Site: Clinton, S.C. (Martin Stadium)
Score: High Point 5, Presbyterian 0
Records: High Point (3-6-2) (3-1), Presbyterian (1-11-1) (0-4-1)
CLINTON, S.C. – The High Point University women’s soccer team defeated Presbyterian in a spirited 5-0 team effort that saw five different Panthers contribute. Skyler Prillaman, Chloe Le Franc, and Emily Mashinski scored in the first half to give HPU a 3-0 lead at halftime. Magdalena Schwarz and Juliette Vidal added goals in the second half as HPU picked its third Big South win with a 5-0 road victory on Saturday (Oct. 2) night.
Brandi Fontaine: Tonight, was a great win and total team effort. To get every player that traveled with us on the field was huge! I was extremely proud of our continued efforts to execute in the final third. Leaving here with five different goal scorers says a lot about how strong we are. I believe the team is starting to see all the hard work pay off that they put in over the preseason. Their confidence is rising and it’s exciting to see them believing in what they are capable of as a group.
HPU wasted no time in getting the scoring going as the Panthers struck first in the 4th minute, Prillaman scored, she was assisted by Vidal. Prillaman now has three goals on the season.
HPU kept the pressure on even after the first goal adding two more shots one from Mashinski and one from Schwarz in the 6th then 12th minute as HPU looked to add to their lead.
The Panthers found a second goal in the 19th minute as Le Franc scored her second goal in as many games. The grad student put her Panthers up 2-0 just 20 minutes into the contest on the road in Clinton.
From graduate students to freshmen it was a full team effort, ten minutes later, Mashinski added the third goal of the night for the Purple & White. Her early shooting in the first half paid off, Mashinski now has two goals and an assist so far on the season.
HPU took a 3-0 lead into the break at halftime.
18 minutes into the second half, HPU found its fourth goal of the evening as Schwarz scored to put High Point up 4-0.
High Point added one more in the second half, there was a PC foul in the 64th minute, which led to a penalty kick for HPU. Vidal capitalized on the opportunity and scored to provide the Panthers with a fifth goal.
High Point controlled most of the action against the Blue Hose earning 11 corners to PC’s one and outshot PC 25-3.
Up Next: The Panthers will be back on the road on Wednesday, October 6th as they travel to Spartanburg to face the Spartans of USC Upstate. The kickoff is set for 7 pm.