WINSTON-SALEM, N.C — Appalachian State University field hockey’s three goals in the second half were not enough to keep pace with No. 16 Wake Forest, falling 8-3 on the road.
The Demon Deacons entered Sunday’s contest winners in five of their previous seven games. Wake tallied at least three goals in its victories during that stretch.
Appalachian (4-10, 0-3 MAC) netted a trio of second-half scores, all from different student-athletes. Junior Melissa Nobile notched the first Mountaineers’ goal in the 46th minute. Junior Ali Williams recorded the assist on Nobile’s fourth goal of the season.
Sophomore Veerle Van Heertum buried her second goal of the weekend in the 68th minute. Freshman Friederike Stegen and sophomore Chloe Bell picked up the assists on Van Heertum’s late goal.
Stegen also capped off her stellar weekend with a goal in the game’s final minute. The freshman and Van Heertum both scored a goal in each game this weekend.
Sophomore Annette Jarosz recorded her fourth defensive save of the season. Jarosz entered the weekend with the Mid-American Conference lead in the category.
The Mountaineers earned four penalty corners, three of which were in the second half. Appalachian also fired four of its six total shots in the game’s final period.
Appalachian returns home Friday for Senior Night at Adcock Field. The Mountaineers battle MAC foe Central Michigan at 6 p.m.