Seven Panthers Score as HPU WLAX Wins Big Over Elon

Site: Rudd Field (Elon, N.C.)
Score: High Point 19, Elon 10
Records: High Point (1-5), Elon (2-5)

ELON, N.C — The High Point University women’s lacrosse team earned its first win of the season on the road against Elon 19-10 on Wednesday (March 16) night. Hormes led the way with six goals on the night with five of them coming the first half alone. Hormes finished with an impressive stat line of six goals, two assists, and nine draw controls. Mandy Brockamp scored the first hat trick of her career. Mena Loescher and Emma Genovese also recorded hat tricks on the day as seven different Panthers scored.

Lyndsey Boswell: It takes full buy-in from the entire team to have a big win like this. It would have been easy for our team to quit after the start we have had. Coming off five losses one might think we were anxious to get that first win but we have seen positive things from this team over the past few weeks and we are happy to see it come together for 60 minutes today.

Boswell on the balanced scoring: Seven people scoring is awesome, Abby led the way with her shooting percentage going 6 for 7. She just contributed all over the place giving our offense an early spark. They put in a ton of extra work since we last played and I’m so proud to see that work pay off for them tonight.

Panther Particulars

HPU got off to a red-hot start to begin the game scoring three unanswered goals in under three minutes.

Emma Genovese used a breakaway opportunity to quickly give an open Pia Cavallaro a quality look in close and she buried it to put HPU up 1-0 early.

Another draw win led to another quick Panther goal as Loescher scored to put her Panthers up 2-0.

Hormes won the draw for HPU and allowed her Panthers to keep the pressure on. Hormes was able to power through double Phoenix coverage and score the High Point lead grew to three with still 12:35 to play in the first quarter.

Elon scored on a free position to make it 3-1.

Brockamp found Genovese on another breakaway who scored to give HPU a 4-1 lead.

With 7:42 to play Hormes threw a fantastic swim dodge which she used to create space and was able to find Kay Rosselli who scored to put HPU up 5-1.

Hormes added a free position goal for her second of the day and the 6th Panther goal of the first quarter.

With 1:10 to go in the first Loescher found her second of the day as she scored from X with the shot clock winding down to give HPU a 7-2 lead heading into the second quarter.

Both Hormes and Loescher ended the first quarter with two goals each.

HPU opened the second quarter with a goal in the first 22 seconds as Brockamp and Loescher perfectly executed the give and go and Brockamp scored to put HPU up 8-2.

With 12:56 to play in the second quarter, Rosselli thought quick on her feet as she was lined up for a free position and passed it across the fan for Hormes who scored for her third of the day to make it 9-3.

Loescher connected with Brockamp again as she scored her second of the day to put HPU up 10-3 with 10:03 to play in the second quarter.

Elon scored three goals straight to make it 10-6 with 4:15 left in the second quarter.

Hormes answered the run, scoring her fourth of the night off a free position to put High Point up 11-6.

Brockamp scored her third goal of the quarter, this time off a pass from Nicole Pugh which gave HPU a 12-6 lead.

With 1:31 left in the quarter, Hormes picked her fifth of the night as she scored off of a lob from Pugh. HPU took a 13-6 lead into halftime. At the half Loescher had two goals, Brockamp had three, and Hormes had five.

HPU added two goals in the third as Loescher picked up her third goal of the day as she drove in and scored to go up 14-7 with 4:34 to go in the third. Then with 11.2 seconds to go in the third quarter Jordan Miles scored the first goal of her Panther career.

Hormes opened the fourth for the Panthers with a goal from beyond the arc as the Grad student showed off the range. Hormes picked up the sock trick, scoring her sixth goal of the day to put her Panthers up 16-7.

Cavallaro added another goal in the fourth then Genovese picked two more en route to the fourth Panther hat trick of the day.

HPU went on to win 19-10 over Elon.


HPU heads back to Vert Stadium on Wednesday, March 23rd where the Panthers will host another ACC opponent in North Carolina in Vert Stadium at 5:00 PM.