• High Point lost to Campbell by a score of 1-0 on Wednesday night.
• The game-winning goal by Campbell came off a corner in the 82nd minute.
• The Panthers drop to 6-6-4 overall with the loss.
HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University men’s soccer team fell at home to Campbell by a score of 1-0 on Wednesday night at Vert Stadium. The loss drops HPU back to .500 on the season.
“This was our worst performance of the season,” head coach EJ O’Keeffe said. “You have to give Campbell credit, they came in here with a game plan and executed well. This wasn’t a pretty soccer game and we played into that. We have got to perform better, especially in these last two games if want to be playing in the conference tournament.”
The Panthers move to 6-6-4 overall and 2-3-2 in the Big South with the loss to Campbell. The win improves Campbell’s record to 7-7-0 overall and 3-3-0 in conference play.
The game remained scoreless until the 82nd minute when Campbell’s Isaiah Page scored off a corner kick to break the stalemate. The Camels’ Josh Signey hit an in-swinging delivery that HPU keeper Kody Palmer seemed to catch, but a collision caused Palmer to drop the ball to Page who hammered it into the net.
HPU outshot Campbell by a 15-11 margin on the night and put five shots on target compared to three for the Camels. Palmer stopped three shots in the loss for HPU.
High Point heads to Boiling Springs, N.C., this weekend to take on Gardner-Webb on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. The Panthers picked up a 1-0 win at home over GWU last season with Adam Storm scoring the only goal of the night.