BOONE, N.C. – The Appalachian State men’s soccer team concluded an undefeated weekend Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 win over American. This marks the Mountaineers third straight win and second straight shutout.
American falls to 0-3-1 on the season. The Mountaineers move to 3-1-0.
“Two wins and two shutouts, you certainly can’t ask for anymore,” head coach Jason O’Keefe said. “Now we need to recover and have a great week of training to get ready for High Point.”
Sophomore Camden Holbrook was the difference maker for the Black and Gold, notching his first goal of the season in the 41st minute. Junior Juan Hernandez set up Holbrook perfectly, taking the ball down the right sideline and crossing it into the box for Holbrook to finish with his head.
The Mountaineers were in control of the first half, taking nine shots compared to just four by the Eagles. Starting keeper for American, Jake Agnew, was tested throughout the first period, making three saves.
With a 1-0 lead heading into the second half, App State was able to hold off the Eagles’ offense to clinch the win. American pressed the Mountaineer defense, taking six shots with one on goal. App State goalkeeper Jacob Madden was able to keep a clean sheet for the second straight game with the help of his backline. The redshirt freshman ended the match with two saves.
The Mountaineers wrap up five straight home games next weekend with a Saturday (9/14) contest against High Point. The Apps will go on the road to face Elon on Sept. 17. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.