HPU swats The Citadel for 7-2 victory
The High Point University baseball team scored five runs in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie on the way to a 7-2 win over The Citadel Sunday afternoon in Charleston, S.C.. Senior Jared Avidon got the win for HPU after going eight innings and allowing just two runs.
“This was a really good team win over a solid club in The Citadel,” head coach Craig Cozart said.
High Point improves to 2-1. The Citadel falls to 2-1.
Josh Spano led the Panthers at the plate, going 2-for-5 with two RBIs and one run scored. Devin Bujnovsky hit 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored while Adam Barry finished 1-for-4 with two runs scored.
The Panthers open their home schedule with a game against Charlotte on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
N0. 3 FLORIDA TOPS HPU WOMEN’S LACROSSE
HIGH POINT — The High Point University women’s lacrosse team was within two goals in the second half in an eventual 13-7 loss to No. 3 Florida on Sunday afternoon at Vert Stadium. Junior midfielder Alec Perry scored three of HPU’s seven goals, which were the most any team has scored against the Gators this season.
“I thought we played well defensively and we were able to gain some confidence on offense,” said HPU head coach Lyndsey Boswell. “Florida is one of the best teams in the nation so this will help show us where we stand at a national level. Alec had another great game. She worked extremely hard in the offseason and wants to be the best player on the field. It has shown so far.”
Perry leads the Panthers with six goals after back-to-back hat tricks.
High Point fell to 1-1 overall while Florida improved to 3-0.
HPU MEN CLINCH SHARE OF NORTH CROWN
LYNCHBURG, Va. — The High Point University men’s basketball team pulled out a 73-68 win over Liberty to clinch a share of the Big South’s North Division and a bye in the first round of the Big South Tournament on Saturday night at the Vines Center. It was the Panthers’ sixth win in a row.
“Toughness won this, mentally and physically,” said HPU head coach Scott Cherry. “You’re not going to beat a team like this easily, it’s going to take 40 minutes.”
Redshirt-freshman John Brown scored 17 points with six rebounds and graduate student Allan Chaney posted his fifth double-double with 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.
High Point improved to 15-10 overall and 10-3 in Big South play. Liberty fell to 9-18, 5-8. It’s High Point’s first six-game winning streak and the Panthers’ best 14-game stretch (11-3) since 2006-07.
High Point plays at VMI on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
BLACKWELL, COLEY PACE HPU TRACK
WINSTON-SALEM — The High Point University women’s track and field team had the top two finishers in the 3,000-meter run on Saturday at the JDL Fast Track Tune-up. Sophomore Lauren Blackwell finished first in a career-best 10:25.78, and junior Kayleigh Perry took second in 10:36.13.
Sophomore Colleen Hollowood took sixth in the 800 in 2:20.92. Freshman Olivia Orrill finished fourth in the high jump, clearing 1.45 meters (4-9).
For the Panther men, freshman Harris Coley won the pole vault, clearing 4.17 meters (13-8.25). Sophomore Christian Spaulding was third in the weight throw at 14.32 meters (46-11.75). Junior Ryan Venable finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.49.