• High Point set a new HPU Div. I record with 10 goals in the 10-0 win over Laurel University
• Freshman Avery Ryan scored four second-half goals to set a new HPU Div. I record.
• Seven different players found the back of the net for High Point.
HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University men’s soccer team scored an HPU Div. I single-game record 10 goals in its 10-0 win over Laurel University on Monday morning at Vert Stadium. Freshman Avery Ryan scored an HPU Div. I record four goals in the win.
High Point opened the scoring in the 28th minute on a goal by redshirt-freshman Sean Cowdrey, his first of the season. Junior Collin Sweeney carried the ball in from the right side and hit a pass across the face of goal. Cowdrey ran onto the pass and scored from just in front of goal to put HPU up, 1-0.
The Panthers doubled their lead just one minute later when sophomore Brandon Sloan curled a shot in from 30-yards out to make the score 2-0. High Point earned a free kick and Cowdrey played a square ball to Sloan who settled it with his first touch before hitting a shot into the top right corner of the goal.
Redshirt-freshman Yosef Teffera scored his first collegiate goal in the 37th minute to push the Panthers lead to 3-0. Cowdrey got his head on a ball into the box and sent it towards goal, but the attempt was blocked. The rebound fell to the feet of Teffera who scored on the open net.
High Point scored seven times in the first 20 minutes of the second half, including four goals by Ryan. Redshirt-junior Cameron Foster, redshirt-sophomore Pat Shelton and sophomore Renato Punyed all scored for the Panthers. Irvin Ramirez
The Panthers’ 10 goals eclipsed the previous HPU Div. I single-game record of nine goals set against Randolph College in 2007. Ryan broke the previous HPU Div. I individual single-game record of three goals, which was held by Matt Tuttle and Barry Mitchell, and Ramirez tied the HPU Div. I record with three assists in the contest.
HPU finished the game with a 31-1 edge in shots, putting 17 on frame while holding Laurel without a shot on target. Redshirt-junior Kody Palmer earned his third win of the season in goal, improving to 3-3-1 on the season.
High Point next travels to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to take on the University of Pittsburgh Panthers on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The game will kickoff at 7 p.m.