HPU Makes National Television Debut in Cross Triad Clash with Wake Forest

HPU Makes National Television Debut in Cross Triad Clash with Wake Forest

Sunday, August 22nd- At. Wake Forest

7:00 PM

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The High Point University women’s soccer team travels to nearby Winston-Salem for its National Television debut against Wake Forest on ACC Network at 7:00 PM. 

Panther Women on National TV in 2021

High Point University has seen its women perform across ESPN’s networks five times in 2021. Once on ESPN when #16 High Point faced #1 UConn in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Twice on ESPNU as Famke Heinst competed in the NCAA Cross Country Championships and Sydney Horn competed at the 2021 NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships. once on ESPN2 as Sydney Horn competed at the 2021 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. Once on the ACC Network when the HPU Women’s lacrosse team faced Duke last season. HPU Women’s Soccer will bring that total to six on Sunday night against Wake Forest. 

Matchup History with Wake Forest

The Demon Deacons lead the series 0-2-0. It has been 11 years since the last meeting between Wake Forest and HPU, where the Deacs won in a close one 2-1.

A look at Wake Forest

Wake Forest was selected ninth in the 2021 ACC Preseason poll. Wake Forest is 1-0 on the year after a 1-0 victory over UIC where Demon Deacon junior Shayla Smart provided the contest’s lone goal. 

Last Time Out

HPU went the distance with UNCG on Thursday night (Aug. 19) in the latest installment of the Piedmont Triad Derby. Morgan Hairston had her best performance to date in a High Point uniform with a career-high eight saves made. The game took place in front of a capacity crowd of nearly 2,000 people, the third most attended game in UNCG Women’s Soccer history.

 

Purple in Prime Time

HPU debuted new purple kits earlier this month on social media. The Panthers will be rocking these Sunday night on ACC Network.

 

We are Back!

HPU returns for the 2021 fall season after enjoying its most nationally prominent season in program history last spring. HPU was ranked as high as 24th in both the Top-Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News media polls as well as receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches poll. Earlier this week HPU was announced as receiving votes in the College Soccer News Poll. 

 

Preseason Picks

HPU was picked as the preseason favorites in the 2021 Big South Conference Preseason Fall Women’s Soccer Poll for the second consecutive season announced last week. Sam Gerhart was named the 2021 Big South Preseason Offensive Player of the year. he now starts the fall campaign of her third Big South Season as the Big South Preseason Offensive player of the year. Each year she has earned the highest possible end-of-season individual honor she starts her junior season the same way with preseason Player of the Year honors.

#RaiseTheBar x #GoHPU

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