The High Point University men’s soccer team continues its road trip with a midweek matchup at Campbell. The race marks a rematch of the 2021 Great South Tour Championship.
?? Martin Stadium#GoHPU pic.twitter.com/Jz55Wd1jve
— High Point University Soccer (@HPUMSOCCER) October 8, 2022
High point in Campbell
Wednesday, October 12th | 7:00 PM
Eakes Athletic Complex | Buies Creek, NC
Check out | Live statistics
Last time out
HPU tied Presbyterian Saturday night, 0-0. The Panthers moved to 4-3-4 overall and 2-0-2 in the Big South with the tiebreaker. Noah Holmes AND Aidan April Each had nice plays late in the second half, but couldn’t connect on the goal to give High Point the lead. Holden Trent made a save as the Panther defense limited the Blue Hose to eight shots on the night and just three in the second half.
Top spot in the Big South Conference
The Panthers have found themselves in contention for a Big South championship in each of the last three seasons under the head coach Zach Haines. During his time at High Point, Haines has posted a 22-1-5 (.875) record in conference play, with his only loss coming in his first season in November 2019. In the three seasons prior to Haines’ arrival, The Panthers posted a combined 19-2-3 (.854) record in Big South competition. HPU is also the only team to finish in the top-2 for the last six seasons and the only Big South team to boast a winning record in each of the last 15 seasons.
“WHAT WE BREAK FROM @HoldenTrent45!”
Just a goalie appreciation post for one of the best in the country. #GoHPU pic.twitter.com/RvWN8aSmLe
— High Point University Soccer (@HPUMSOCCER) October 3, 2022
High Point v. Campbell
HPU is 8-13-5 all-time against Campbell and 1-3-1 in the last five games with the Camels. In 2021, the Panthers played to a 0-0 tie at High Point before meeting Campbell in the Big South Championship, ultimately falling 3-2. In the 2020 season, HPU left Buies Creek with a 1-0 victory as Sebastian Chalbaud scored the game-winning goal in the 25thth minute while Alex April was credited with the assist.
About war camels
Campbell is 7-2-3 on the season and 3-0-1 in the Big South. The Fighting Camels have posted non-conference wins over Incarnate Word, Houston Baptist, Davidson and UNCG along with conference wins over Winthrop, Longwood and UNC Asheville. Jalen James leads Campbell with seven goals and one assist on the year, while Kemy Amiche (5G, 4A) and Daniel Hernandez (4G, 6A) each have 14 points. Sean Ellis and Edu Rodriguez have split time in goal. Ellis has recorded 13 saves against 8 goals with two shutouts while Rodriguez has recorded 17 saves with just four goals allowed. Head coach Dustin Fonder is in his eighth season with the Fighting Camels.
??: Highlights from tonight’s 5-1 win!#GoHPU pic.twitter.com/N6T6fhVSxo
— High Point University Soccer (@HPUMSOCCER) October 2, 2022
Trent is named to the TDS Team of the Week
High goalkeeper Holden Trent added another weekly award after being recognized in Top Drawer Soccer’s national team of the week (Oct. 4). Trent posted a shutout at Elon in a 0-0 tie before helping HPU to a 5-1 win over Radford with four saves.
?? @HoldenTrent45 #GoHPU https://t.co/Lqiu5CNmSN
— High Point University Soccer (@HPUMSOCCER) October 4, 2022
Holmes Repeats, Trent joins Player of the Week honors
Noah Holmes repeats as Big South Offensive Player of the Week while Holden Trent was named defensive player of the week. Holmes recorded his second double-double in three games in a 5-1 win over Radford, while Trent made seven saves on the week while posting a shutout in a 0-0 tie with Elon, which was receiving votes in the final 25 poll top-25.
The flurry of goals pushes the Panthers past the Highlanders
High Point scored five goals Saturday night against Radford. Scorers for HPU were Noah Holmes (2), Carson Kendall, The Larson ruleAND Sebastian Chalbaud. Kendall, Rula and Chalbaud recorded their first goals of the season while Kendall and Rula scored the first goals of their respective careers. In the three games played in the conference, HPU scored a total of 10 goals. First students Brendan Krueger AND Aidan April both were credited with two assists each.
ANOTHER!! HPU leads 3-0 in the 34th minute ??
Kruger?? @Donald_April ?? rule#GoHPU pic.twitter.com/ZfHKbkJsHv
— High Point University Soccer (@HPUMSOCCER) October 1, 2022
High Point, Haines agrees to contract extension
High Point University Vice President and Athletic Director Dan Hauser has announced a five-year contract extension for the men’s soccer coach Zach Haines on September 30. Haines has compiled a 36-18-6 overall record in his time at the helm of HPU.
Holmes, McRobb Win Player of the Week
Panther ahead Noah Holmes was named Big South Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the first time this season while Find McRobb earned his second Defensive Player of the Week award in as many weeks. Holmes recorded a brace at Winthrop while McRobb anchored the HPU back line with 86 minutes of action and a shot.
McRobb was named the Big South Defensive Player of the Week
Junior Find McRobb was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 19th. McRobb scored the tying goal in the 48thth minute of action against Gardner-Webb on Friday night (Sept. 16). He also played all 90 minutes of the contest to earn his first career Big South weekly award.
Pineda, Trent Earn First Weekly Awards
Forward Tony Pineda and porter Holden Trent were named Big South Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, on Aug. 29th. Pineda scored the game-winning goal against Davidson and the tying goal at Georgetown, while Trent had six saves on the week.
Pineda placed on TDS Team of the Week
Top Drawer Soccer released its Team of the Week following the first week of regular season play. High point striker Tony Pineda was among 11 players on the team after scoring two goals in the first week of play.
Trent was named Preseason Goaltender of the Year
Holden Trent was voted Big South Preseason Goaltender of the Year after finishing last season with the league’s best save percentage (.736). Trent allowed just 19 goals while recording 53 saves.
Panthers tabbed second in Preseason Poll
HPU was picked second in the Big South Preseason Coaches Poll behind 2021 tournament champion Campbell. The Panthers received one first-place vote in the poll behind the Camels’ eight.
Leave a Reply