HPU WLAX Falls in One Goal Contest to Liberty , 11-10

Site: Lynchburg, Va.
Score: High Point 10, Liberty 11
Records: High Point (1-7), Liberty (6-4)

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point University women’s lacrosse team fell to Liberty 11-10 on Saturday (Mar. 26) afternoon on the road in Lynchburg. Mena Loescher and Abby Hormes led HPU in scoring on the day with three each.

Coach Lyndsey Boswell: Another tough loss today and unfortunately it was due to our lack of execution in the first half. We have now finished our out-of-conference slate and learned so much early this season thanks to some challenging competition. We know where the holes are and we have been extremely inconsistent with playing at the level we are capable of. I am excited to start conference play on Wednesday and get back to work this week as we prepare for it.

Panther Particulars

Liberty jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first quarter but HPU was able to answer.

The Panthers responded to the Flames’ two goals in the first four minutes of the game with two of their own. Mandy Brockamp continued her scoring ways scoring to make it 2-1 with 9:41 in the first.

Mena Loescher tied the game with 4:03 left in the first. HPU was able to hold the Flames scoreless for the rest of the quarter after the hot start. It was 2-2 after one-quarter of play.

With 12:34 to go in the second Liberty went up 3-2. Hormes scored her first of the day in the second quarter to tie the game at 3 with 9:38 to play.

Liberty would score three unanswered goals to end the half and take a 6-3 into the break at halftime.

Liberty added to its run to start the third quarter to put the Flames up 7-3 with 14:05 left.

Brockamp scored to stop the Liberty run to make it just a three-goal lead for Liberty with 8:38 left in the third at 7-4.

The Flames added two more in the middle of the third quarter to extend the Liberty lead to 9-4 with 6:41 to go in the third.

Loescher received a feed from Pia Cavallaro and scored to make it 9-5 as the Panthers were now within four goals.

With 2:57 to play in the third, Liberty took a 10-5 lead.

HPU ended the third quarter on a two-goal run as Jordan Miles and Hormes scored in the last minute of the third to make it just a three-goal game going into the fourth, 10-7.

In the fourth, HPU scored two more unanswered goals. Cavallaro scored with 9:41 left to make it a two-goal game, 8-10.

With 4:24 left in the game, Mena Loescher had made it a one-goal game as she scored to make it 10-9.

With 2:09 left, the Flames scored a critical goal to go back up by two, 11-9.

Hormes scored with eight seconds left to bring the score back within one, 11-10.

In the last 17 minutes of the game, HPU outscored Liberty 5-1.

Liberty held on to win 11-10.


The Panthers start conference play hosting Campbell as High Point starts Big South play on Wednesday night inside Vert Stadium at 5:00 PM.