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Skyler Walk scored in the 68th minute, while Kerry Eagleston posted her fifth shutout of the season, as App State defeated Old Dominion, 1-0, Friday at The Valley.
Walk’s goal was the first of her career. It came on a free kick from just beyond midfield. She served a long ball into the center of the box and Mumu Guisasola and Oliva Cohen both went flying in, to try to get on the other end of it. While neither was able to reach the ball, their presence froze Monarchs (5-7-2, 3-3-1) goalkeeper Emily Bredek, allowing the ball to bounce past her, into the back of the net.
App State (4-7-4, 3-4-0), was out-shot 15-9, but got the better of things in terms of quality. Breckyn Monteith nearly got the Mountaineers on the board midway through the first half, but her volley sailed just wide of the net. Monteith and Izzi Wood each finished with a team-high three shots, while Shannon Studer added two, both of which were on target.
Eagleston made her biggest save in the 75th minute, punching a free kick shot over the crossbar, to keep the Mountaineers in front. Eagleston not only finished with her fifth shutout of the season, but also tallied the 17th shutout of her career, in addition to notching eight saves.
Izzy Lusardi made her first start for the Mountaineers, becoming the 19th different App State player to earn a starting nod this season. Meanwhile the back line duo of Walk and Kaitlyn Little played all 90 minutes for App State.
The Mountaineers will have the weekend off before taking to the road next week as they face off with Southern Miss., Thursday at 3 p.m.