WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – App State women’s soccer fell to No. 23 Wake Forest, 2-0, on Sunday evening at Spry Stadium.
Appalachian faced its second opponent on the road that went to the NCAA Tournament in 2018, as WF went to the Sweet 16.
“Tonight was a huge test for us,” head coach Sarah Strickland said. “Wake Forest went to the Sweet 16 last year and is ranked nationally. I’m so proud of
how the girls battled tonight. We stayed extremely organized and defended like champions. I look forward to opening at home next weekend and welcoming
all of App Nation to our new turf stadium.”
The Mountaineers weren’t able to find their rhythm on offense with a shot on goal by Hayley Boyles (Wake Forest, N.C./Heritage). Tess Cairney (Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley) also tallied a shot for the Black and Gold.
WF’s Ashley Frank scored the game’s first goal at 25′ to put the hosts up 1-0. It wouldn’t be until the 86th minute when Ryanne Brown tacked on a late goal to give the Deacons a 2-0 edge.
Kerry Eagleston (Winston-Salem, N.C./West Forsyth) made her second consecutive start to the season, stopping four shots and playing all 90 minutes.
“Thank you to all of the fans and App State women’s soccer alumni that traveled to Wake Forest to support us tonight,” Strickland said.
App will face Duquesne in the first of back-to-back home matches on Friday at 2 p.m. in the home opener at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.