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WOMEN'S SOCCER CENTRAL: No. 4 Seed Catamounts face No. 1 Seed Furman in SoCon Semis

Nov. 2, 2017


 No. 4 seed Catamount Women’s Soccer vs. No. 1 seed Furman
 Game 20 vs.Furman | Fri., Nov. 3 | 6:00 p.m. ET |  Live Stats|Watch Live
 Location Birmingham, Ala. (Samford Track & Soccer Stadium )
 Social Media @Catamounts | Facebook |@wcu_catamounts (Instagram)

Western Carolina women’s soccer, the number four seed in the Southern Conference Championships, will face off against No. 1 seed Furman in the semi-finals at 6 p.m. Friday at the Samford University Track and Soccer Stadium in Birmingham, Ala.

Five Things to Know

  • ALL-CONFERENCE: Juniors Megan McCallister and Sayres McKenna were named All-Southern Conference Second Team ... Freshman Maryanne Kilgore was named to the SoCon Freshman team … It is the first time since 2008 Western Carolina women's soccer has had three players honored with post-season awards by the SoCon.
  • RETURNING TO SOCON SEMIS:Western Carolina returns to the semi-finals of the Southern Conference Championships for the first time since 2008. It is also the first trip for Chad Miller as the Head Coach. Miller was an assistant for the team when the Catamounts won the SoCon Championships in 2008.
  • MCCALLISTER MINUTE: McCallister, from Asheville, N.C., has been a true catalyst for the Western Carolina club. She leads the team in almost every offensive category including pacing the team in goals (10) and points (25). She ranks second on the team in assists with five. McCallister's 10 goals this season is the most by a Catamount women's soccer player since Lauren Bramlett also scored 10 in the 2001 season. Her 10 goals also rank fourth in the Southern Conference. McCallister's 25 points tie her for third in the SoCon for the 2017 season and rank her seventh in the WCU record books. She has scored one game-winning goal and added five assists including the assist on Emily Threatt's goal that gave WCU a 1-0 win over VMI and sent the Catamounts to the semi-finals of the 2017 SoCon Championships.
  • INS AND OUTS: With the 1-0 win against VMI, WCU has now played in 15 games this season that has been decided by one goal … Western Carolina has won four of its last five games with the only loss being a 2-1 overtime setback to the Catamounts upcoming opponent Furman. In the last five games, WCU is outscoring opponents 12-4.
  • OTHER THREE SEEDS:: Western Carolina is 5-17-1 against upcoming opponent Furman after falling 2-1 in overtime in the regular season. The Catamounts were the only SoCon team to score on the Paladins in the regular season. The Paladins have won six of the last seven meetings with one tie in 2014. The last time Western Carolina and Furman met in the final four of the SoCon Championships was 2005 when the two teams faced off against each other in the finals. The Catamounts came out on top 1-0 as WCU was the No. 4 seed and the Paladins were the No. 1 seed. Against the other two seeds, in the final four of the SoCon Championships, WCU lost in double overtime to Samford 1-0 and tied UNCG 2-2.

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