Greenville, S.C. – A 10-goal first half proved the difference as San Diego State downed Furman, 18-7, on Friday afternoon inside Paladin Stadium. The win moves the Aztecs to 6-3 on the year, while the loss drops the Paladins to 1-6.
Hannah Feinberg and Abby Shields each netted two goals for the Paladins, while Feinberg and Grace Pollak each added an assist. Maggie Friel and Courtney Baker split time in goal, combining for 11 saves.
San Diego State opened the game with back-to-back goals before Abby Shields netted her first goal of the day to cut the lead to 2-1. The Aztecs pushed the lead to 3-1, but Furman got back-to-back goals from Grace Pollak and Shields to tie the game at three with just over 20 minutes remaining in the half. San Diego State then used a 5-0 run to push the lead to 8-3, before Furman ended the scoring drought on a goal by Isabelle Walsh with just under 3:00 to go. The Aztecs netted back-to-back goals with under 30 seconds remaining to take a 10-4 lead into halftime.
The Aztecs pushed the lead to 11-4 just 15 seconds into the second half, before the Paladins responded with a goal by Meg Lingo. San Diego State continued to add to the lead, using back-to-back goals to take a 13-5 advantage, but Furman responded with back-to-back goals of its own, cutting the lead to 13-7. The Aztecs again responded offensively, using five-straight goals to claim the 18-7 win.
Grace McGinty and Taylor Sullivan each scored five goals for the Aztecs, while Julia Sheehan added two assists. Katy Sharretts earned the win in goal, making eight saves.
Furman is back in action on Friday, March 23, taking on Campbell in Buies Creek, N.C.