Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College Blue Hose (2-3-1) men’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking defeat at the hand of the No. 8 Furman Paladins (6-0-0) by a 2-1 score on Saturday afternoon at Martin Stadium.
How it happened:
Presbyterian College broke a scoreless tie game at the 28:45 mark after a Kellan O’Hara shot was blocked right into Adrian Edo Martin, Edo Martin was able to find the back of the net that gave PC a 1-0 lead.
The lead was brief as Furman was able to get a foul called on PC inside the box setting the Paladins up with a PK. Furman found the back of the net and tied the match 1-1 just 1:57 later at the 30:42 mark of the first half. The score would remain 1-1 the rest of the half.
Statistically the first half was very even as Furman had a narrow 7-5 advantage in shots and a 2-0 lead in corner kicks.
The first 30 minutes of the second half was scoreless but Furman was on the attacking end of the field the majority of the time. The Paladins were getting shots off but none were able to find the back of the net as there were two that were blocked and another saved by goal keeper Christian Evans.
At the 75:47 mark the Paladins were able to get a fast break and find the back of the net for the go-ahead goal that would be the difference in this game. With a 2-1 lead Furman continued to attack and not let up but were unable to score anymore goals.
- The Blue Hose fell to 2-3-1 on the season with the 2-1 loss.
- Furman now leads the all-time series by a 13-2-1 record.
- PC was outshot 21-8 and out corner kicked 3-0.
- The shot margin was 7-5 in the first half as the Paladins did most of their damage in the second half out shooting the Blue Hose 14-3.
The Blue Hose host the Georgia State Panthers on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Martin Stadium.