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.
The Paladins are coming into the final home games of the regular season after downing Delaware State and Howard last weekend. Furman outscored Delaware State 18-5 on Thursday, before dropping Howard 20-4 on Saturday. Abby Shields led the Paladins with five goals and five assists in the two games, while Paige Gamble added three goals, three assists, and 13 draw controls.
Stetson (5-9, 5-2 ASUN) split a pair of home overtime games last weekend, downing Kennesaw State 19-18 in overtime on Thursday, before falling to Mercer, 13-12, in double overtime on Saturday. The Hatters have seven players with double-digit goals on the season. Sam Maguire leads all scorers with 38 goals on the year, while Lindsay Summers leads with 19 goals and 26 assists for 45 points. Liza Diamond has play all minutes in goal for the Hatters, making 115 saves on the season.
Current league-leader Jacksonville (10-4, 7-0 ASUN) is one of two teams to clinch a spot in the ASUN Championship. The Dolphins will take on Coastal Carolina on Friday before coming to Paladin Stadium on Sunday, with a chance for the ASUN regular season title on the line. The Dolphins have won 31 consecutive ASUN regular season games Jacksonville leads the country in shots-per-game (37.36) and shots-on-goal-per-game (28.21). Sydney Matthews leads the ASUN and is sixth nationally with a 7.63 goals-against average
Both games will be streamed live on ESPN3, with Price Atkinson provided play-by-play and Nate Warrick adding color commentary. Fans can find live stat and video links on FurmanPaladins.com and can follow @FUWlax on Twitter for periodic game updates.