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App Men’s Soccer falls 3-1 to HPU

Aug. 20, 2012. Appalachian State University men’s soccer fell 3-1 in its preseason opener against High Point Saturday night at the Vert Track, Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium.

Amhanesi nets the lone goal for the Apps in 3-1 at High Point on Saturday. Photo courtesy of ASU Athletics

The Mountaineers struck first in the 17th minute as freshman Ewahia Amhanesi found the back of the net, putting the App State ahead.

The Panthers responded quickly with a goal in the 26th minute as Leon Carby beat Appalachian goalkeeper Paul West to level the score at 1-1.

HPU then took the lead in the 61st minute when Adam Sewell scored off an Austin Yearwood assist. The Panthers added an insurance goal in the 66th minute as Carby tallied his second of the night.

The Apps were out shot 18-9, and three of the Mountaineer shots came on goal. Playing the whole match, West tallied eight saves and senior Josiah Trower lead ASU with four shots.

The Mountaineers will finish their preseason schedule on Monday, Aug. 20 when they return home to face VMI. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.