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Izzi Wood notched her fifth goal of the season, while Kerry Eagleston posted her sixth shutout of the year, as App State earned a 1-0 victory over Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Thursday.
Wood scored in the 14th minute of play, finishing into the low far corner, after receiving a feed from Breckyn Monteith at the top of the 18-yard box.
Eagleston made a handful of timely saves for the Mountaineers (5-7-4, 4-4-0), including one just moments after Wood’s goal. Southern Miss (1-8-3, 1-4-2) played a free kick into the box resulting in a shot that ricocheted off the crossbar. Eagleston turned aside a follow-up chance from point-blank range to keep App State in front.
The shutout was the 18th of her career, and the sixth of the season, which matches her total from a season ago, and moves her within one shutout of matching the single-season program record.
App State only tallied five shots in the match, with their best chance, outside of the goal, coming on a left-footed effort from Emma McGibany in the opening minutes of play.
The victory marks the first road win for App State this season, and moves them to the brink of securing a spot in the Sun Belt tournament, which could be locked up as early as later tonight, pending other conference results. The four conference wins doubles the Mountaineers total from a season ago.
App State will take on Louisiana in their home finale, Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+.