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The High Point Panthers are the third DI program to release their 2022 schedule, doing so on Thursday afternoon. The Panthers are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 8-6 overall (4-1 SoCon) and won the SoCon Tournament, making their second-ever NCAA Tournament trip.
Panthers’ 2022 Schedule:
|2/19||High Point||North Carolina|
|3/12||Robert Morris||High Point|
|3/26||High Point||Detroit Mercy|
Colgate, Detroit Mercy, Hampton, Maryland, Navy
2/13 @ Virginia: The Panthers’ third contests of the season pits them against the back-to-back national champion Virginia Cavaliers. High Point and Virginia has had quite the series history, which included a 12-11 Cavaliers victory last season as well as two Panther victories in both 2016 and 2019. Virginia holds a 5-2 lead in the all-time series.
2/19 vs North Carolina: In-State foes, the Panthers have faced the Tar Heels five times in program history and have come up short each meeting. The two faced each other twice last season with North Carolina winning narrowly, 17-15, in their first meeting before winning 27-12 just 11 days later.
4/2 @ Jacksonville: The Panthers faced the Dolphins in their regular-season finale last season, securing a 16-11 victory to claim a share of the SoCon regular season title. The two then met a week later in the conference semifinals where the Panthers again won, 11-9 to advance to the SoCon title game. High Point holds a 9-3 season lead all-time over the Dolphins and is currently on a three-game win streak against their fellow conference opponent.
4/23 vs Richmond: High Point had one regular-season conference loss last season and it came against the Richmond Spiders, 17-11. The Panthers and Spiders then faced each other in the SoCon title game for a second consecutive time as High Point came up victorious, 11-8. Needless to say, this contests is likely to be the most anticipated SoCon matchup of the season. Richmond leads the all-time series 8-4.