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Mountaineers set to play Lipscomb and Belmont in the Lipscomb Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.
Courtesy: Bill McCarter
Men's Soccer Heads to Music City USA
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Thursday 09/19/2013 (ET)
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BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University men’s soccer will travel to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend and participate in the Lipscomb Invitational.

The Mountaineers will challenge the host Bisons of Lipscomb on Friday with the match set to kick off at 8:30 p.m. (EST). With the day off on Saturday, the squad will finish their weekend in Nashville with a Sunday tilt with the Belmont Bruins. Kick off for that game is set for 1 p.m. (EST).

LAST TIME OUT: Appalachian State hosted USC Upstate last Saturday and drew the Spartans, 1-1 in double overtime. The Mountaineers were able to punch in a late goal from Trey Hemphill in the 75th minute and force the match into extra time. Danny Free received the starting nod in net and made two saves on the night.

SCOUTING THE BISONS: Lipscomb enters the weekend with a 3-2 overall mark in 2013. Omar Djabi is the Bisons leading offensive player entering action on Friday having tallied four goals and an assist on 10 shots. The keeper for Lipscomb has been Micah Bledsoe this season. Bledsoe has all of the Bisons decisions in 2013 with a 3-2 mark and has allowed six goals with 17 saves and producing 1.20 goals against per game. The game marks only the second time in program history that the Mountaineers will face Lipscomb. The last meeting was in 2001 and App State came away with a 2-0 victory.

SCOUTING THE BRUINS: Belmont enters play this weekend sporting a 2-2 record for the 2013 campaign. Offensively, AJ Arnold leads the Bruins in most categories. Arnold has scored two goals on seven shots this season with one game-winning goal. Rector Grayson has handled goalkeeping duties for the Bruins allowing just six goals with 16 saves while producing 1.47 goals against per game.  The Mountaineers and Bruins have met only one time prior to the teams taking the field on Sunday. Appalachian State downed Belmont last season 1-0.

You can follow along with live stats for each game with the following links:

Friday, September 20 – @ Lipscomb – LIVE STATS

Sunday, September 22 – vs. Belmont – LIVE STATS


Full recaps and final statistics will be made available at appstatesports.com following each game.



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