Greenville, S.C. – Twelve different players combined for 20 goals and Furman powered past Wofford, 20-2, in the 2018 regular-season finale. The win moves Furman to 7-10 on the year and 3-2 in SoCon play, while the loss ends the Terriers' season at 2-15 and 1-4 in SoCon play. With the win on Saturday, Furman earns a spot in the 2018 SoCon Championships, held next weekend in Macon, Ga.
Isabelle Walsh led the Paladins with four goals on the day, while Grace Pollak added three goals and two assists. Seniors Gaby Susz, Courtney Richter, Britt Douglass, and Kasie Lilly each made it into the scoring column, while Maggie Friel made four saves in goal for the Paladins. Furman's defense held Wofford to just 10 shots on the day, while allowing a season-low two goals.
The Paladins opened an early 6-0 lead on goals by five-different players before Wofford cut the lead to 6-1 with 20:10 to go in the first. The Paladins finished the half with four-straight goals by four different players to take a 10-1 lead into halftime.
Furman opened the second half the same as the first, with six-straight goals by six different players to push the lead to 16-1 before Wofford netted its final goal of the day with 16:24 remaining. Furman got a goal from Kyra LaMotte, followed by two goals from Susz to push the lead to 19-2, then senior Courtney Richter scored her first-career goal with just 14 seconds on the clock to give Furman the 20-2 victory.
Furman is back in action next week, traveling to Macon, Ga., for the 2018 SoCon Tournament. The Paladins await seeding and opponent announcements following today's Central Michigan/Detroit Mercy contest.