HPU MLAX Recap: 18 Panthers Score in Win over Hampton

Site: Armstrong Stadium (Hampton, Va.)
Score: High Point 25, Hampton 8
Records: High Point (7-5, 2-1), Hampton 0-8 (0-3)

HAMPTON, Va. — The High Point University men’s lacrosse team defeated Hampton University 25-8 on Friday (April 15th) night. Asher Nolting led the way in scoring for HPU as he recorded nine points in just two quarters of play as he dished out seven assists and scored two goals. Nolting has 198 assists in his career, he is two away from becoming the eighth collegiate lacrosse player to eclipse 200 career assists. Five Panthers scored their first collegiate goals in the double-digit win over the Pirates.

Coach Jon Torpey: At this point in the season, to be able to get all of our guys on the field was terrific. I felt like when the second group of guys went out there we didn’t feel a drop-off and when the first group came off they brought the energy the second group had in the first half. I am proud of our guys and proud of the effort. It is awesome what Chazz Woodson is doing here at Hampton and I wish his program nothing but the best as they enter into the CAA next year. Again I am fired up for our guys tonight.

Panther Particulars

Virginia Beach Native, Antonio Arcona got the start in cage in front of a hometown crowd.

Michael Ippolito put HPU on the board first, just 37 seconds into the game to give his Panthers a 1-0 advantage.

About two minutes later the Pirates answered tying the game at 1-1.

With 11:34 to go in the first quarter, Koby Russell scored off a feed from Jack Vanoverbeke to give HPU a 2-1 lead.

The Panthers rattled off three straight goals in a little over a minute to go up 5-1 as Brayden Mayea, Hunter Vines, and Jack Vanoverbeke scored.

The Pirates answered the run with a goal.

HPU answered 12 seconds later to go up 6-2 on a score from Jackson Clay.

Nolting made it 7-2 with 6:52 to go in the first with a goal of his own.

Vanoverbeke scored two straight which made it 9-2 with 3:01 left in the first quarter.

Nolting found Brayden Mayea to make it 10-2 1:51 left in the first.

HPU scored six straight to start the second quarter with Jack Sawyer, Nick Murphy, Hunter Vines, Nolting, Zach Diamond, and Brad Ride each scoring to give HPU a 16-3 lead with 5:42 to go in the second.

Nick Rizzo and Caison Dillon helped the Panthers to lead 18-14 at the halftime break with two goals late in the second quarter.

Isiah Moran Weekes scored just seconds into the second half to give HPU a 19-4 lead.

Dillon scored again this time with 45 seconds to go in the third quarter. He was assisted by Damien Ramondo. Ramondo came in off the bench and had three assists.

Diamond, Matt Lee, Logan Lazasz, Travis Dick, and Blake Wyman all scored in the fourth quarter as HPU went on to win 25-8 as the Panthers picked up theIr second SoCon win of the year.

Up Next

HPU heads back home to Vert Stadium to host Richmond in a SoCon Championship rematch as High Point celebrates its seniors on April 23rd at Noon.