Greenville, S.C. – Furman women's got goals from nine different players as the Paladins' offense overwhelmed Presbyterian, 16-4, in the 2018 home opener. The win moves Furman to 1-1 on the year, while the loss drops PC to 0-1.
Abby Shields led Furman with seven points on the night, including tying her own school single-game record with five assists while adding two goals. Hannah Feinberg led the Paladins in goals with four, while Britt Douglass, Isabelle Walsh and freshman Hannah Demis each added two. Maggie Friel played 51:25 in goal for the Paladins, making five saves.
Furman opened the scoring just over 30 seconds into the game, on a free position shot from Kasie Lilly, before then using five-straight goals from five different people to take a 6-0 lead with 11:24 remaining in the first. Presbyterian used three-straight goals of its own to cut the lead in half at 6-3 with 5:53 to go, but Furman ended the half on a 3-0 scoring run, sending the teams to the locker rooms with the Paladins holding a 9-3 lead.
The Paladins opened the half with back-to-back goals by Feinberg, before Demis, Douglass and Gaby Susz each added one to push the lead to 14-3. The Blue Hose cut the lead to 14-4 on a goal with 10:30 to go, before Shields added her second goal of the day to push the lead back to 11 at 15-4. Leah Nonnenman scored her first-career goal to give the Paladins the 16-4 victory.
PC was led on offense by Sarah Marshall with two goals, while Kayla Koch made 12 saves.
Furman is back in action on Sunday afternoon, hosting Davidson in a 2:00 p.m. matchup inside Paladin Stadium.