Site: Paladin Stadium (Greenville, S.C.)
Score: High Point 22 , Furman 12
Records: High Point 7-8, (6-1), Furman 5-7 (5-2)
GREENVILLE, S.C. — The High Point University women’s lacrosse team picked up its sixth straight win with a victorious effort over Furman on the road on Wednesday (April 20th) evening. Abby Hormes led the way in scoring for the Panthers again with nine goals on the day and two assists for 11 points. She now has a total of 376 points and is away 24 points away from becoming the sixth women’s college lacrosse player to eclipse 400 points.
Coach Lyndsey Boswell: “I’m really happy to get this road win today. I felt that we had a pretty slow start to the game. Credit to Furman, they came out ready to play. I love the response we got from our team coming out of halftime. It was really great to see eight contributors on our offensive end. Abby was put in a face guard and her team totally rallied around her and stepped up. Taylor made some key stops at a point where we were scoring goals and allowed us to keep the momentum on our side of the field. I am looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow for a big game for us on Saturday.”
HPU struck first with 7:34 to play in the first as Nicole Pugh found Hormes who scored to give HPU a 1-0 advantage halfway through the first.
Panther freshman Mandy Brockamp scored off a free position to give HPU a 2-0 lead with 6:19 to play in the first.
Furman scored on a free position to make it 2-1 with a little over five to go in the first quarter.
The Paladins tied the game at two as they scored on a fast break with 4:01 left in the first quarter.
Furman took a 3-2 lead with 2:53 in the first.
Hormes tied the game at three as Pugh found her once again this time on a break away. HPU tied the game with 2:40 left in the quarter.
Furman jumped back in front 4-3 with 2:01 to go in the first.
Emma Genovese tied the game at four with eight seconds to go in the first.
Hormes found Mena Loescher early in the second quarter to go back up 5-4 .
Furman tied the game at five.
Pugh and Hormes connected again as Hormes scored her third of the day to put HPU up 6-5 with 9:10 to go in the second quarter.
With 8:45 remaining in the half Furman tied the game at 6.
The Paladins made it two straight to take a 7-6 lead with 5:40 remaining in the first half.
Hormes tied the game at seven with 4:28 to play in the first half.
Less than 30 seconds later, Furman went up 8-7.
In the last four minutes of the quarter, HPU scored three straight to take a 10-8 lead into the break. Rosselli tied the game at 8, then Hormes scored two straight to give HPU 10.
HPU scored eight straight to start the third quarter.
Rosselli scored to give HPU a three goal lead.
Hormes scored two quick ones within 15 seconds of each other to go give HPU a 13-8 lead.
Loescher would be involved in the next three goals as she assisted Pia Cavallaro and scored two to give HPU a 16-8 lead. Loescher’s best goal of the series came off of a swim dodge that led to a score.
Hormes scored again on a free position to give HPU a nine goal lead with still 7:15 left in the third quarter.
The Panthers made it a ten goal lead in style as Loescher finished behind the back to put HPU up 18-8 near the end of the third quarter.
Cavallaro added another at the start of the fourth quarter to push the Panther lead to 19-8.
Furman scored with 11 minutes left in the fourth for its first goal of the game since 4:06 in the second quarter. HPU had scored 12 straight goals up to that point.
Esprit Cha scored two in the latter parts of the fourth to give HPU a 21-12 advantage over Furman.
HPU went on to win 22-12 as Brockamp added one more from Liz Meister with less than a minute to play.
HPU heads back to Vert Stadium for a clash of two of the top teams in the Big South as the Panthers host Mercer on Saturday, April 23rd at 3:00 PM. It is also senior day as HPU will honor its five seniors, Lily Bedell, Julia Nicastro, Destiny Colon, Nicole Pugh, and Abby Hormes.