HU Lacrosse Buries a Tough Loss on the Road
HIGH POINT, N.C. – After a tough series of road matches, the Howard lacrosse team fell to High Point, marking their fourth consecutive National Lacrosse Conference loss. Although the Lady Bison (3-8, 0-4 NLC) scored only one goal in the match, the team has one more chance left to gain a win in their six-game road campaign before returning to the nation's capital on April 9 against fellow NLC opponent Jacksonville.
Cynithia Smalls was the only member of the Bison to post a score in the 19-1 defeat. This match marked the first game all season that last year's NLC Player of the Year Desiree Cox left the field without at least one goal. Cox managed to be a part of the Howard's lone scoring play however, as she was credited with the assist to Smalls.
Smalls' goal came in the first half with 16:27 left on the clock. Prior to her score, High Point had tallied six goals within the opening 12 minutes. Following Howard's goal, the Panthers went on a 7-0 run to lead the Lady Bison, 13-1 by halftime.
Goalkeeper Amber Meeks tabbed six saves for the Lady Bison in the first half.
Howard was unable to outpace the Panthers in shots as HPU posted 31 compared to HU's ten. Recording the most shots for the Bison was Cox with five. The Panthers also held the advantage in groundballs over Howard (25-18). Leading HU with the most groundballs was Courtland Lackey with four.
The Lady Bison were kept out of the net in the second half and were unable to slow down High Point's offensive momentum as they went on to score six additional goals by the close of the game.
The Howard lacrosse team will cruise into their sixth straight match on the road against Davidson at 1 p.m. and will look to gain their first win away from Greene Stadium this season. For more updates on the Howard lacrosse team, visit www.Howard-Bison.com.