Greenville, S.C. – Furman outscored Kennesaw State 10-1 in the second half, including a 7-0 run to open the half, to down the Owls, 17-7, on Friday evening inside Paladin Stadium. The win moves the Paladins to 5-6 on the year, while the loss drops the Owls to 4-7.
Furman was led by Kyra LaMotte, Lauren Farber, and Hannah Demis with three goals each, while Abby Shields netted two goals and added four assists for a team-high six points. Courtney Baker made 11 saves and Demis picked up a team-high five ground balls.
The teams traded goals to open the game before Furman used a 4-0 scoring run, capped by a caused turnover and fast-break goal by Kyra LaMotte to take a 5-2 lead with 9:47 left in the first. The Owls used back-to-back goals to cut the lead to 5-4 before a goal by Leah Nonnenmann pushed the Furman lead back to two at 6-4 with 4:48 to go before half. Kennesaw State finished the half outscoring the Paladins 2-1, but Furman held the 7-6 lead at the conclusion of the game's first 30:00.
The Paladins opened the second half on a 4-0 scoring run and back-to-back goals by Lauren Farber gave the Paladins an 11-6 lead and forced the Owls to call timeout with 21:34 to go. Out of the timeout, the Paladins added three more goals to take a 14-6 lead, before the Owls ended the scoring run with a goal to cut the lead to 14-7 with 7:15 to go. Furman closed the game with three-straight goals for a 17-7 victory.
Furman is back in action on Sunday, hosting Mercer in the 2019 SoCon opener. Opening draw is set for 12:00 p.m.