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Trailing 1-0 in the 53rd minute, junior Izzi Wood stepped up to the stripe and buried a penalty kick to tie the score for the Mountaineers. However, ETSU answered with a pair of goals late, and App State fell, 3-1, to the Buccaneers at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.
App State (1-2-3) carried the momentum throughout the match, building a number of early opportunities on the attack which led to seven shots in the opening half, with Shannon Studer pressing forward from the back line, and Breckyn Monteith letting fly a pair of first half shots, including one on target.
ETSU (2-2-2) struck first with a goal just nine minutes into play, as Kinsten Evans was able to bounce a shot off the bottom of the crossbar and into the back of the net.
App State countered with the Wood goal early in the second half, when Emma McGibany was fouled inside the 18-yard box. The goal was Wood’s second of the season.
Despite holding an 18-9 shot advantage in the contest, App State surrendered back-to-back goals in the 78th and 80th minutes, to put ETSU back in front.
Wood finished the match with a game-high five shots including two on target, while Stephanie Barbosa came off the bench to also fire two shots into the grasp of Ashton Blair. Monteith also finished with three shots on target.
App State will be back in action Sunday, when they travel to face the College of Charleston. First touch is set for 1 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on Flo FC.