"It could have gone either way," UTC Head Coach J.D. Kyzer said. "We had the majority of opportunities today. D.K. [Henry] was in the box a lot and Becca [Smith] hit the post a couple of times, but it just didn't work in our favor."
The Mocs are now 6-7-2 overall and 1-6-1 in Southern Conference play while the Mountaineers move to 5-9-2 overall and 1-5-2 in league action.
Junior Becca Smith (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) scored her 13th goal of the year off a pass from junior Kelsey Swann (Hixson, Tenn.) and sent a deep shot into the top left corner out of the reach of Appalachian State keeper Amy Kolowsky at the 32:40 mark of the game.
"Becca had her back to the goal," Kyzer said. "She got the pass from Kelsey and turned and hit it with her right foot into the corner."
Appalachian State got off a quick goal to start the second half and that was all that was needed to send the match into overtime. Hannah Coad scored her second goal of the year in the 48th minute with one touch on a through ball from Sydney Hill and Meggie Graham.
Chattanooga's best opportunity to win in regulation came with less than four minutes to play in regulation. Henry was in the box and slotted a pass to Smith whose shot careened off the post.
The Mountaineers outshot Chattanooga 23-18 and had 10 shots on goal to UTC's seven. Smith had seven shots in the game with five on goal while freshman Crystal Mackezyk (Columbia, Tenn.) had five shots with her one on goal coming in the final minute of regulation. Sophomore keeper Taylor Mangrum (Franklin, Tenn.) had nine saves, all in regulation.
"I'm proud of this team," Kyzer said. "They work hard every day and Friday's game was tough. It's hard to recover from that and play again two days later with as many injuries as we have right now."
The Mocs return to action Friday, October 21 at Finley Stadium against Georgia Southern to begin the final homestand of the season.
1 32:40 UTC Becca Smith (13) Kelsey Swann
2 47:24 ASU Hannah Coad (2) Sydney Hill, Meggie Graham