Oct. 17, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer team (7-6-1, 2-4 Southern Conference) returns home Friday for a two-game Southern Conference home-stand with Furman at 7 p.m. Friday and Wofford at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Catamounts' game against Furman is part of parent's weekend as the team welcomes their family for a weekend of activities. Western Carolina faces a Paladin team that ranks second in the Southern Conference with a record of 4-1 and an overall record of 10-3-1. Furman suffered its first SoCon loss of the season, falling to Elon 4-3 on Oct. 13, snapping the Paladins' 10-game winning streak.
Western Carolina is coming off a key road victory at Chattanooga defeating the Mocs 1-0 in overtime. Redshirt sophomore midfielder Kimberly Sullivan scored her first goal of the season, and the Catamounts' first golden goal of the season, when her header from a corner kick by Madison Lee secured the victory for WCU.
Sophomore Stephanie DeVita leads the Paladins with 10 goals and five assists for a total of 25 points. Western Carolina is paced by a sophomore of its own in forward Kelly Pannell who has five goals and four assists. Overall, Furman leads the series 12-5. The Catamounts are 2-5 against the Paladins at home in Cullowhee.
On Sunday, Western Carolina honors seniors Alex Gastesi, Christine Kaznowski, Kayla Sedgley and Katie Weigel. It is also 90's day with a 1990's flashback day, which will feature themed music and prizes, honoring the seniors as the first 90s babies to graduate.