Score: Furman 3, Western Carolina 1
Records: Western Carolina 6-11, 3-5 SoCon, Furman 12-3, 6-2SoCon
Location: Catamount Athletic Complex - Cullowhee, N.C.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Furman scored three first-half goals to down Western Carolina women's soccer 3-1 Friday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
Furman scored three goals in a 10 minute span, in the first half, to secure the win over Western Carolina.
- Furman's Carlie Couch scored two of Furman's three goals.
- Catamount redshirt freshman goalkeeper Jacquelin Gnassi played the second against Furman holding the Paladins scoreless and picking up five saves.
- Sophomore Sayres McKenna scored Western Carolina's lone goal on a penalty kick.
- The Paladin's Rachel Shah had a goal and an assist.
Inside the Box Score
- Couch scored the first of her two goals picking up a rebound inside the box and scoring from an assist by Quinn Lombard at 21:40.
- Couch's second goal came seven minutes later, at 28:51, heading the ball into the goal from a double assist by Treva Aycock and Shah.
- Furman's final goal came at 31:05 in the first half when Shah scored off an assist by Molly Dwyer.
- Western Carolina scored its only goal of the game from a penalty kick at 59:36 when Furman was called for a foul inside the box. McKenna boomed a kick into the right top of the goal for the score.
- Western Carolina had a couple of key scoring chances in the game including a shot that went high by Emily Threatt when the Furman goalkeeper was pulled away from the goal. Threatt's shot sailed over the cross bar late in the first half. In the second half Eynde Frazier also had a golden chance to score that also went high.
News & Notes
- McKenna's goal off the penalty kick was her fourth of the season doubling her mark from her freshman campaign. The goal also pushes her point total to a team-leading 14 points for the season pushing her career points total to 25 moving her to a tie for 21st place in the WCU record books.
- Western Carolina's goal against Furman halts a two-game streak in which the Paladins had shutout opponents. - Gnassi made her second appearance in a game this season playing the second half against Furman.
- With the loss, Western Carolina is suffering through a four-game losing streak.
Western Carolina closes out the regular season hosting Wofford at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Catamounts are looking to end the regular season with a win while the Terriers are still searching for their first Southern Conference victory of the season. Seniors Sheridan Caudle, Haven Leland, Carly Tinstman and Taylor Webb will be honored prior the game.
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