Air Force grounds HPU men's lacrosse, 14-4

Feb. 10, 2013 @ 08:58 PM

The High Point University men’s lacrosse team fell to Air Force, 14-4, on Sunday at Vert Stadium. Sophomore Matt Thistle tallied three points on one goal and two assists for the Panthers.

“Air Force is a really solid, well-coached team,” said HPU head coach Jon Torpey. “They won every facet of the game from ground balls to time of possession. I thought we came out with a lot of energy but didn’t execute well. We will spend the week practicing and getting ready for a very good St. Joseph’s team.”
Four different players scored for the Panthers with Thistle, Dan Lomas, Christian Beith and Zack Price all notching a goal. Brad James picked up an assist on Thistle’s goal. Sophomore Austin Geisler took the loss in goal for HPU, despite making 19 saves.
Mike Crampton and Tommy McKee led Air Force with four goals each.
The loss drops HPU to 1-2 on the season while Air Force evens its record at 1-1. High Point will face St. Joseph’s on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Woodberry Forest High School in Woodberry Forest, Va.

CLEMSON, S.C. — An exciting win in the Distance Medley Relay highlighted the High Point University men’s track & field team’s performance at the Tiger Paw Invitational this weekend.
The team of senior Dakota Peachee, sophomore Jeff LaCoste and freshmen Nick Hula and Benji Szalai picked up the win for HPU in 10:13.17.
HPU junior Evan Emery took seventh in the 200 in 22.62. Freshman Adam DeVito placed eighth in the long jump at 22 feet, seven inches. Freshman Dennis Crawford and junior Ryan Venable each qualified for the 60-meter hurdles. Crawford finished fourth in 8.44 while Venable finished seventh in 8.79.
Szalai took sixth in the mile in 4:14.23. Senior Patrick Crawford finished sixth in the 3,000 in 8:38.31.
In the field events, HPU freshman Austin Miller continued to improve on his career-high in the pole vault, clearing 4.60 meters (15-1) to finish in fifth in the event.
Freshman Jill Marois set a career-high in the pole vault and was HPU’s top women’s finisher in the two-day competition. Marois cleared 3.33 meters (10-11) to tie for eighth. Also Friday, the Panthers’ team of freshmen Julia Zautcke, Emily Fischer, Katie Farina and senior Kayleigh Perry finished fifth in the distance medley relay in 12:31.41. Farina placed 14th in the 800 in 2:21.95.