Greenville, S.C. – Furman women's lacrosse returns to action this weekend, hosting Central Michigan and Detroit Mercy in two Southern Conference games. Due to forecasted storms, the game against Detroit Mercy has been moved from Sunday at 12:00 p.m. to Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.
The Paladins are coming off back-to-back road, overtime wins, earning their first SoCon win in school history in a 15-14 come-from-behind victory at Mercer on Friday night. Furman then rallied to down Kennesaw State in overtime on Sunday. Sophomore Grace Pollak was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, after scoring seven goals over the weekend, including a career-high five goals at Mercer on Friday.
Central Michigan (7-5, 2-0 SoCon) comes to Furman on Friday winners of five of its last six games. The Chippewas earned two wins last weekend, including one SoCon victory, downing Howard, 19-3, and Delaware state, 18-1. Friday's game will serve as Central Michigan's first road contest since March 2, as the Chippewas have played their last seven games at home.
Detroit Mercy (6-6, 1-1 SoCon) is coming off a pair of wins and have won three of their last four, including a SoCon victory over Delaware State last Friday. Detroit Mercy tied a school-record with 23 goals in a 23-10 victory over Howard on Sunday. The Titans also had a school-record 38 points in the win over the Bison; Detroit Mercy had 15 assists, one off a school record. Kaitlyn Wandelt and freshman Meredith Moore each tallied the first nine-point games by Titans since the 2014 season in Sunday's win.
Both games are now set to be streamed on the new ESPN+ platform, just launched on Thursday. Fans will need to purchase a subscription to be able to view this weekend's game. Video and live stat links are available on FurmanPaladins.com and fans can follow @FUWlax on Twitter for periodic game updates.