Coming off a three-game series sweep of Southern Conference foe East Tennessee State and winners of seven straight, Furman will step outside of league play for a pair of mid-week contests beginning with a Tuesday home clash against UNC Asheville at Latham Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m.
Rookie Danni Vines, the 2017 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, topped Alory Pereira, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, to clinch the winning point as No. 1 Furman beat No. 2 ETSU, 4-2, to win the SoCon Championship Sunday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.
Defending Southern Conference champion Furman (-8) holds the team lead after Sunday’s first round of play at the Southern Conference Women’s Golf Championship par-72, 6,153 yard Country Club of Lexington in Lexington, S.C.
Senior Bryce Howell (+5) carded an even 72 in the opening round and added a second-round 77 to tie for seventh place Sunday in the first day of the 2017 Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championship at the par-72, 7,118 yard Pinehurst No. 9 in Pinehurst, N.C. Due to predicted inclement weather in the Pinehurst area on Monday, the teams played 36 holes on Sunday.
Greenville, S.C. – Abby Shields scored four goals, but it wasn’t enough, as Furman fell to Jacksonville, 18-7, in the Paladins’ final regular season home game of the 2017 season. The win moves Jacksonville to 11-5 and 8-1 in conference play on the season, while the loss drops the Paladins to 10-5 and 6-2 in ASUN play.
The final game of Furman’s three-game Southern Conference softball series versus UNCG at Pepsi Stadium has been moved from 1 p.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday due to the threat of inclement weather, it was announced this evening.
Cameron Whitehead drove in four runs to power Furman to an 11-4 victory in game one of a Southern Conference doubleheader, and Matthew Quarles delivered eight strong innings in a 6-3 game two victory to complete the twinbill sweep of East Tennessee State in Saturday baseball action at Latham Stadium.
Junior Caroline Cash lined a base hit down the right field line with the bases loaded and one-out in the bottom of the seventh to hand Furman a 1-0 victory in game one and a doubleheader split with UNCG on Saturday afternoon at Pepsi Stadium. The Spartans plated 10 runs in the first inning to claim an 11-0 win in game two.
Greenville, S.C. – A 7-0 first quarter gave Furman a lead it would never relinquish, as the Paladins downed VMI, , on senior day in Paladin Stadium. The win moves Furman to 7-6 on the year and 6-0 in SoCon play, while the loss drops the Keydets to 2-11 and 0-6 in SoCon play. The win also gives Furman an undefeated home conference record in 2017.
The Furman women’s tennis team downed Samford, 4-0, Saturday in the semifinals of the Southern Conference Championships at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C. The Paladins, who boast a 15 match winning streak and have won 17 of their last 18 matches, entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed and advance to the championship match where they will face No. 2 ETSU Sunday at 1 p.m. Furman is seeking its 17th SoCon tournament title and its first since 2008.
Sims Griffith’s RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Carter Grote from second base to give Furman a 9-8, walk-off victory over East Tennessee State in the opening game of a three-game Southern Conference baseball series Friday evening at Latham Stadium.
Greenville, S.C. – Abby Shields netted five goals and added five assists for a school single-season points record (10) and Furman held off a second-half rally to down Stetson, 19-14, on Friday night inside Paladin Stadium. The win moves Furman to 10-4 on the year and 6-1 in ASUN play, while the loss drops Steton to 5-10 on the year and 5-3 in ASUN play.
The Furman men’s golf team will compete in the 81st edition of the Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championship Sunday through Tuesday at Pinehurst, No. 9 in Pinehurst, N.C. The Jack Nicklaus Signature course, which is serving as the site of the championships for the fourth-consecutive year, will play at par-72, 7,118 yards.
The first-place Furman Paladins look to maintain control of the Southern Conference lead this weekend when they host second-place UNCG in a three-game series at Pepsi Stadium. Saturday’s doubleheader is set for 1 p.m. with Sunday’s series finale also slated for 1 p.m.
The Furman women’s tennis team shut out Western Carolina, 4-0, Friday in the opening round of the Southern Conference Championships at the Reeves Tennis Center in Spartanburg, S.C. The Paladins, who boast a 14 match winning streak and have won 16 of their last 17 matches, entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed.
Greenville, S.C. – Furman men’s lacrosse returns to Paladin Stadium on Saturday, playing host to VMI at 12:00 p.m. in the 2017 regular season home finale. Saturday’s game is also senior day, where the 24 members of Furman’s Class One are set to be recognized.
Due to expected inclement weather on Sunday, Furman and East Tennessee State will play a Saturday baseball doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Latham Stadium, Paladin head coach Brett Harker has announced.
An 11-6 winner over Presbyterian on Wednesday, Furman’s baseball team jumps back into Southern Conference play this weekend when it plays host to East Tennessee State in a three-game series beginning with Friday’s 6:00 p.m. opener at Latham Stadium.
Greenville, S.C. – Winners of five straight, Furman women’s lacrosse (9-4, 5-1 ASUN) welcomes Stetson and Jacksonville to Paladin Stadium this weekend as the Paladins close out the home-portion of the 2017 regular season. Both games are set to be streamed live on ESPN3. Friday’s game versus Stetson is scheduled for a 5 p.m. opening draw, while Sunday’s Senior Day celebration versus Jacksonville is set for a 12 p.m. start.
Furman pitching tossed back-to-back shutouts, including a perfect game by sophomore Emily Demonte in game two, as the Paladins swept South Carolina State 8-0, 12-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Pepsi Stadium.
Furman’s Ansley Speaks has been named the 2017 Southern Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year, while Paladin head coach Adam Herendeen was named the league’s Coach of the Year, and Furman’s Danni Vines was tabbed the Freshman of the Year, as announced today by the league office. Postseason balloting was conducted by the league’s head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.
Senior Adam Steryous and junior Cameron Green were named to the All-Southern Conference first team for singles for the second-consecutive season, while Steryous and redshirt-freshman Jake Munns garnered first-team accolades for doubles, as announced today by the league office. Munns and freshman Jake Bhangdia were selected to the all-conference second team, and Munns and freshman Clarke Wilson were chosen to the SoCon All-Freshman team. Postseason balloting was conducted by the league’s head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.