Greenville, S.C. — The Furman women’s soccer team concludes its 2017 home schedule this weekend when it hosts Western Carolina on Friday at 7 p.m. before entertaining ETSU on Sunday at 2 p.m. on Seagraves Field at Stone Soccer Stadium.
Friday’s match will be the Paladins’ annual Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness and all fans are encouraged to wear pink and join the Furman women’s soccer program in the fight against breast cancer. Also, the first 100 fans in attendance at Friday’s match will receive a free Furman beanie. Sunday will be Senior Day at Stone Stadium as head coach Andrew Burr and the Furman staff honor the 2017 seniors and their families prior to their final regular season home match. The first 100 fans will receive a poster featuring the 2017 senior class.
Furman enters the weekend at 9-2-1 overall and 5-0-0 in the Southern Conference with four regular season league matches remaining. The Paladins are tied for first place in the league standings with Samford and hold a six-point lead on the rest of the conference.
Senior Molly Dwyer has paced the Paladins with seven goals and five assists, while sophomore Treva Aycock has contributed seven goals and four assists. Sophomore Caitlyn Reilly, who netted a hat trick in last Friday’s 5-0 blanking of Wofford, has added six goals and four assists. Senior midfielder Rachel Shah leads the SoCon with seven assists.
Furman has recorded a school-record seven consecutive shutouts entering Friday’s match versus Western Carolina and has not allowed a goal in conference play. Goalkeeper Kellsey Weaver has fashioned a 0.67 goals against average, a 6-1-1 record, and has totaled three solo shutouts this season.
Friday’s contest marks the 23rd meeting between Furman and Western Carolina (5-8-2, 2-3-1 SoCon) with the Paladins holding a 16-5-1 series lead. Furman captured a 3-1 victory in Cullowhee, N.C., last season to improve to 5-0-1 in its last six meetings against the Catamounts.
Sunday’s match will be just the 13th meeting between Furman and ETSU (5-9-0, 3-3-0 SoCon). The Paladins hold an 11-1-0 series advantage, but ETSU took a 2-0 decision in last year’s regular season finale in Johnson City, Tenn., for its first victory over Furman.
Tickets for both games this weekend are available online at FurmanPaladins.com or can be purchased at the Stone Stadium entrance beginning one hour prior to kickoff. Both matches will be streamed live through the SoCon Digital Network and live statistics will be available through StatBroadcast. Links for both the video stream and live stats are posted at FurmanPaladins.com.
Fans can access in-game updates of Furman women’s soccer on Twitter by following @FurmanWSoccer.