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ASU Men’s Soccer Settles for 0-0 Tie in Double OT

Photo courtesy of Dave Mayo and Appalachian Sports Information

Sept. 10, 2012. DAVIDSON – Appalachian State University men’s soccer recorded its first draw of the season, as the Mountaineers found themselves in a double-overtime deadlock with USC Upstate, settling for a 0-0 draw Saturday evening at Davidson’s Alumni Stadium.

With the draw, the Apps move to 2-1-1, as the Spartans match App State’s record, also going to 2-1-1.

Junior goalkeeper Danny Free was tested all match, saving five Upstate shots for the match. The Mountaineers could only manage two shots on goal as senior Lee Williams and sophomore Sekani Sinclair both troubled Spartan goalkeeper, Dani Alvarado.

This is the first draw Appalachian has recorded since last season when the Apps closed out a scoreless match with conference foe Furman on Oct. 22, 2011.

The Mountaineers outshot the Spartans 17-9, winning the shot total in each half and overtime periods. ASU tallied seven shots in the opening period, compared to USC Upstate’s three.

The Apps will be back in action in the final day of the Davidson adidas Classic on Monday, Sept. 10 when the Black and Gold takes on Richmond. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. from Alumni Stadium.