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Senior Collin Taylor is expected to make his final home regular-season start on Tuesday.
Courtesy: DCMayo (Appalachian, '83)
Men's Soccer Hosts Wofford for Home Finale
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Monday 10/24/2011 (ET)

BOONE, N.C. - After 11-straight games without a loss, Appalachian State men's soccer (8-2-4, 3-0-2 SoCon) is prepared for its final home contest of the regular season as the Apps host Southern Conference foe Wofford (4-10-1, 0-5 SoCon) on Tuesday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at ASU Soccer Stadium at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.

Saturday's soccer game will be taped by GoASU TV and will be available for on-demand viewing following the conclusion of the match.

ASU CONTINUES NATION'S THIRD LONGEST UNBEATEN STREAK

- Appalachian State's current 11-game unbeaten streak is the third longest in Division I men's soccer. New Mexico (13-0-2 overall) and Cornell (8-0-4 in its last 12) join ASU as the only three teams in the nation with double-digit streaks.

- ASU is currently ranked No. 7 in the South region by the NSCAA, a drop of two spots since last week.

IN THE RECORD BOOK

- Goalkeeper Danny Free has six shutouts on the season, tied for fifth most by a Mountaineer. He stands one shutout away from tying the school-best of seven, last set in 2002 by Greg Brooks.

- Senior Collin Taylor has 145 career saves, ninth most on ASU's all-time list.

- Appalachian's back-to-back draws last week are the most consecutive ties in program history, previously accomplished in 2004 and 1983.

WOFFORD SERIES HISTORY

- Appalachian has dominated the all-time series, 14-1-1. Wofford's only win was a 1-0 victory in 2009-the teams' most-recent meeting in Boone. The squads tied 1-1 in 2004.

STATISTICAL RANKINGS

- In the latest NCAA statistics report (including games through Oct. 24), Appalachian State ranks 4th in the nation in goals-against average (0.40), 4th in shutout percentage (9 of 14) and 5th in save percentage (88.7%), leading the SoCon in all three categories.

- As an individual, Danny Free ranks 4th nationally in goals-against average (0.46) and 5th in save percentage (88.4%); both figures are league-bests.

APPS' LAST TIME OUT

- On Saturday, Appalachian and Furman dueled to a 0-0 tie, the Apps' second scoreless draw of the week. Free had fives saves in net, while senior Sean Dreybus notched a team-high three shots.

- Dreybus continues to lead the Mountaineers with six goals, while classmate Mark Bridges and freshman Nicholas Skoda each have four assists.

SCOUTING THE TERRIERS

- On Saturday, Davidson's Andrew Dilallio's header in the 77th minute gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead over Wofford. Despite seven shots on goal, the Terriers were unable to score and Davidson picked up the 1-0 win.

- Alex Hutchins leads Wofford with five goals and 11 points. Forrest Lasso and Turner Almond have each recorded a team-high three assists.

WOFFORD QUICK FACTS

Location: Spartanburg, S.C.
Enrollment: 1,525
2010 Record: 3-11-3
2010 SoCon Record/Finish: 1-6 (7th)
Head Coach: Ralph Polson (Erskine, 1980)
Record at Wofford: 25-37-7 (fourth season)
Coach Career Record: 221-141-33 (21st season)



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