Match #7: NC State (4-2) vs. Appalachian State (2-3)
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7
Where: Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Soccer Field)
All-time Series Record: First Meeting
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RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State goes for its longest-winning streak in the Steve Springthorpe era Friday night when Appalachian State comes to Dail Soccer Field for a tilt scheduled for 7 p.m.
Papa John's will be giving out free pizza to students on the concourse, while supplies last. This match is also part of the Fall Residence Hall Challenge. Check in can also be found on the stadium concourse.
If you can't make it to campus on Friday night, the game will be shown for free in its entirety live on GoPack.com All-Access.
Winners of four matches in a row, a fifth-straight victory would mark the longest for the program since the 2008 club opened the year with seven-consecutive victories.
The programs tidy play of late has seen the club allow just one goal in the last four games, while conversely the offense has produced 11 goals over the same time frame.
Freshman Shannon Colligan leads the squad with three goals and six total points, while sophomore Cheyenne Spade has five points on one goal and three assists. Freshman Brittany Stanko and red-shirt sophomore Jennie Krauser each have contributed four points.
Red-shirt sophomore goalkeeper Victoria Hopkins has played all but 11 minutes in net this season, and owns a 1.02 goals-against-average with two shutouts.
The matchup with the Mountaineers is the the third-straight game for the Pack against a member of the Southern Conference. Last weekend State earned victories over The Citadel and Elon by scores of 5-0 and 3-0, respectively.
The Apps are coming off a 3-0 win over Longwood last Sunday. The club is 0-9 all-time against the ACC with the most recent setback coming against Clemson earlier this season.
Freshman goalkeeper Megan Roberson recorded her second shutout of the season against the Lancers last weekend. She is the daughter of Art Roberson, a former men's golfer at NC State from 1984-87.
Assistant coach Lindsay Cobb is in her eighth season at Appalachian State. She ranks second in NC State history with 396 career saves.
Merlin Beckwith and Kate Ward lead the Mountaineer attack with three points apiece.
NC State heads back on the road to take on Kansas this Sunday at 1 p.m., in Lawrence, Kan., and then opens ACC play next Thursday at Virginia in Charlottesville at 7 p.m. That match will be televised on FOX Soccer as the NSCAA Game of the Week.