Site: High Point, N.C. (Vert Stadium)
Score: High Point 19, Radford 4
Records: High Point (6-6, 4-0), Radford (4-11, 3-2)
Next HPU Event: Sunday, April 18th vs. Liberty
HIGHT POINT, N.C. — The High Point University women’s lacrosse team won its four consecutive Big South game and their fifth overall with a 19-4 win over Big South opponent Radford. Abby Hormes and Ashley Britton led the Panthers with seven points each. Hormes had five goals and two assists, while Britton had three goals and four assists.
The Panthers also had huge contributions from fellow senior Rachel Foster and junior Mena Loescher. Foster had a season-high four goals and one assist, while Loescher set a career-high in points with six and a career-high in assists with five. The Panthers had 41 shots on Radford and were in constant control of the game from the first whistle.
“I am really impressed with my team today,” Coach Lyndsey Boswell said after the 19-4 win over Radford. “I was really proud of the way the came out today after being a little flat in the first minute or two. Really stepping up and making a big improvement on our transition game I thought that was really good. You know to score to 19 goals at hhome that is always fun and we got everyone on the field. I am excited about where we are right now.”
The Panthers put pressure on Radford from the start and scored the first six goals of the game to break the will of the Highlanders. Foster got the Panthers on the board first on an assist from fellow senior Ashley Britton. After a goal from fellow senior Kaely Kyle, Foster scored again, this time on a helper from Loescher. Loescher then assisted on the next two goals of the afternoon, one from Hormes, and then the hat trick goal from Foster.
After three straight assists from Loescher, she put one in the net for her only goal of the day on a helper from Hormes. Radford scored two consecutive goals to make it 6-2, but then it was all Panthers the remainder of the first half as they went on an incredible 9-0 run to end the half and make it 15-2 for the Panthers at the break. During that run, there was non-stop Panther pressure in the offensive end, including two goals apiece from Hormes and Britton. Foster also chipped in with her fourth goal of the game. Emma Genovese got into the scoring column with two of her own, and Julia Nicastro and Emma Eustace scored their first goals of the season during the run.
The Panthers continued their hot ways with the first four goals of the second half to extend their lead to 19-2. Hormes scored two more goals during this run, as well as the first goal of the day for Kay Rosselli, plus another one from Britton.
Rosselli also added an assist on the last Panther goal of the day from Hormes. Radford scored the final two goals of the game, but it was well out of reach at that point and the Panthers won 19-4.
The Panthers had 14 assists on the day, which tied a program record for 4th most all-time. The Panthers also improved their career record against Radford to 5-0 all-time.
UP NEXT: There is no break for the Panthers and they have a non-conference game at home against Liberty tomorrow, on Sunday, April 18th. The game will start at 1:00 pm and will be streamed on ESPN+.