HARRISONBURG, Va. – Appalachian State University men's soccer fell to the Vermont Catamounts on Sunday, 3-1.
"We played very well. We created more opportunities through the run of play and fell asleep on three set pieces," said head coach Matt Nelson. "It was pretty uncharacteristic of our team in that aspect, but there are definitely positives to take out of this game. A majority of our team played and played well. Once we find a way to put 90 minutes together we will be difficult to beat."
The Mountaineers (0-1-1) scored first in the match in the 18th minute on a goal from Patrick Harrow. Alex Herbst tapped a ball off a free kick to Harrow who scored to the left side to give the Apps an early 1-0 advantage.
Later in the half in the 39th minute, Vermont would tie the game on a goal from Teddy Gula who headed it in off of a corner kick. Just one minute later in the 40th minute, Vermont would take the lead when Nile Walwyn scored on a bad clearance from the Mountaineers off of another corner kick.
The score would remain 2-1 until the 76th minute when the Catamounts tallied another goal. Brian Wright took advantage of a turnover and took it himself to give Vermont a 3-1 lead.
Paul West started for the Mountaineers in goal and made six saves on the afternoon. Trey Hemphill led the team in shots with five, including two on goal. Harrow had two shots, including his goal earlier in the game.
App State will have a few days off before they travel to Navy on Friday, Sept. 5 and UMBC on Sunday, Sept. 7. Kick off against Navy is set for 7 p.m. On Sunday, they will kick off against UMBC at 1 p.m.