Men’s Soccer Downs Richmond With Late Goal

Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 11:07 am

Sept. 11, 2012. DAVIDSON – Sophomore Kirstian Lee-Him scored a 90th minute goal for the Mountaineers, as Appalachian State University men’s soccer defeated Richmond 1-0 on the final day of the Davidson adidas Classic at Davidson’s Alumni Stadium.

With the victory, Appalachian improves to 3-1-1, as the Spiders fall to 1-3-1. 

The Mountaineers were threatening all match long, outshooting Richmond 21-7. Six of the Apps’ shots were on goal. Sophomore Stanley Broaden put two shots on goal, while four other Apps each recorded one. 

After a scoreless 89 minutes, Lee-Him got behind the backline and received a cross from sophomore Sekani Sinclair. Lee-Him fed the ball past Richmond goalkeeper Chris Grover for the game-winning goal for his first career goal. 

Sophomore Paul West got his first victory of the season and second shutout of his career, making two saves and leading the defense, who recorded their fourth shutout in five matches. 

The Black and Gold will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 14 when they travel to Wilmington, N.C. to compete in the UNCW Hilton Garden In n Classic. The Apps will face Binghamton in the opening match at 5 p.m. and Saint Mary’s two days later at 11:30 a.m.

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