HPU MLAX Drops Road Contest to UMBC

Site: Baltimore, Md. (UMBC Stadium)
Score: UMBC 19, High Point 13
Records: High Point (2-6), UMBC (4-1)
Next HPU Event: Friday, March 13, — vs VMI (Baltimore, Md.)

BALTIMORE, Md. – The High Point University men’s lacrosse team (2-6) fell to UMBC (4-1) on the road 19-13 on Saturday. Dalton Sulver and Tyler Hendrycks led HPU in scoring on the day with three goals each.

“UMBC dominated us in every facet of the game so hats off to their players and their staff,” head coach Jon Torpey said. “We have a lot of work to do this week as we head into conference. I’m excited to see how the guys respond.”

The Retrievers opened up the first with a goal, Jake Schleppy answered with a rocket of a shot to tie the game at one, nearly a minute later. UMBC scored a second goal but the Panthers would not be down for long as Sulver scored to tie the game at two. UMBC went on a three-goal run to end the first quarter. After one the Retrievers led 5-2.

UMBC picked up where it left off and went on a 3-0 to start the second quarter. Mitchel Snyder brought an end to the 6-0 Retriever run with a goal of his own. UMBC would add one more. With 2:38 remaining in the second quarter the Panthers went on a 3-0 run. Schleppy got it started with a goal to make it a 9-4 game. He was assisted by Sulver. With 2:13 left Colin Clothier scored to put the game at 9-5. Then with 1:07 remaining Asher Nolting scored a highlight-reel worthy behind the back goal to make it 9-6 heading into halftime. High Point scored three goals in a minute and thirty-one seconds in the second quarter.

Nolting finished with two points against UMBC. Nolting has recorded a point in every game he played in at HPU (38 games). His 38-game streak ranks 11th in the nation. He has 191 points during this steak. He is also currently on a 22-game goal streak with 55 goals scored during this stretch which is ranked ninth in the nation. Nolting is the SOCON’s active leader in points.

UMBC put together another strong start in the third quarter going on a 3-0 run. Hendrycks scored to stop the Retriever run. Hendrycks was assisted by Devon Buckshot. Hendrycks’ goal made it 12-7. UMBC scored two more goals following the Panther goal. Sulver ended the third quarter by scoring his second and third goals on the day. Sulver’s goals were separated by less than two minutes. Sulver brought HPU within five. UMBC led 14-9 after three.

Hendrycks scored a goal a minute into the fourth quarter to make it a four-goal game. Hendrycks was assisted by Schleppy. Schleppy finished with three points on the day, scoring two goals and adding an assist. UMBC scored to extend the lead back to five. Hendrycks scored with 11:17 to make it 15-11, he was assisted by Hunter Vines. UMBC scored three more goals. Snyder scored his second goal of the day to make the score 18-12, it was Snyder’s fourth goal of the season. Buckshot scored with 1:44 left in the fourth quarter which made the score 18-13. UMBC scored a goal with 11 seconds left to make it 19-13.

Parker Green was in goal for 40:30 and recorded 11 saves. Antonio Arcona came in for 19:30 and finished with one save.

Up Next: High Point returns home to Vert Stadium to begin SOCON play. The Panthers will host Virginia Military Institute on Friday (March 13).