HPU’s Bae named Big South Freshman of the Week

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 11:14 PM

Freshman Sarah Bae of the High Point University women’s golf team has been named the Big South Women’s Golf Freshman of the Week, the league announced on Thursday. Bae earned Individual medal honors at the Terrier Intercollegiate, her first collegiate tournament.

Bae carded a one-under 143 in the 36-hole tournament to finish first in the individual standings. The freshman shot an even-par 72 in the first round and followed with a one-under 71 in the second. Bae led the tournament with eight birdies and was three-under on Par 5s over the two rounds. She finished just one-stroke shy of matching the HPU program record for low score through 36 holes.

The Panthers won the 2013 Terrier Intercollegiate with a program-record score of 588. HPU set a new 18-hole low score with a 294 in the first round then matched that score in the second round. High Point’s previous low score for 36 holes was 599. The tournament win was HPU’s first under head coach Vici Pate Flesher and the first since the 2004-05 season.

High Point returns to action on Sept. 23 when it co-hosts the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The two-day tournament will be held at the Myrtle Beach National Golf Club.



— The High Point University men’s soccer team went on the road and grabbed a 3-0 win over No. 15 UNC Greensboro on Wednesday night.

Mamadee Nyepon scored twice and Erinn Campbell once for the Panthers to lead HPU to its first win of the season.

“We are very pleased to get the win here tonight,” head coach Dustin Fonder said. “We were desperate for a win and I feel like our effort out there showed that. We were hungry from start to finish. Credit to UNC Greensboro, they are a very good program and there is a reason they are nationally ranked.  When you don’t have depth in college soccer it is very hard to compete and tonight we had that depth.”

The Panthers got on the board soon after coming out of the locker room for the start of the second half when Nyepon scored on a header in the 48th minute. Sophomore Austin Yearwood picked up his fourth assist in as many games when he got loose on the left wing and hit a looping cross to the far post. Nyepon dove to the ball and headed it into the net past UNCG keeper Stephen Moffit.

HPU doubled its lead four minutes later with a goal off a counter attack by sophomore Erien Campbellto make the score 2-0. Campbell controlled a ball cleared out of the High Point box and carried it 50-yards to edge of the Spartan penalty area before tucking a low shot just inside the right post. The goal was Campbell’s second of the season.

High Point’s defense continued to stymie the UNCG attack and in the 89th minute Nyepon sealed the win with his second goal of the game and his fourth of the season.