HPU WLAX: Offense Spreads Wealth in No. 19 High Point’s 13-4 Win over Liberty

Posted by Press Release on April 8, 2018 at 3:48 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

• The Panthers had nine different goal scorers against Liberty
• Sophomore goalkeeper Jill Rall made eight saves
• Senior Erica Perrotta passed the 200 career-point plateau and is two goals shy of the school record for career goals

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The No. 19/25 High Point University women’s lacrosse team used nine different goal scorers to defeat Liberty, 13-4, on Saturday (April 7) at Vert Stadium.

In addition to spreading the wealth at the offensive end, the Panthers (9-2, 3-0 Big South) received a strong effort from sophomore goalkeeper Jill Rall, who made eight saves.

“I thought we did a good job taking advantage of the offensive opportunities we had,” HPU head coach Lyndsey Boswell said. “We created a lot of shots and had nine offensive players scoring goals so I thought that was really something that gave us the confidence that we needed today.”

The Panthers out-shot the Flames (9-3, 2-1), 33-12, and kept Liberty scoreless for the final 20:48 of the first half, taking a halftime lead of 10-1.

Senior Erica Perrotta led the team with five points on three goals and two assists. Her first goal of the game was her 200th career point. Perrotta joins Mackenzie Carroll (2011-14, 263 points) as the only Panthers to reach the 200-point plateau. With three goals today, Perrotta has 127 career goals and sits only two goals behind Carroll, who holds the school record for career goals.

Junior Maggie Williams recorded a career-high four points on a goal and three assists. Freshmen Abby Hormes and Kaely Kyle each added a pair of goals, while senior Brooke Stevens registered a goal and an assist.

Junior Samantha Herman tied the single-game school record for caused turnovers with six. Redshirt-sophomore Meredith Chapman, who has six against Radford, added four caused turnovers.

Next up, the Panthers are right back in action on Monday (April 9), when they host a top-20 showdown with No. 16 Duke at Vert Stadium. First draw is scheduled for 6 p.m.


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