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Seniors Emily Knapp and Sarah Anderson will be recognized in Sunday's Senior Day match against Liberty.
Courtesy: Appalachian State Athletics
Field Hockey Ready for Weekend Home Matches
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Thursday 10/24/2013 (ET)

BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University field hockey will return to the High Country for a match against Radford on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and a match against Liberty on Sunday at 12 p.m.

The Mountaineers return home after ten-straight away matches for two key NorPac contests. The Apps will also recognize seniors Emily Knapp and Sarah Anderson for Senior Day on Sunday.

SCOUTING THE MOUNTAINEERS

Appalachian (2-13, 1-4 NorPac) will look to improve its NorPac record this weekend after coming off two losses last week to non-conference opponents Temple and Penn.

Laura Malinoski scored the Mountaineers’ only goal on the weekend in the loss to Penn off assists from Hanna French and Knapp.

The Mountaineers will continue to look to Caroline Phillips and Lynnae Luettich, as they have both proven to be offensive threats this season, each tallying three goals.

French currently leads the team in points on the season, recording one goal and five assists.

Goalkeepers Cristina Ceppi and Anderson have split time in goal recently with Anderson notching 26 saves last weekend and Ceppi adding two.

SCOUTING THE HIGHLANDERS

Radford (4-12, 2-3) comes into Friday’s match after a 0-5 loss to NorPac foe Longwood this past weekend.

Marianna Parker has led the Highlanders offensively this season, scoring six goals and tallying one assist.

Goalkeeper Sidney Encarnacion has seen the most time in goal for Radford and has 121 saves on the season.

Radford has seen scoring from seven players on its roster, with four players notching more than one goal.

The Mountaineers and the Highlanders met earlier this season with Radford taking the match 3-1.

SCOUTING THE FLAMES

Liberty (11-4, 5-0) will come into Sunday’s match with an undefeated conference record. The Flames’ got the 7-0 victory over Georgetown last weekend to stretch their winning streak to six-straight matches.

Natalie Barr leads Liberty in goals on the season, tallying 14. Ashlee Krulock follows, recording 10 goals on the season.

Goalkeeper Ann Jefferis has notched 48 goals so far this season and boasts a 10-4 record while in goal.

The Flames have seen scoring from an impressive 15 players on their roster, with 10 scoring multiple goals on the season.

Appalachian and Liberty met two weeks ago when the Flames walked away victorious in a 9-1 win.

WHAT’S NEXT

The Mountaineers will play their last regular season match at home next Friday when they take on Longwood at 6:30 p.m.



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