Senior Day was a lovely affair for the Furman’s women’s soccer team on Sunday.
With just under eight minutes left in the game, Furman was leading The Citadel 17-14, but it felt as if the Paladins’ control of the game was slipping away. They hadn’t scored since a field goal early in the 2nd quarter, and the Bulldogs had controlled the ball nearly the entire 2nd half to …
The Citadel lived by the sword -- metaphorically the rush -- and died by it. Its potent rushing attack was more useful for yards than points as Furman defeated its bitterest rival, 24-14, Saturday in the 1st night game between the two in, forgive the pun, many a moon.
Furman football finishes its 2-week trip down Memory Lane when The Citadel visits Paladin Stadium for the season’s only night home game on Saturday.
Furman dominated the match statistically but had to settle for a 2-2 draw with nearby Bob Jones University in men’s soccer at Stone Stadium on Tuesday night.
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. -- In the final round of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, Furman rose and and its leading golfer, junior Walker Crosby, fell back just a tad.
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. -- Junior Walker Crosby (-8), who ended the opening round tied for the lead, fired a 2nd consecutive 68 and ended his 2nd round in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate in a is tie for 2nd to lead Furman at the par-72, 7,147-yard Blackthorne Club at the Ridges on Monday.
Senior Ivan Mitric and freshman Jamie Connell won the doubles black draw and Connell was victorious in the singles red draw over the weekend at the Bulldog Invitational in Athens, Ga.
SPARTANBURG – Yours truly, who rails against the idiocy of superstition, was a bit shell-shocked when I walked into Gibbs Stadium.
SPARTANBURG – Devin Wynn arrived at Wofford with something extra on Saturday. Whatever reason – breaking out of a little slump, tired of losing to the Terriers, who knew? Who cared?
CHARLESTON -- The Furman volleyball team went on the road to McAlister Field House on Wednesday evening and lost 3-0 to The Citadel. Sharlissa de Jesus and Ali Ruffin both recorded double-doubles to lead the Bulldogs to the victory.
Let’s just dispense with the usual similarities. Furman (and Wofford) fans know that the schools now known as Paladins and Terriers have been playing games of football longer than anyone else in the Deep South, in spite of claims to the contrary.
The Furman men’s basketball program announced some coaching changes on Wednesday. Jeremy Growe was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach, and Daniel Fowler moved up from director of recruiting to assistant to the head coach.
Led by Jasmine Greene and Nieva Gaither, both of whom had both a goal and an assist, Furman defeated East Tennessee State 3-1 on Sunday for the Paladins’ 1st Southern Conference women’s soccer win.
At the 4-game mark of a football season, it’s pretty clear to most teams what they have. No season is decided after four games, but it is a big enough sample size to at least see where the season is headed.
The 19th-ranked Furman men’s cross country team won the Joe Piane-Notre Dame Invitational on Friday at the Burke Golf Course at the Indiana university.
College of Charleston didn’t defeat Furman on Wednesday night with Kane Ritchie alone, but he scored both goals in the Cougars’ 2-1, overtime, women’s soccer victory.
SAPPHIRE, N.C. -- Ross Funderburke could manage no better than a 3-over-par 74 in the final round of the J.T. Poston Invitational, hosted by Western Carolina University.
SAPPHIRE, N.C. -- Ross Funderburke led the Furman men’s golf contingent at the J.T. Poston Invitational, shooting rounds of 69 and 68 in Monday’s 36-hole competition.
Anna Morgan led the way from the time the Furman Paladins teed off on Friday through a relaxed Sunday that saw the junior from Spartanburg and her teammates run away with the 47th Lady Paladin Invitational.
Anna Morgan continued to use the home course to spectacular advantage, firing a 2nd-round 67 – after an opening-round 65 – to lead the Lady Paladin Invitational by 8 strokes.
After taking some bitter but not wholly unexpected medicine at North Carolina State, Furman returns home to regain its vigor against its 1st Southern Conference opponent, Mercer.
SPARTANBURG --Bella Tolone and Maya Mrus led the Furman volleyball team to a successful SoCon opener by rallying for a 3-2 (25-23, 27-29, 19-25, 25-23, 15-5) victory over Wofford at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night.
JOHNS ISLAND -- Jack Crosby was tied for 2nd and three Furman men’s golfers ranked in the top 10 on Monday when play was suspended at the Battle at Briar’s Creek.
Senior Julia Adams defeated Duke’s Ellie Coleman in the No. 1 singles consolation finals, highlighting Furman’s participation in the 34th annual Debbie Southern Fall Classic, held at Mickel Tennis Center on campus.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- No upset was in the cards on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. North Carolina State showed out with 45 points and 505 total yards. Furman only managed to put up 7 points and 196.
Three Furman players recorded double-doubles, but it wasn’t enough as the volleyball team fell on Thursday evening 3-1 to the Kennesaw State Owls in non-conference play at Alley Gymnasium.
Where and when the Furman women’s basketball team will be playing this season is officially known since the schedule was announced Thursday by head coach Jackie Carson.
Davidson’s Vincent Bennage scored the game-winning goal with just 52 seconds left in the game to hand Furman its 3rd consecutive men’s soccer loss, 2-1 to the Wildcats on a rainy Wednesday night.
It’s not often that an FCS team has a winning all-time record against a Power 5 opponent, but that’s exactly the case with Furman against North Carolina State. The Paladins are 8-5-4 all time against the Wolfpack.