Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/18/12
From Press Release
Delaware will again kick off the men’s lacrosse season on Feb. 2, 2013 when the Blue Hens travel to North Carolina to meet High Point University in its NCAA debut.
The game was announced Monday when the Panthers’ 2013 schedule was released by head coach Jon Torpey (former member of Philadelphia Wings and Barrage). HPU will host seven games at Vert Stadium in its inaugural season.
“We are very fortunate to have so many great programs on our 2012-13 schedule,” Torpey said. “We made a promise to the team that we would play an extremely competitive schedule and there is no doubt this schedule will be a great challenge. This year is an opportunity for us to come out and see how we match up against some of the best Division I programs in the country.”
High Point also will play Philly foes St. Joseph’s, Lafayette and Drexel.
The Panthers open their fall slate on Oct. 6 at the 6th annucl Nick Collelluri Classic at Ridley High. High Point will face Marquette at 9 a.m. and Colgate at 3:30 p.m. The team will also hold an intrasquad scrimmage on Oct. 13 at Vert Stadium. The game will begin at 9 a.m.
In the spring, HPU will play one final exhibition day with scrimmages against Bucknell and Navy in Durham, N.C. on Jan. 26.
The program opener against Delaware will be on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. at Vert Stadium before hosting Towson on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. The Panthers will host Air Force on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m.
High Point will play three consecutive road games – St. Joseph’s, Bellarmine and Jacksonville – before returning home to host Michigan on March 6. After a March 16 game at UMBC, the Panthers have back-to-back home games against Brown (March 24) and Lafayette (March 27).
HPU’s final home game will be a battle of first-year programs when Marquette comes to Vert Stadium on April 13. High Point winds down its first season with games at Duke, North Carolina and Drexel.