now lead the MAC in goals on the young season with three apiece.

Friederike Stegen finished the tally by scoring the 16th goal of her career. It was the third goal on the day from corners and Ciocco’s second assist, making her the leader in assists in the MAC with four.

App State finished the day with 23 shots, 16 of which were on goal. Henriette Stegen paced the team with six shots on goal, the most of any player in the conference this weekend.

Clark, Corey, Grace Ball, Fien Zwaan and company held the Hoyas to just two shots on the defensive side.

The Mountaineers will look to build on their undefeated start next weekend as they hit the road. App State will visit Rider on Friday at 7 p.m. before meeting Drexel on Sunday at noon.