Panthers, Bae prevail in Terrier Intercollegiate tournament
The High Point University women’s golf team shot a 294 for the second-straight day to win the 2013 Terrier Intercollegiate with a total team score of 588 on Tuesday. Freshman Sarah Bae finished first in her first collegiate tournament with a score of 143.
High Point’s second round score matched its record for lowest team score in a round, tying the mark set one day earlier. The Panthers’ total team score of 588 is a new 36-hole program record. The score is 11-strokes lower than the previous record of 599, which was set at the Great Smokies Women’s Collegiate during the 2005-06 season.
High Point finished 6 strokes clear of Wofford which came in second at 594. SCAD-Savannah moved into third with a 607. Appalachian State fell to fourth with a 623 and USC Upstate finished in fifth with a 627.
One day after shooting an even-par 72, Bae carded a one-under 71 to claim the individual medal. The freshman finished one-stroke shy of matching the HPU program record for low score through 36 holes. Bae finished one-stroke ahead of Wofford’s Katy Funk in the individual standings and 3 shots ahead of Alazine Urizar from SCAD-Savannah.
Grier Bennett turned in the low round of the day with a two-under 70 and finished in fourth place overall with a two-day total of 147. Bennett tied the High Point record for low round versus par and finished 1 stroke off the record for the low score in a single round.
Freshman Danielle Fusscarded a 78 in the second round and finished her first collegiate tournament in a tie for 10th with a total score of 152. First-day leader Casey Ward shot an 82 in the second round and finished in a tie for 12th with a score of 153 while sophomore Tan Cheeranont carded a 75 on Tuesday to finish in 15th with a total score of 155.
HPU MEN FINISH 10TH
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The High Point University men’s golf team finished 10th at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invite at the Guyan Golf and Country Club. The Panthers totaled a team score of 296 in the third round of the Marshall Invite and 885 (295-294-296) for the tournament.
Richmond won the tournament with a score of 855. Danny Pizetoski of Richmond was the individual winner after carding a 207 (68-69-70).
Sophomore McKay Tye was HPU’s top finisher with a three-round score of 213 (69-70-74). He tied for sixth place with Xavier’s Korey Ward.
Freshman Jack Sides tied for 31st with a final score of 219 (75-69-75) in his first collegiate tournament. Freshman Phil Oweida took one stroke off his second round score to card a 76 on Tuesday. He finished with a 226, which put him in a tie for 60th.
Freshman David Long finished one stroke behind Oweida with a three-day total of 227 (78-78-71). Junior Tyler Engelrounded out HPU’s scoring with a 239 (79-78-82).
Junior LJ Georgetti competed as an individual, finishing with a three-round score of 232 (74-74-84).
HPU volleyball gets 3-2 win over Elon in home opener
HIGH POINT — The High Point University volleyball team picked up a 3-2 win over inter-Triad rival Elon its home opener on Tuesday night in the Millis Center. Junior Chelsea Davis had a double-double with 19 kills and 20 digs, and sophomore Annemarie Chin had a career-best 34 digs for the Panthers in the win.
Davis added five blocks to her double-double to lead the Panthers. Junior Kristin Heldt also posted a double-double with 14 kills and a career-high 12 digs.
Megan Gravely led the Phoenix with 11 kills and Danielle Smith added 10 kills and six digs. Ana Nicksic recorded a double-double with 34 assists and 21 digs.
Elon led for much of the first set, opening a 19-13 lead after an HPU attack error. The Panthers slowly cut into the lead, tying the match 19-19 when Heldt put down a kill off the Elon block. On the next play, freshman Savannah Angel and junior Chelsea Blanford went up to block an attack by Gravley to give the Panthers their first lead of the set.
The Phoenix got within one point of HPU's lead, 23-22, on a Panther attack error to force a High Point timeout. After the break, Elon made back-to-back attack errors to win the set for HPU, 25-23.
High Point dominated the second set, outhitting Elon .323 to -.100 en route to a 25-11 victory. Davis had six of HPU's 13 kills in the frame while Elon had six kills total. Davis had three kills in the final four points of the set.
In the third set, Elon capitalized on a slow start by the Panthers. The Phoenix jumped out to a 17-9 lead and held off a late push by the Panthers. Heldt put down a kill to side out for the Panthers, down 23-13. HPU went on a four-point run with Molly Hirrlinger at the service line but couldn't complete the comeback, falling 25-18.
Elon carried the momentum in to the fourth set, making a five-point run to lead 13-9 that was the difference. HPU and Elon went point-for-point the rest of the way in the Phoenix's 25-21 win.
The Panthers clung to a 4-3 lead in the fifth set when Davis and junior Katie Vincent went up to block Danielle Smith on back-to-back plays. The defensive plays gave HPU the push to win the final set 15-10 and the match 3-2.
The win improved High Point to 3-4 on the season and Elon drops to 2-6 with the loss.
Senior Maddie Simpson also had double-double in the game with 44 assists and 10 digs. Vincent finished the game with six kills and eight blocks, including two solo blocks.
The Panthers hit the road again this weekend for the Georgia Southern Invitational in Statesboro, Ga. HPU will face North Dakota State, Georgia Southern and Oral Roberts this weekend.