Can High Point Repeat as SoCon Champions?

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Since his arrival at High Point as the program’s first head coach ahead of their inaugural 2013 season, Jon Torpey has done nothing but build this Panthers program into one of the best in the SoCon, and a consistent competitor on the national stage.

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2022 Schedule Preview: VMI Keydets

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The VMI Keydets are the second DI program to release their 2022 schedule, doing so on Friday afternoon. The Keydets are heading into their second season under head coach James Purpura and coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 1-10 overall and 0-6 in SoCon play.

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Can Richmond Take Back the SoCon?

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Down 7-1 with 10:23 remaining in the second quarter of the SoCon title game, the Richmond Spiders found a spark. A five-goal run that lasted through the end of the third saw the Spiders cut the High Point lead down to just one goal (7-6) with one frame left. However, a 4-2 game-ending High Point run put the final nail in the coffin, serving the Spiders their second conference loss of the season and denying them a third consecutive conference title.

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In A New Look SoCon, Can Mercer Take a Step Forward?

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Coming into the final weekend of the 2021 season, Mercer found themselves in a battle with Air Force and Bellarmine for that fourth and final spot in the SoCon Tournament. Ultimately, the Bears fell to Bellarmine 11-8 in Louisville, marking their second loss to the Knights of the season, and Air Force pulled off an upset, beating Richmond 11-6 to hand the Spiders their first loss of the season and win the battle for that fourth seed in the conference tournament.

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How Much Ground Can Jacksonville Gain in 2022?

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Since the arrival of John Galloway, Jacksonville has seemingly done nothing but rise. After going 3-11 and climbing their way into the SoCon Tournament in Galloway’s inaugural season, the Dolphins responded in 2018 by going went 8-7 and making the SoCon title game for the first time in program history where they fell to Richmond by just one goal.

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Asher Nolting Returning to High Point For Fifth Season, More Transfer Portal Movement

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The 2021 season was a special season for Jon Torpey and the High Point Panthers as they won the SoCon and made their second NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.

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High Point Tops Richmond to Claim SoCon Title

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The High Point Panthers are the first team to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament after taking down Richmond 11-8 in the SoCon Championship game. The win sends the Panthers back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015 and denies the Spiders the chance at being the first three-peat champion in SoCon history.

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Richmond, High Point Earn Dominate Victories to Advance to SoCon Title Game

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For the seventh consecutive (full) season, the Richmond Spiders have advance to their conference championship game. This time, the Spiders aren’t looking to only defend their title, but do it for a third time in a row and become the first three-peat champion in SoCon history.

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Friday Recap: Manhattan Tops Monmouth in Double Overtime For Third Straight Win

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In a rematch of their season opener, in which they lost 8-5 and didn’t count as a conference game, the Manhattan Jaspers took down the Monmouth Hawks 9-8 in double overtime to move to the top of the MAAC standings with a 3-0 conference record. The Jaspers’ win also snaps a six-game losing streak against the Hawks and hands them their first loss of the season.

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