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Men’s Soccer Knocks Off No. 24 High Point in Opener, 3-1

by | Aug 31, 2021

Senior Mateo Alzate goes up for a header in the game vs. High Point.


DAVIDSON, N.C.Lucas Hauth’s fifth career multiple-goal performance lifted Davidson to a 3-1 season-opening win over No. 24 High Point in non-conference men’s soccer action Thursday evening inside Alumni Stadium.

Lucas Hauth runs toward a crowd of cheering fans after scoring a late goal in the game vs. High Point.

With the victory, the Wildcats have now won 20 of their last 23 to begin a season, while improving to 37-23-6 all-time in openers.

Hauth, a senior from Fleming Island, Fla., netted the eventual game-winner in the 73rd minute with a blast off a through ball from Jacob Myers and later put the game out of reach with under six minutes to play.

An all-conference performer in the spring, Hauth’s 14th career strike came when he tracked down a Justin Stone shot that caromed off the cross bar and was tapped out by High Point’s keeper.

After Hauth (20′) and Henry Howell (22′) threatened with chances midway through the opening period, freshman Vincent Bennage headed home a Howell corner at the 39:18 mark to give Davidson the 1-0 advantage.

In addition to his first collegiate goal, Bennage finished with three shots off the bench, all of which were on target.

High Point (0-1-0), which went 12-2-0 last season, including an 8-0-0 mark in league play and a trip to the NCAA Tournament, scored its lone goal in the 82nd minute when Ashton Perkins tracked down a miss.

Both keepers finished with three saves, while the Panthers held a slim 13-11 edge in shots.

See more photos at our News of Davidson photo album.

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