FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
Big High Point second half dooms Dolphins
High Point scored six consecutive goals in a 10 minute, 40 second stretch of the second half Friday to beat visiting Jacksonville University, 18-12, in a key National Lacrosse Conference game in High Point, N.C.
After battling to a 5-5 halftime tie, the Panthers (7-3, 1-0) went on their tear after JU’s Morgan Derner scored the last of her five goals with 15:19 to play to get the Dolphins (7-3, 1-1) to within one at 11-10.
HPU’s Alec Perry, who also had five goals, responded with 13:54 to play on free position shot and the Panthers scored five more times to go up 17-10 with 3:14 to play before JU found the net again.
JU sophomore Ali Hoffman stopped the onslaught when she connected on a free position shot with 1:42 to play. Hoffman had two goals on the night.
Perry and teammate Heather Ziccarelli combined for 10 of their team’s 18 points as Ziccarelli also had five goals. Ziccarelli gave the Panthers their final lead of the night when she scored back-to-back in the second half to break an 8-8 tie.
The teams battled on relatively even terms in the first half with the largest lead going to JU at 5-2 when Derner connected on a free position attempt with 12:21 to go. HPU shut the Dolphins down the remainder of the half and scored three goals of its own for the halftime tie.
Kaitlin Stewart, Holly Ventimiglia, Rachel Hannon, Nicole Albino and Amanda Hurley all had goals for the Dolphins while Chelsea Watts had three assists and Abby Warnken one.
Hannon had five draw controls and sophomore Brittney Orashen, making her second collegiate start, had four while Nikki Erdely had two ground balls.
High Point outshot JU 36-23 and JU goal keeper Karli Tobin was credited with 10 saves. JU committed 16 turnovers.
The Dolphins, who have lost two of their last three games, end their two-game road trip Sunday at Davidson taking on the Wildcats at 1 p.m. before returning home. That game can be seen on video streaming or followed on live stats.
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