No. 3 Tar Heels trip Panthers in women's lacrosse
The High Point University women’s lacrosse team scored five second-half goals but it was too late in a 15-6 loss to No. 3 North Carolina on Tuesday night at Vert Stadium. The Panthers got two goals from Christie Dougherty and a goal and four draw controls from Jasmine Jordan.
“We scheduled a really tough early part of our schedule and I think the team learned a lot that we can take through the rest of the season,” said HPU head coach Lyndsey Boswell. “We knew this was going to be a really tough game. Our halftime adjustments were mental and I feel good about where we are moving forward.”
Jordan also had two caused turnovers and two ground balls in the game. Junior attacker Mackenzie Carroll had a goal and an assist while Alec Perry and Stephanie Pazulski also scored.
North Carolina got three goals, all in the first half, from junior Brittney Coppa and five goals from freshman Devin Markinson. Sammy Jo Tracy and Taylor George scored two goals a piece.
The Tar Heels scored the first nine goals of the game, including three in the first five minutes.
High Point fell to 2-5 overall while North Carolina improved to 6-1. High Point hits the road to play George Mason on March 23 at 1 p.m.
WILSON CARDS CAREER-LOW 64 TO SPARK HPU MEN
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Senior Chase Wilson shot a career-low seven-under 64, to lead the High Point University men’s golf team to a fifth place finish on the final day of the Bash at the Beach hosted by Appalachian State. Wilson carded a 210 for the tournament to finish in a tie for fourth place.
“Chase was a star today,” said HPU head coach Greg Flesher. “Once he made his first putt he was off and running. The entire team showed improvement from the Charleston Shootout. We truly had moments of greatness but we still have work to do. We need to be more consistent but I am very pleased with this week’s results.”
Wilson took three strokes off his previous career low.. He finished at 210 (74-72-64).
High Point finished fifth at 870. Radford won at 845, followed by Jacksonville (850), James Madison (858) and Western Kentucky (860). Rich Leeper of James Madison won the individual title, finishing at nine-under par 204.
HPU freshman McKay Tye finished one-under 210 (65-71-76) in a tie for seventh. Sophomore Charles Valluzzo placed 28th at 72-74-74 220 and freshman Tommy Dillon finished 51st at 230 (78-77-75). Sophomore LJ Georgetti rounded out High Point’s competitors with a 232 (77-80-75).