HPU women’s soccer falls at Elon
The High Point University women’s soccer team fell 5-0 to Elon on Sunday night.
The Panthers dropped to 0-4-0.
“This was an embarrassing loss,” HPU head coach Marty Beall said. “It did not help that Elon is coming off a game against a Div. III team while we played a difficult UNC Greensboro team on Friday night. I don’t want to take anything away from Elon, though. They were better at every position throughout the game. Our individual selfishness was exposed over 90 minutes tonight. We must learn to come together and play within our system if we want to have a successful season.”
Elon took an early 1-0 goal in the second minute of action with a header by Jennifer McGorty. Nicole Dennion created space of the left flank and hit a cross to the far post where McGroty flicked it into the net for the score.
McGorty picked up a second goal in the 14th minute, scoring off a free kick. Olivia Mackey took the free kick and delivered the ball to the left post where McGorty flashed across and pushed it just over the line before HPU defender Alise LeCompte could clear it away.
Elon continued to extend its lead in the 35th minute with a header goal by Alissa Pantuosco off a corner. Rychel Diver delivered the corner kick from the right side to the near post where Pantuosco found space to head it home.
The Phoenix picked up goals from Dennion and Catherine Brinkman in the second half.
High Point travels to Annapolis, Md., on Friday at 7 p.m. to take on Navy.
SVOBODA TAKES WEB.COM TOUR EVENT
DAVIDSON — Andrew Svoboda won the Chiquita Classic on Sunday, beating Will MacKenzie with a par on the first hole of a playoff in the second tournament in the four-event Web.com Tour Finals series.
Svoboda tapped in for par on the par-5 18th, and won when MacKenzie — who eagled the hole in regulation — missed a 5-footer. Svoboda shot a 2-under 70 to match MacKenzie at 12 under. MacKenzie finished with a 67.
Svoboda earned $180,000. The former St. John’s player, the Price Cutter Charity Championship winner last month, had already wrapped up a PGA Tour card by finishing 25th on the Web.com Tour money list. Ben Martin and John Peterson tied for third, a stroke back, Martin shot 68, and Peterson had a 71. Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa was fifth at 10 under after a 66.
DUKE’S BOONE OUT INDEFINITELY WITH BROKEN COLLARBONE
DURHAM — Duke quarterback Anthony Boone is out indefinitely with a broken collarbone.
Coach David Cutcliffe said Sunday that Boone does not need surgery to repair the broken bone but has no timetable for his return. Boone broke his collarbone in the second quarter of Duke’s 28-14 victory over Memphis on Saturday.
Brandon Connette — the Blue Devils’ short-yardage specialist who also has played tight end — will be the starter this week in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Georgia Tech. Freshman Parker Boehme will be Connette’s backup.
HURRICANES FIRE SON OF TEAM OWNER KARMANOS
RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes have fired the son of team owner Peter Karmanos Jr. four days before the start of training camp. The team said Sunday that it had relieved Jason Karmanos of his duties as executive vice president and assistant general manager, but no reason was given in a two-paragraph news release announcing the move.
Peter Karmanos said in a statement issued later Sunday through a team spokesman that it was “a family matter” and declined further comment. The younger Karmanos had been the team’s assistant GM for 15 years.