ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Appalachian State scored twice in the second period and then held off a furious UNC Asheville charge in the third period as the Mountaineers slipped past the Bulldogs, 2-1 in men’s college exhibition soccer action Friday afternoon at Carolina Day Soccer Field.
The Bulldogs trailed 2-0 entering the final period as the teams played three 30-minute halves. Asheville made a furious comeback and scored once but could not get the equalizer.
Bulldog sophomore Zach Joens scored for the Blue & White in the 82nd minute off a corner kick. His corner kick was caught by ASU goalkeeper Jaren Bradley and he backed up slightly into the goal for an Asheville goal.
The Blue & White out-shot ASU 6-2 in the third period with the Apps holding a 10-9 advantage for the game.
Appalachian State scored two goals to take a 2-0 lead in the second period. Stephen Chapman took a pass from Patrick Harrow at 33:36 to score the Mountaineers first goal at 1-0.
The Apps made it 2-0 almost 20 minutes later off a free kick. Alex Herbst made a direct pass to Mason McCarter on a free kick. McCarter connected from 22 yards out at 52:37.
Both teams used their benches liberally throughout the match. ASU held a 7-5 edge in corner kicks.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday when they’ll host Charlotte at Carolina Day School starting at 5 p.m.