Women’s Lacrosse: HPU Posts School Record For Goals in 25-7 Win at Liberty

Posted by Press Release on April 15, 2017 at 6:57 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

• High Point recorded single-game school records in goals (25) and points (39) and tied the program records for assists (14) and caused turnovers (23)
• Senior Samantha Brown posted a career-high nine points with five goals and four assists, including her 50th-career assist
• Junior Darla Poulin matched a career high with six goals, the fourth time this season she has scored five or more goals

LYNCHBURG, Va.—The High Point University women’s lacrosse posted the school record in goals and points in a game with a 25-7 win at Liberty Saturday afternoon (April 15) in Lynchburg, Va.

The Panthers won their 11th-consecutive game, also a school record, and improved to 11-3 on the season and 5-0 in Big South play. High Point broke the school mark for goals (25) and points (39) and tied the program records for assists (14) and caused turnovers (23).

High Point had three runs of four or more goals, including a 9-0 run that kept the Flames (4-11, 3-2 Big South) scoreless for a stretch of 16:09.

“Today was a lot of fun,” HPU head coach Lyndsey Boswell said. “Picking up a team win like this against a very hard working Liberty team on the road is a big accomplishment. I can’t say enough about the chemistry of this team and the way they work for every play. I’m excited to see how we finish this last week and celebrate the seniors next weekend.”

Senior Samantha Brown tallied a career-high nine points with five goals and four assists. The nine points is the third-most in a single game in school history. Brown now has 139 career points, which ranks fifth in school history, and 50 career assists, which is fourth in HPU history.

Junior Darla Poulin matched a career high with six goals and it is the fourth time this season she has scored at least five goals in a match. Junior Erica Perrotta and sophomore Emory Gaeng each scored three goals with three assists.

Freshman Ashley Britton picked up six draw controls and has 50 for the season, the second-most in a single season in school history. With three more, she would break the single-season school record, held by Kristina Renner (52) in 2015.

With the win, High Point has clinched one of the top-two seeds in the Big South Tournament and will receive a bye past the quarterfinals. The Panthers host Campbell on Wednesday (April 19) at Vert Stadium at 6 p.m. The winner of that game will earn the No. 1 seed and host the Big South semifinals (May 5) and final (May 7).


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