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Mountaineers play big conference match on Friday against The Citadel before a non-conference game at Francis Marion.
Courtesy: Dave Mayo (Appalachian, '83)
Women's Soccer Hits the Road
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Thursday 10/24/2013 (ET)

BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University women’s soccer returns to action on Friday when they travel to The Citadel and then Francis Marion for a non-conference match on Sunday.

The Mountaineers are currently in fourth in the Southern Conference standings, but remain just three points behind first place Furman.

Last weekend, the Apps tied both Wofford and Furman 0-0 in double overtime games. Megan Roberson earned her second and third shutouts of the season as well.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS: The Citadel enters the match on Friday with a 5-8-2 overall mark, including 3-5-0 in the SoCon. Three players have racked up double-digit points this season for the Bulldogs. Mariana Garcia has 12 points fueled by six goals to lead the team in just seven games. Lea Raedle is right behind with 11 points off of two goals and seven assists. Nicole Levermann has 10 points off of five goals. Naomi Carter has garnered the majority of starts in net and carries a 5-8-2 record. Carter has allowed 40 goals and saved 134 shots so far this season.

SCOUTING THE PATRIOTS: Francis Marion hosts Western Carolina on Friday before dealing with the Mountaineers on Sunday, but currently holds a 1-15 record this season. Chanel Harris leads the Patriots offensively with 14 points off of six goals and two assists. Taylor O’Berry has started 16 games for the Patriots and carries the same record as the team. O’Berry has allowed 43 goals and saved 95 shots this season.


-       The Mountaineers have an 8-3-1 advantage over The Citadel all-time. Appalachian State also leads the short series history with Francis Marion 1-0-1.

-       Megan Roberson is now fourth in program history with seven career shutouts and fifth all-time with 104 career saves.

-       Julia Holz is fifth all-time with 45 career points and fifth with 19 career goals.

-       Samantha Childress is tied for sixth all-time with eight goals in a season.


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