Site: Radford, Va.
Score: High Point 21, Radford 7
Records: High Point 6-8, (5-1), Radford 1-12 (0-6)
RADFORD, Va. — The High Point University women’s lacrosse team picked up its fifth straight win with a victory over Radford on the road on Saturday (April 16th) Afternoon. Abby Hormes led the way in scoring for the Panthers again with ten goals on the day and one assist for 11 points. She now has a total of 365 points and is away 35 points away from becoming the sixth women’s college lacrosse player to eclipse 400 points.
Coach Lyndsey Boswell: I’m really proud of the result our team got today. That was the Championship game last year, so we knew we would get a competitive Radford team today. I loved the fight and composure our girls showed throughout an extremely distracting game. We still have a lot of work to do, but our leaders continue to step up and lead the way, and our younger girls are following. Shoutout to Taylor Suplee, she was a spark on defense, and Abby Hormes put up solid numbers again today!
Abby Hormes put HPU on the board first with a diving effort to put HPU up 1-0 less than two minutes into the contest.
37 seconds later, Kay Rosselli scored to make it 2-0.
Nicole Pugh and Hormes added two more to make 4-0 with 8:23 to go in the first.
Pia Cavallaro made the most of a free position to give her Panthers a 5-0 lead with 7:57 in the first.
Radford scored but Pugh quickly found Loescher who scored to make it 6-1.
Hormes scored the first goal of the second quarter to take a 7-2 lead and picked up a hat trick just 16 minutes into the contest.
Hormes would add two more to that scoring the first three goals of the second quarter. HPU took a 9-3 advantage with still 7:30 to play in the second quarter.
Pugh, Rosselli, and Hormes all scored again to end the second quarter as HPU enjoyed a 12-3 lead at halftime.
Cavallaro scored to start the second half then Loescher scored again this time short handed giving HPU a 14-5 lead with 8:06 to play.
Hormes was assisted by Caitlyn Baehr to put the Panthers up 10 with 2:14 to play.
Radford made it 15-7 heading into the fourth.
Loescher opened the fourth with two goals to put HPU up 10 five minutes into the quarter.
HPU scored six unanswered goals in the fourth. Loescher and Hormes scored three each in the final quarter to go on to win 21-7.
HPU travels down to Furman to take on the Paladins in a first time Big South match up on Wednesday night at 6:00 PM on April 20th.