Site: High Point, N.C. (Vert Stadium)
Score: High Point 1, Campbell 2
Records: High Point (0-5-2) Campbell (2-2-2)
HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University Women’s soccer team to Campbell Saturday evening inside Vert Stadium in HPU’s Big South Opener.
Brandi Fontaine: We did not get the game started how we had hoped to, we had some momentum but then we got frazzled in a few moments unfortunately that took over. I couldn’t be prouder of the team and how they responded after those two goals went in. The rest of the game especially in the second half was the team we have been waiting for to arrive. The fight they had, they played for each other, they competed, they looked for opportunities going to the goal I could not have asked for a better response. I am extremely proud of the second half and we will build off of this heading into Asheville on Wednesday.
Campbell applied offensive pressure early taking a free-kick that was stopped by the Panthers’ defense.
In the 14th minute, Campbell struck first scoring the first goal of the game. Campbell stayed on the attack and added a second goal in the 20th.
In the 27th minute, HPU nearly found its first goal of the game as Skyler Prillaman just missed the goal wide.
Prat just missed wide in the 40th minute, in a strong effort from long range as the Panthers remained on the hunt for their first goal of the contest.
Prillaman delivered another quality moment for HPU as she fired a shot in the 56th minute that the Camel’s keeper dove and made the save to protect the Campbell lead.
In the 75th minute, Morgan Hairston made a diving save to keep the game at two, in the same minute Lily Neubauer crossed a ball over to Magdalena Schwarz to put the Panthers on the board 2-1. It was Neubauer’s first point in her collegiate career.
In the 84th minute, Hairston made another thrilling save to keep it a one-goal game as HPU pushed hard for the last five minutes of the game to find the equalizer.
The final play of the game came in the 90th minute, Alex Deperno sent a ball into the box that Juliette Vidal head just wide.
The Panthers head up the mountain to Asheville, to face the Bulldogs on Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:00 PM.