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Kerry Eagleston
Kerry Eagleston had her third clean sheet out of the first four games to open the season.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Posts Another Scoreless Draw

Senior goalkeeper Kerry Eagleston made four saves Sunday afternoon, posting a clean sheet for the third time in four games, as App State battled George Mason to a scoreless draw.

The shutout was the 15th of Eagleston’s career, moving her into third place on the all-time list. App State (1-0-3) out-shot the Patriots (1-1-2) 9-7 on the afternoon.

App State opened the game with a flurry of shots, including two each from Olivia Cohen and Hayley Boyles in the opening 45 minutes of play. Eagleston also made a pair of first half saves, including punching a Patriots shot over the crossbar eight minutes in, to foil a good scoring opportunity.

Five minutes into the second half Eagleston again punched a ball over the crossbar to prevent another quality chance off a George Mason corner kick.

The contest was physical from start to finish with the two teams combining to commit 30 fouls and two yellow cards.

App State will be back in action Sunday when they travel to Clemson for a meeting with the Tigers. Clemson opened the week ranked 18th in the nation in the United Soccer Coaches poll. They went 12-7-1 last season, including a 6-3-1 mark in ACC play.