HPU men boot VMI, 4-2
The High Point University men’s soccer team posted a 4-1 win over VMI in the team’s regular-season finale on Saturday afternoon in Lexington, Va.. Sophomore Ben Burdon played a role in two HPU goals with a goal and an assist.
“I am excited to win a Big South conference game on the road,” head coach Dustin Fonder said. “Conference road games are always a challenge and today was no different. I am glad that the team was able to dig in and get a result. We are excited with our end-of-season form and we will look to continue it in the Big South tournament.”
VMI took an early 1-0 lead in the ninth minute. High Point responded just one minute later, tying the score on redshirt-freshman Pat Shelton’s sixth goal of the season.
HPU scored again in the 29th minute when freshman Renato Punyed found the back of the net to put the Panthers up by a goal.
Junior Colson Wiley extended the High Point lead to 3-1 in the 36th minute, scoring his first goal of the season.
Kody Palmer earned his seventh win of the season in goal for High Point, making one save. Daniel Kitchen made five saves for VMI.
The Panthers improve to 8-7-3 overall and 6-2-2 in the Big South. VMI falls to 3-14-1, 2-8-0.
High Point will host a Big South quarterfinal game at Vert Stadium on Tuesday at 8 p.m. HPU will be either the No. 2 or No. 3 seed in the tournament depending on the result of the game between Coastal Carolina and Longwood.
HPU VOLLEYBALL FALLS AT RADFORD
RADFORD, Va. — The High Point University volleyball team was swept by Radford Saturday afternoon. Junior Chelsea Davis led the Panthers with 11 kills in the 3-0 (17-25, 19-25, 19-25) loss.
“Radford was special today and it served as a great eye opener as to what we need to improve on moving forward,” said HPU head coach Jason Oliver. “All of us look forward to getting back to work in practice on Monday.”
Davis led the team with 11 kills and a .219 attack percentage. She also had nine digs and three service aces. Sophomore Annemarie Chin had a team-high 15 digs and senior Maddis Simpson had 18 assists and two blocks.
Rachel Wiechecki posted 20 kills and eight digs to lead the Highlanders. Kelby Jackson had a team-high 12 digs and Jena Braden dished out 39 assists.
High Point drops to 13-14 on the season and 7-5 in Big South action. Radford improved to 20-9 overall and 9-3 against league opponents. Radford outhit High Point .273 to .074 in the match.
High Point concludes the regular season with home games against Charleston Southern and Coastal Carolina. HPU will take on CSU on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Millis Center.
WILLOW CREEK HOSTS MEMBER-MEMBER
HIGH POINT — The teams of Andy Swaim-Curtis Bischer and Nick Nikouyeh-Orrin Magill carded plus-5 to share the title in Saturday’s fall one-day member-member at Willow Creek.
Format was a 2-man Stableford Points Tournament where points were given as follows on each hole: 1-Bogey, 2-par, 4-Birde and 8-Eagle. Each team was given a goal based on the players handicaps and the team which was over their goal score the most won the tournament.
Willie Foley-Mark Ayer placed third at +1, followed by Brian Kemp-Kenny Stevens in fourth at -3 and Kim Mansfield-Steve Lambert in fifth at -4.
Nineteen teams took part.
The close-to-the-hole winners were: #3 Frank Saxon, #8 Erik Rasmussen, #11 Willie Foley and #16 Joseph McCabe.