GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team fell to Furman 16-2 Wednesday night at Paladin Stadium. The Paladins improve to 1-1 on the season, while the Blue Hose fall to 0-2.
Maura Talvacchia led the team on defense, totaling seven ground balls and five caused turnovers. Alexandra Cole followed with three ground balls and four caused turnovers. Kayla Koch recorded 11 saves in just over 45 minutes of work in the cage. Sophia Cuzzupe played the remaining 14:43 in goal, making three saves.
Furman jumped ahead to a 3-0 lead after goals by Ashley Trice, Hannah Feinberg, and Devon Horine. Making her second career start, Koch faced a barrage of Furman shots, but made seven consecutive saves to keep the score low early. The Blue Hose finally got an answer as Roberts scored at the 8:30 mark. The Paladins responded several minutes later with a Kasie Lilly score. Furman then added a pair of late goals to take a 6-1 lead at the break.
The Blue Hose completed 15-of-18 clears and held the Paladins 0-and-3 on free-position shots in the first 30 minutes of action.
Horine started the second half with her second goal of the game. Abby Shields made it 8-1 as Sophie Brennan found her with a quick pass off a free-position attempt. Feinberg then scored her second goal at the 22:56 mark. Kelty Fletcher had a look at goal on a free-position attempt, but her shot hit pipe. The Paladins went up 10-1 as Trice scored her second with 18:23 on the clock. Furman continued to push the attack, scoring another pair of goals before PC turned to Cuzzupe in the cage.
Schaaf got into the scorer’s column with a goal at the 13:57 mark. Paige Gable responded with a pair of goals and Trice earned the hat trick to push Furman’s lead to 15-2 with 5:38 remaining and Gaby Susz rounded out the scoring with a goal at the 1:40 mark.
Furman outshot PC 38-8 and owned draw controls 19-1. The Blue Hose converted 21-of-28 (75.0 percent) clears on the night.
Up NextPC hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) this Sunday, February 26 for a 3 p.m. ET game at Old Bailey Stadium.