Men?s Soccer Wins Home Battle versus App. St.
With the win, the Eagles improve to 6-8-0 overall and 2-3-0 in conference play. The Mountaineers fall to 6-6-3 overall and 2-3-1 in league action.
Clendening’s goal in the 87th minute was his second on the day and fifth in his rookie season as the Eagles clinched their first league win since Wofford (Sep. 27).
Appalachian State came out strong early in the first half, producing a 9-2 advantage in shots. But after a pair of opportunities from BJ Reine (
The Mountaineers responded in the 45th minute when J.T. LaBrugere sent a low header eight yards out into the back of the net, thanks to a corner kick pass from Michael Walters.
Both teams went into the locker room with a 1-1 tie. Appalachian State held an 11-7 advantage in shots and a 5-1 lead in corner kicks.
In the 58th minute, Clendening netted his first of two goals to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead. Teammate Patrick Johns (
Again, Appalachian State countered with a goal off the foot of Tim Bender in the 64th minute to tie up the match. Juan Obregon passed to Bender inside the box, and Bender finished with a shot into the left side of the net.
The Eagles had a chance to up their score in the 86th minute when an Appalachian State foul in the box awarded
But less than one minute later, Clendening knocked in the game-winner to give the Eagles a 3-2 edge in the few remaining minutes.
The Georgia Southern defense managed to curb Appalachian State’s opportunities to seven shots in the second half, compared to GSUs eight, and the Mountaineers were unable to even up the score as time expired.
Eagle goalkeeper Joey Ralph (
The Mountaineers edged the Eagles in total shots (18-15) while commanding a 7-1 lead in corner kicks.
- Category: Men's Soccer
- Published on Saturday, 20 October 2007 00:02