Score: Furman 2, Western Carolina 1, OT
Records: Western Carolina 5-9-2, (2-4-1 SoCon), Furman 10-2-1, (6-0 SoCon)
Location: Stone Soccer Stadium - Greenville, S.C.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer snapped Furman's seven-game streak of not allowing a goal, but one goal was not enough, as the Catamounts fell to the Paladins 2-1 in overtime Friday at Stone Soccer Stadium.
In an all-out battle on the field, the Paladins won the final bout with some help by the Catamounts as the final goal of the game went in favor of Furman off an own goal.
Tied 1-1, in overtime, Furman got the win on an own goal but Western Carolina at the 92nd minute in overtime.
- Redshirt senior Deyana Walker scored the lone goal for Western Carolina halting Furman's consecutive shutout minutes at 653.
- Furman goalkeeper
- Emily Threatt and Kasey Cooke were each credited with an assist on Walker's goal.
Inside the Box Score
- Walker broke open a scoreless tie scoring the first goal of the game at 23:47 as Cooke passed to Threatt who crossed it to Walker. Near the goal, Walker tapped the ball into the left side.
- Furman tied it up on a goal by Treva Aycock who tapped it in at the far post.
- Furman took the game when a cross was deflected into the goal by Western Carolina.
- The Paladins had 15 shots to Western Carolina's nine.
News & Notes
- Western Carolina played in its seventh overtime game this season when it went to OT against Furman. The Catamounts are 2-3-2 this season in overtime games.
- Walker scored her fourth goal of the season tying her for second place for goals this season. She also moves her point total to 12 for the season which ties her for second place.
- Megan McCallister had her consecutive goals in a game streak ended at three-straight as she did not score a goal against Furman.
- For the second time in the last three years, Western Carolina played the role of spoiler. WCU became the first Southern Conference team to score a goal against Furman this season. Two years ago, in 2015, the Catamounts denied Samford an undefeated season defeating the Bulldogs 1-0 in the final regular season game. It was also the only goal Samford gave up in the regular season of SoCon play.
- Cooke notched her fourth assist of the season
- Threatt also earned an assist giving her two on the season and pushing her point total to 10.
Western Carolina continues its three-game road swing traveling to Wofford at 2 p.m. Sunday.
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