Who: Presbyterian (0-1) at Furman (0-1)
When: Wednesday, February 22 – 5 p.m. ET
Where: Paladin Stadium – Greenville, S.C.
Blue Hose set to take on Furman
• The Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team plays its first game in over a week as the Blue Hose make the short trip to Greenville, S.C. for a 5 p.m. ET game against Furman this Wednesday, February 22 at Paladin Stadium.
Last Time Out
• Presbyterian opened its season with a 23-13 loss to Mercer on February 11 at Old Bailey Stadium.
• Alexandra Cole led PC in the loss, scoring four goals on six shots with an assist and four ground balls. She converted 1-of-2 free-position shots. Her five points, four goals, six shots, and four ground balls were all single-game career highs.
• Lauren Schaaf followed with a hat trick on seven shots, adding a ground ball and two draw controls. Cady Roberts tallied four assists with a draw control. Taylor Johnson collected six draw controls.
• Newcomer Kayla Koch made her first career start in goal for the Blue Hose. The freshman from Annapolis, Md. recorded nine saves with one ground ball.
• Mercer outshot PC (39-34) and led in ground balls (27-19).
Scouting the Paladins
• Furman its season with a season opening loss at then No. 10 Duke 20-5 on February 10. The Paladins had five different players score: Ashley Trice, Abby Shields, Paige Gamble, Isabelle Walsh, and Sophie Brennan. Shields added an assist and Devon Horine picked up two assists.
• Maggie Friel and Courtney Baker split time in goal, with Friel making six saves and Baker two.
• The Paladins were picked third in the Atlantic Sun Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Gamble, Horine, and Samantha Eckels earned Preseason All-Conference honors, with Eckels named the Preseason Player of the Year.
• Wednesday’s contest marks just the second time the two programs have met. Furman won a February 18, 2015 game 14-4 at Old Bailey Stadium. Juniors Claire Frase and Kelty Fletcher both scored in the loss.
Talvacchia earns Defensive Player of the Week
• Maura Talvacchia was named the Big South Defensive Player of the Week on February 14. The senior defender led the Blue Hose on defense against Mercer, causing six turnovers and picking up six ground balls.Next Time Out
• PC hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sunday, February 26 for a 3 p.m. ET game at Old Bailey Stadium.