HPU women play UNC Asheville to 1-1 draw
The visiting High Point University women’s soccer team played UNC Asheville to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday afternoon. Redshirt-freshman Kelsey Perrell scored her team-high sixth goal of the year for HPU in the contest.
“That was a very average performance by us today,” HPU head coach Marty Beall said. “Our team defending was ok but our inability to finish easy chances was horrible. We missed five or six one-on-ones with the goalkeeper. When you do that you don’t deserve to win.”
HPU senior Jesse May made five saves while Bulldog keeper Heather Muller made 11 saves.
The Panthers move to 5-8-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the Big South with the draw. Asheville goes to 5-8-2 overall and 1-4-2 in the Big South.
High Point returns home on Saturday when the team will welcome Radford University to Vert Stadium. The game is the second half of an HPU soccer doubleheader and will kick off at approximately 7:30 p.m., after the conclusion of the game between the men’s soccer team and Winthrop.
PRIDGEN, NEWTON CAPTURE CAROLINAS SUPER SENIOR FOUR-BALL
GREENSBORO — Jamestown’s Jim Pridgen and High Point’s Ernie Newton shot 19-under 123 after rounds of 63 and 60 to post a five-stroke victory in the second CGA Super Senior Four-Ball Championship at Greensboro Country Club on Wednesday.
Jamestown’s Larry Boswell and Vic Hannon of Camden, S.C. placed sixth at 10-under 132 after rounds of 63 and 69. The High Point duo of James Brown and David Tuttle shared 20th at 2-under 140 after rounds of 71 and 69.
TUTTLE’S TEAM PREVAILS AT HOLLY RIDGE
ARCHDALE — Roger Tuttle, Sonny Dykes, Joe Pegram and Tom Scearce shot 2-under to win Wednesday’s High Point Seniors Golf Association two best ball playday at Holly Ridge.
The teams of Mike Hedrick, Gordon Thacker, Lowell Poole and Les Prudent and Barry Brigg, Johnny Mitchell, Ron Kennedy and Tom Osborne tied for second at 1-under.
CARDINALS FLY HIGH IN OHLGA PLAYDAY
HIGH POINT — The Cardinals soared to victory in this week’s Oak Hollow Ladies Golf Association playday.
Hilda McKnight, Betty Neely, Elaine Seepes, Andi Fontaine, Hazel Reid, Nancy Kiers, Arlene Wellbrock and Eunice Bae won for the Cardinals. The Bluebirds’ Kitty White and Pat Robbins played the Cardinals’ Frances Kiser and Chong Galloway to a tie.
Birdies were recorded by Fontaine at Nos. 11 and 16, Wellbrock at No. 1 and Rita Winston at Nos. 10 and 17.
Chip-ins were recorded by Jan Haugh at No. 1, Connie Kronenfeld at No. 1 and Nancy Bodycomb at No. 10.
HPU MEN’S HOOPS VOLUNTEERS FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
HIGH POINT — The High Point University men’s basketball team volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, helping build a house and do landscaping in a neighborhood near the University on Wednesday. Several other HPU teams are also volunteering for the organization this fall.
“It’s so important to give back to our community whenever we can,” said HPU head coach Scott Cherry. “Our players have a great opportunity to play basketball at High Point University and one of the ways they can show appreciation is by giving back. It’s also great to take a day off of practice and have the team do something different together. Everybody has different skills and this is a great way for our guys to learn from each other and communicate. We really appreciate the opportunity to come out here and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.”
The team was working at two sites across the street from each other about two blocks away from the HPU campus. At one site, the team was helping lay plywood flooring, moving building materials and helping build a shed. At the other site, members of the team were landscaping around a house that had recently been built as well as painting a shed.
“This is a great part of our team building,” said senior guard Derrell Edwards. “We learn a lot about each other and we have to work together out here, just like in basketball. Many of us haven’t done this type of work so we have to learn and take direction. It’s a new experience and we’re happy we can help out in the community.”
The men’s basketball team is one of several HPU teams volunteering for Habitat for Humanity this fall. Around campus, members of High Point’s faculty are volunteering today. There’s a campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity and many fraternities, sororities and other organizations also volunteer.
PANTHER MEN SLOTTED FOR TV GAMES
HIGH POINT — The High Point University men’s basketball team will get the most television coverage in program history this season as up to seven regular season games will be televised in 2013-14. Four of those games are guaranteed, including appearances on Fox Sports 1 and ESPNU, and the Panthers could get more TV appearances in the Big South Tournament.
During the non-conference season, the Panthers will be shown on Fox Sports 1 when they play at Georgetwon in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. It will be HPU’s first appearance on the new channel. High Point’s game at Syracuse on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. will air on ESPN3 and HPU’s Big South tilt at Coastal Carolina on Feb. 5 will be on ESPN3.
High Point will be featured on ESPNU when HPU hosts Radford on Friday, Jan. 10, at the Millis Center. It will be the first nationally-televised regular-season game ever hosted at the Millis Center.
The conference also has three games that are part of ESPNU’s “wildcard games.” At least three weeks before each contest, the network will select a Big South game on Feb. 1, Feb. 13 or March 1. Those dates include HPU’s home games against Winthrop, Charleston Southern and Campbell. If High Point’s season finale against Campbell on March 1 is selected, it will be moved to Feb. 28 to accommodate the TV schedule.
High Point opens the 2013-14 season at UNC Greensboro on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Greensboro Coliseum.