PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The App State field hockey team (3-1) fell short for the first time this season against Drexel (1-2), in a game that ended with a 1-1 tie in regulation. The Dragons gained the upperhand in a 3-2 penalty shootout.
The Mountaineers held Drexel to just one goal in 80 minutes of play. Goalkeeper Addie Clark tallied eight saves, four of which were in the 20 minutes of two overtime periods that saw 11 combined shots between the two teams.
The senior saved two more in the opening plays of the shootout. Clark leads the Mid-American Conference with 20 saves this season. She also leads the conference in shutouts (2) and goals against average with a percentage of .361, having given up just two goals in four games.
Just after a scoreless first half, Friederike Stegen scored the first goal of Sunday’s game on a corner play that was inserted by Pauline Mangold and set by Carli Ciocco.
Stegen has scored a goal in all of App State’s games so far, leading the MAC in goals with four. Ciocco’s assist gave her five on the season, making her the conference leader in the assists category.
App State finished with 12 shots (five on goal) and seven corners. Allison Corey paced the squad with four shots, two of which were on target. Corey also had the team’s first defensive save of the season to force overtime.
The Mountaineers will return to the state of North Carolina to visit Duke on Friday at 6 p.m. Streaming options and live stats will be available at appstatesports.com.