JOHNSON CITY, TN- Welcoming an undefeated rival into town, the ETSU men’s soccer team stepped up to the challenge and shutout Appalachian State 1-0 in Johnson City Saturday night.
The Mountaineers were 4-0 coming into tonight’s match, including two wins over back-to-back SoCon opponents VMI and Belmont. ETSU (2-3) not only handed App State its first loss, but also earned its second win in a row via a shutout.
With the win, ETSU has now defeated the Mountaineers three seasons in a row by way of 1-0 victories. Furthermore, the last seven contests (since 2010) between the two side have ended in a one-goal margin of victory.
“App State was a good team — 4-0 coming in and had full confidence,” said ETSU coach David Casper. “I thought we did a great job to defend today, especially when they put us under pressure in the second half.”
The Bucs broke through with the game’s lone score with 5:00 remaining in the first half. After a shot by Luke Parker (Memphis, Tenn.) ricocheted off the goalkeeper, sophomore Danny Barlow (Newcastle, England) picked up the pieces and buried his third goal of the season.
Courtesy: East Tennessee State Athletics