@GoASU Memorables Games 20-21

Catching up with the GoASU memorable games countdown starting on July 4th.

Game 21: Football 28, Elon 24

This game hurts because it was on our list as we were narrowing down our choices. It was a great game as Appalachian extended its win streak over Elon to 16 games.  Elon has not beaten Appalachian in football in nearly 50 years. The Mountaineers overcame a 21-0 deficit. The only unfortunate part, is that Appalachian has been so dominant in the series, that wins are expected. Unfortunately, this miss will hurt as much as any as we have fallen to 4/10 in the challenge.

Game 20: Volleyball 3, Georgia Southern 2

We only put one volleyball game into our countdown and that was the NC State win at home. This game and the last game missed above will sting, because it all but guarantees we have several more misses on the way in our countdown. We don’t mind guessing the wrong game in a sport, but incorrectly predicting the number of games per sport will surely add up. At this point, we thought we would be much better than 4/11.


@GoASU Memorable Games 28-30

Catching up with the GoASU memorable games countdown starting on July 4th.

Game 30: Field Hockey 3 Radford 2

We had this game ranked 26th. It was the team’s only road victory on the season in a season that saw only two wins. The other game in contention was a 3-2 home win over Liberty. This gives us one correctly guessed game in the Top 30.

Game 29: Volleyball 3, NCSU 1

We had this game ranked 13th. It was a big win for the program over an ACC school at home. The atmosphere was intense and the students rushed the court after the final point of the match. It is another correct guess which leaves us 2/2. However, the spread between 29th and 13th will hurt us along the way if tiebreakers come into play.

Game 28: Men’s Cross Country 4th of 11 at SoCon Championships

Does close count? We had a meet ranked 27th, but whiffed on the exact meet. Although the team extended its top four conference finish streak to 31 stright years, we didnt feel finishing fourth in conference was memorable enough. We ranked the 4th place finish of 23 teams at the Blue Ridge Open at this spot in the countdown. Appalachian edged out conference foes Furman and Charleston along with East Tennessee State, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington and UNC-Asheville. This result drops us to 2/3 on the list.

Volleyball adds transfer, releases schedule

Appalachian Volleyball announced a incoming transfer and released their 2012 schedule this week. Despite only nine home games on the schedule, the timing of the home games is especially exciting. Seven home games are on the weekend and feature conferennce opponents. Septemeber 29th features a 7pm start opposite of Appalachian’s home football game against Coastal Carolina. Appalachian finishes the last weekend in September against UNC-Greensboro on Septemeber 30th.

On October 6th, Appalachian will host Georgia Southern at 7pm which will come on the heels of the Homecoming football game against Elon. Appalachian hosts another weekend set on Friday October 19th against College of Charleston at 7pm and Saturday, October 20th against The Citadel at 7pm. The Saturday game follows Appalachian battling Wofford on the gridiron.

In November, Appalachian hosts Western Carolina on the only weeknight game on the conference slate at 7pm. Appalachian concludes the regular season with another weekend set against Samford and Chattanooga. The weekend includes a 7pm start on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th at 2:30. Appalachian Football will host Furman on Saturday as part of Black Saturday.

In all, Appalachian will have three weekend home games with three on Saturday. The weekend of September 29th may interfere with football as the Coastal Carolina game could be the night game. The two other Saturday games will start right after the football games, which will most likely kickoff at 3:3opm.

The non-conference slate includes opponents from several BCS conferences. Seton Hall and Minnesota will participate in the James Madison Invitational. Houston and Missouri are included in the Lipscomb Invitational. The VCU Invitational includes Virginia and Georgetown. The Wake Forest Black & Gold Challenge includes the Demon Deacons, Toledo, and Campbell.

¬†Matt Ginipro also announced the addition of Dalton Tolliver, 6’1″ middle blocker from University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Tolliver was the America East Rookie of the Year and was a second team All-America East honoree. Tolliver will join liberos Kim Adkins and Meghan Mahoney, Outside Hitters Jessica Keller and Emily Corrigan, Setter Paige Brown, sister of current player Lauren Brown, and Middle Blocker Hailey Kerr.