HPU WLAX Panthers Drop Season Opening Contest to Davidson

Site: Richardson Stadium (Davidson, N.C.)
Score: High Point 8, Davidson 12
Records: High Point (1-0), Davidson (0-1)

DAVIDSON, N.C. — The High Point University women’s lacrosse team dropped its season-opening contest to Davidson 12-8 on Saturday afternoon. Abby Hormes led the way in scoring for High Point with four goals on the day. Hormes became the Big South’s all-time leader in goals with 213 career goals. Mena Loescher added two goals as well.

Lyndsey Boswell: “Credit to Davidson, I thought they did a great job responding after halftime. I was happy with the way our team came out and executed in the first half. It didn’t take us long to settle in, but we lost focus several times through the game, got off the game plan and just let our inexperience get the best of us. I’m optimistic that we have the skills to compete against the best, but we will need to figure out a way to execute when things are tight. I’m excited to get back to work in practice this week”

Panther Particulars

The first quarter was a defensive battle as only one goal came in the entire quarter in the last 12 seconds of the first from Davidson.

HPU tied it up early in the first quarter, Kay Rosselli scored the first goal of the HPU season on an assist from freshman Esprit Cha.

With a little less than 13:00 to go in the first half Hormes caused a turnover, scooped it up then ran down and scored to give HPU a 2-1 lead.

Hormes added another shortly after her first. This one was a finish over the shoulder. The flashy goal made for a SportsCenter-worthy highlight and put HPU up 3-1.

Mena Loescher added a fourth for the Panthers and put HPU up 4-1.

The Panthers took a 4-2 lead into the break.

The Wildcats scored two straight to tie the game at 4. Loescher broke the tie putting HPU back in front 5-4 with seven minutes to go in the third.

Davidson went on a 5-0 run to end the third quarter to take a 9-5 lead into the fourth quarter.

HPU battled in the fourth quarter Hormes supplied two to make it 11-7 with less than six to go.

Mackie Scheib scored again with two minutes to go via a twizzler to make it a three-goal game.

Davidson added one more and went on to win 12-8.

Up Next: High Point prepares for the home opener as HPU hosts Duke on Sunday, February 20th at 1:00 PM inside Vert Stadium.