Score: Furman 1, Western Carolina 0
Records: Western Carolina 8-8-2, Furman 11-6
Location: Catamount Athletic Complex, Cullowhee, N.C.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – No. 4 seed Western Carolina closed it the 2018 season with a 1-0 loss to No. 5 seed Furman in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Championships Saturday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
Furman scored in the 26th minute and held off Western Carolina the remainder of the contest.
Inside the Box Score
- Furman scored the only goal of the match in the 26th minute off a header by Isabelle Guiterrez off a throw-in by Erin Houlihan.
- Western Carolina took 15 shots in the contest to Furman’s eight.
- Catamount goalkeeper Jacquelyn Gnassi had four saves in the match and falls to 5-4-1 to close out the season.
- Western Carolina took a flurry of shots in the waning minutes of the game including earning a corner kick with 1.8 seconds left in the contest. Senior Eynde Frazier took the corner kick sending it to Regan Ward whose header shot was saved by the Paladin goalkeeper.
News & Notes
- Western Carolina’s loss to Furman halts a two-game winning streak against the Paladins and a three-game winning streak in the season.
- The Catamounts ending the season only allowing seven goals at home.
- WCU’s shutout over Mercer was the seventh of the season.
- The Catamounts ended the year 6-3-2 at home.
- Gnassi ends her career with 142 career saves ranking fifth in the WCU record books. Her .826 save percentage ranks second.
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