Catching up with the GoASU memorable games countdown starting on July 4th.
Game 27: Women’s Cross Country 4th of 11 at SoCon Championships
Much like our Game 28 prediction, we chose the Blue Ridge Open at which the women’s team finished fourth. This result may have more merit as Appalachian’s top five finishers posted personal bests results. This game is another miss for us as we most likely will not see another Cross Country meet in the top 30. This drops our average to 2/4.
After a strong start, we are now 2/6, assuming most non-revenue sports garner one game in the countdown. Hopefully, the next few games give us a couple of wins. If there is any consolation, five of the six games that have been chosen, we ranked similarly in the 22-30 range.
Game 26: Women’s Tennis 5, East Carolina 2
We selected the Women’s Tennis victory over Elon at #22 in our lineup. It is very unlikely another Women’s Tennis match is selected, so we fall again to 2/5. ECU finished 10-16 on the season, lost in the first round of the CUSA tourny and lost at home to Elon 6-1. In our selection, ASU beat Elon 4-3 at home. Elon finished 16-9 on the season and 5-5 in SoCon play, just like Appalachian.
Game 25: Women’s Soccer 2, UNCG 1
The Women’s soccer game we chose was a road victory at Virginia Commonwealth, which we ranked 28th in our countdown. UNCG finished tied for second in the SoCon standings with a 7-3-1 record, but only recorded one victory outside of conference, finishing with a 8-10-1 overall record. Seems to me SoCon women’s soccer is not particularly strong overall. Regardless, this is another loss for us on our countdown.