Winthrop University

Eagles fall to Panthers

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The Winthrop women's soccer team fell 2-0 to the High Point Panthers on Saturday.

The Eagles drops to 4-7 overall and 0-3 in the Big South Conference, while High Point improved to 6-2-4 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

The Panthers struck quickly in the first minute when Renee Hitchcock took a pass on the left wing from teammate Taylor Ray. Hitchcock cut inside of the Winthrop defense and chipped her shot over goalie Dimi Poulos for the 1-0 lead.

High Point would add its final goal in the 67th minute, courtesy of a penalty kick by Laura Eldridge. She was awarded the penalty kick after receiving a pass in the goal box and being tackled from behind by a Winthrop defender.

The Winthrop offense was held quiet the entire match, managing only five shots and no attempts on goal, while High Point took a total of 15 shots with seven of them being on target. Rachel Webster, Courtney Durbin, Erin Foote, Kathleen Pollard and Chelsea White all had one shot apiece against the Panthers. Poulos would end up grabbing five saves on the evening.

The Eagles will travel to Florence at 4 p.m. on Wednesday for a non-conference match against Francis Marion.

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