Wesleyan soccer improves to 7-0

Aug. 31, 2013 @ 05:25 PM

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
HIGH POINT — Kirby Robbins booted two goals and Drew Mostoller added a goal and an assist as Wesleyan Christian Academy turned back Caldwell Academy 4-0 on Saturday.
Cooper Robbins netted a goal for the Trojans (7-0), who got two saves from goalkeeper Connor Bell.
Wesleyan plays host to Charlotte Country Day on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

BURRIS SETS PACE IN HPCC MEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
HIGH POINT — Brad Burris fired 72 to take a two-stroke lead over Mike Bivins after Saturday’s first round of the High Point Country Club Men’s Club Championship at Willow Creek,
Kim Mansfield stands third at 75, followed by Kevan Brown at 77 and five golfers at 78 — David Millis, Scott Erikson, Matt Weis, Barry Cheek and Dylan Swaim.
The championship continues today and concludes on Monday at Willow Creek.

GAMECOCKS DOWN PANTHERS IN VOLLEYBALL
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The High Point University volleyball team lost to South Carolina in the final match of the Gamecock Invitational on Saturday. The Gamecocks swept HPU (25-18, 25-17, 25-21).
“Overall, it was a very good first weekend and I am happy with our performance,” said head coach Jason Oliver. “South Carolina stressed us just enough to make some costly errors. This was a good match to show us where we are and where we need to be to compete with the best teams. We know a lot about what we need to improve after today.”
Junior Kristin Heldt posted a double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Junior Chelsea Davis added six kills and six digs and sophomore Annemarie Chin came up with 11 digs. Senior Maddie Simpson finished the match with 19 assists, five kills, five aces and five digs.
Kellie McNeil and Dessaa Legros tallied eight kills each for the Gamecocks and McNeil dished 25 assists.

HPU WOMEN’S SOCCER FALLS AT WILLIAM & MARY
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The High Point University women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to William & Mary late Friday night. Senior Jesse May made seven saves for the Panthers.
The Panthers fell to 0-2-0. William & Mary improved to 1-1-1. High Point returns to Vert Stadium today at 2 p.m. to open its home schedule against Georgia Southern.

HPU MEN PLACE SECOND IN WCU CROSS COUNTRY MEET
CULLOWHEE — The High Point University men’s cross country team took second behind only the University of Florida at the Western Carolina Cross Country Invitational on Friday evening. Senior Patrick Crawford finished second overall to lead the Panthers.
Florida scored 28 points to top the field. High Point was runner-up with 43 ahead of Furman (54), Western Carolina (121) and seven other teams. Big South foes UNC Asheville placed fifth, Winthrop placed seventh and Gardner-Webb took ninth.
The Gators’ Mark Parrish won the 5K race in 14:50.06 and Crawford took second in 15:02.34. Two other Florida runners took third and fourth before LaCoste, a redshirt-sophomore for the Panthers, placed fifth in 15:19.90. Sophomore Paddy Grandinali was HPU’s third finisher, seventh overall, in 15:24.50 and junior Reece Ayers placed ninth in 15:26.99. Freshman Vinny Todaro was High Point’s fifth finisher in 20th overall with a time of 15:51.81. Four High Point runners finished together in 25th through 28th place led by junior Chris Colo in 25th. Senior John Yankello placed 26th, freshman Chernet Sisay placed 27th and sophomore Kevin Maguire placed 28th.

PANTHER WOMEN PLACE THIRD AT WCU
CULLOWHEE — The High Point University women’s cross country team opened the season with a third-place finish at the Western Carolina Cross Country Invitational on Friday. Freshman Cozette Collin led HPU with a ninth-place finish and sophomore Katie Farina was next in 12th.
Florida swept the race with 15 points followed by Furman (53) and High Point (81). The Panthers topped three other Big South teams in the 12-team race as UNC Asheville took fourth, Winthrop placed sixth and Gardner-Webb placed 10th.
Collin placed ninth in 11:27.43 on the two-mile course. Katie Farina’s 12th-place finish came in 11:41.56. Junior Sarah Dorrell placed 16th in 11:52.81. Sophomore Julia Zautcke placed 19th in 11:56.16 and junior Lauren Blackwell rounded out HPU’s top five in 25th in 12:02.89.