BOONE, N.C. – App State women’s basketball released the non-conference portion of the 2021-22 schedule on Thursday.
The Mountaineers will play seven games at the Holmes Center and six contests on the road, highlighted with showdowns at ACC foes, North Carolina and Duke.
“We’re very excited to have a full non-conference schedule after a unique 2020-21 season,” head coach Angel Elderkin said. “When we put the schedule together, we wanted to stay in the state and around the region. Our matchups at home and on the road will get us ready for the Sun Belt, and we can’t wait to see our fans this season at Holmes!”
App State will open the season on Nov. 9 at home against Lees-McRae before hitting the road to Macon, Ga. to face Mercer two days later. The Bears won 19 contests last season, the Southern Conference championship and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The Apps return to the Holmes Center to welcome North Carolina Central (Nov. 14) followed by a matchup against the Tar Heels on Nov. 17 in Chapel Hill. After hosting Winston-Salem State (Nov. 22), the Black and Gold will play back-to-back road affairs against Duke (Nov. 24) and UNC Asheville on Nov. 28 to round out the November slate.
Appalachian hosts former SoCon rival ETSU to open December followed by a Sunday road contest at Gardner-Webb on Dec. 5.
Three of the final four non-conference games will take place at the Holmes Center, beginning with Wofford a week later on Dec. 12. Davidson on Dec. 15 is the final road matchup before Old Dominion (Dec. 18) and EKU (Dec. 21) round out the slate before Sun Belt play.
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The Mountaineers are aiming for a second straight winning season and a third in four years. App State returns key pieces such as Michaela Porter, Brooke Bigott, Janay Sanders and Faith Alston, while a new-look feel will be instilled as Appalachian brings in eight newcomers and two new assistant coaches.