HPU WLAX Panthers Fall to Fighting Camels on Wednesday Night

Site: High Point, N.C.
Score: High Point 14, Campbell 17
Records: High Point (1-8, 0-1), Campbell (4-4, 1-0)

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point University women’s lacrosse team dropped their Big South home opener 17-14 on Wednesday (March 30) evening. Abby Hormes, Nicole Pugh, and Pia Cavallaro recorded three goals apiece.

Coach Lyndsey Boswell: “Credit to Campbell for coming in and executing for 60 minutes. We lacked execution in our game plan and as long as that happens right now, we will not find the results we are after. Our team has been tested this season, and I’m hopeful we will answer back over the next few weeks. I have so much love for this group of girl’s, and I am so focused on finding answers with them.”

Panther Particulars

Pugh struck first for the Panthers putting HPU up 1-0 with 12:09 to play in the first. She was assisted by Mena Loescher.

The Fighting Camels answer a little over thirty seconds later to tie the game at one.

Hormes put the Panthers back on top, 2-1, with 7:27 to go in the first quarter, but Campbell was able to respond less than a minute later to tie the game at two.

Mandy Brockamp notched her first goal of the game with 3:15 to put the Panthers up 3-2, but Campbell found their third goal of the game 12 seconds later to tie it back up at three.

Kay Rosselli found one more goal for HPU before the first quarter ended, giving them a 4-3 lead heading into the first break.

Campbell scored three unanswered goals to take a 6-4 lead with 8:57 left in the second quarter.

Brockamp put a stop to the Camel run and brought the Panthers within one to make it a 6-5 run.

Emma Genovese connected with Pia Cavallaro and tied the game at six with 5:21 left in the first half. Cavallaro struck again one minute later to regain the lead for the Panthers.

Campbell evened the game at seven in the final 10 seconds of play in the second quarter, they took an 8-7 lead as time expired.

The Camels opened up the second half with four unanswered goals to extend their lead to 12-7.

Pugh cut the Camel lead to 12-8 with 5:00 minutes left in the third quarter, but the Camels responded within the minute to make it a 13-8.

Mena Loescher scored her first of the day with 3:02 left in the third quarter to make it a 13-9 game. Loescher added one more goal to the Panther total before the third quarter came to a close as they entered the break, down 14-10.

Hormes kept the Panther pressure on Campbell as she scored in the opening two minutes of the fourth quarter to make it a 14-11 game.

Cavallaro scored a free-position goal to bring the score to 15-12 with 12:30 remaining in the game.

Pugh scored her third of the day with 7:45 remaining in regulation to make it a three-goal game. Hormes followed that up with a goal of her own 12 seconds later to make it a 16-14 game.

Campbell held on to win 17-14.

Up Next

The Panthers will take their first road trip of the Big South Conference season as they head to Spartanburg, SC to face Wofford on Saturday (April 2). It will be their first time facing them as a conference opponent. The first draw is set for 1 pm.