Site: Vert Stadium (High Point, N.C.)
Score: High Point 19, Presbyterian 4
Records: High Point 4-8, (3-1), Presbyterian 2-10, (0-4)
HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point University women’s lacrosse team defeated Presbyterian College 19-4. Abby Hormes set a new program record for most goals in a single game with nine, breaking Allie Foard’s school record of eight which she also set against PC back in 2015. It was HPU’s annual Friends of Jaclyn Foundation game and 10th Annual Mason Run 5K. HPU Women’s lacrosse raised over $5,000 this weekend for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.
Lyndsey Boswell: Really happy to get this conference win back on our home field. It’s the second time this week we got to get everybody out there and get a lot of offensive contributions. Abby Hormes is leading the way and she has done such a great job, but she could not do it without the support around her she has Nicole Pugh and Mena Loescher who carry a lot of weight for our offense and lead the way for our younger girls and we are getting a ton of contributions which is awesome to see.
Coach Boswell on HPU Women’s Lacrosse’s 10th Annual Mason Run: We ran the Mason Run, the Friends of Jaclyn 5K this morning for the tenth year in a row and raised over $5,000. We are really happy to honor Mason (former honorary captain) every time we are out there. To get a win on his special day this afternoon was really special.
Kay Rosselli put the Panthers on the board in the opening four minutes of play after connecting with Abby Hormes to give HPU an early 1-0 lead.
Hormes doubled the Panther lead 53 seconds later to make it a 2-0 game.
Rosselli notched her second of the day two minutes after scoring her first, putting the Panthers ahead by three.
Hormes made it a 4-0 game when Mena Loescher found her at the face of the goal. She followed that up with her third goal of the day 22 seconds later. Hormes scored her third goal in a row at the 5:04 mark of the first quarter to extend the Panther lead to 6-0.
Pia Cavallaro scored her first of the day with a behind-the-back shot after Emma Genovese assisted to make it a 7-0 game in the final minute of play of the first quarter.
Hormes scored her fifth of the day in the opening 22 seconds of play in the second quarter to bring the score to 8-0.
The Panther defense held the Blue Hose shotless for the first 20:42 of the game.
The Blue Hose strung together back-to-back shots, but Mandy Borckamp brought the momentum back to the Purple and white. Hormes scored again 21 seconds later to make it a 10-1 game.
Julia Nicastro made it a 12-1 game after she scored her first of the day with 5:27 remaining in the first half.
The Panthers kept the pressure on, opening up the second half with another three goals from Hormes, Cavallaro, and Rossell to extend the HPU lead to 15-1.
Abby Hormes set a new program record for most goals by an individual in a single game with her 9th goal scored to put the Panthers ahead by 15. The previous record was held by Allie Foard who scored eight goals in a game.
She has a total of 263 goals in her career now, after today’s game she moved into 12th all-time in women’s lacrosse history for most career goals.
The Blue Hose put an end to the scoring run to make it 16-2 with 2:40 remaining in the third quarter.
Loescher and Nicole Pugh added three more for HPU and brought the score to 19-2 with nine minutes remaining in the game.
Presbyterian added two more with 1:03 left in the game.
The Panthers will stay at home as they welcome Longwood to Vert Stadium on Wednesday (April 13). The first draw is set for 5 pm.