Rose Scores In 2-1 Loss To Furman
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
CLEMSON, South Carolina - Senior Rachel Shelnutt scored in the 58th minute to break a 1-all tie and lead Furman to a 2-1 triumph over UNCW in the opening game of the Carolina's Cup Friday at Riggs Field.
The Lady Paladins evened their season mark at 3-3 with the win while the Seahawks slipped to 2-3 on the campaign. The two teams return to action Sunday at the Carolina's Cup with UNCW taking on South Carolina at Noon and Furman squaring off against the host Tigers at 2:30 p.m.
"We let one get away tonight," said UNCW Head Coach Paul Cairney. "We continue to make many poor decisions at critical times and we make it easier for our opponents to get opportunities. We need to refocus and rebound for Sunday's match. An opponent like South Carolina will punish us if we continue to make mistakes."
Junior Stephanie Rose got the Seahawks on the board in the 19th minute when she converted a penalty kick opportunity for her first goal of the season.
A Seahawks own goal in the 37th minute would level the score at 1-all, where it would remain until the 57:16 mark, when Shelnutt teamed up with sophomore Ellen Moore to notch her second goal of the campaign.
Senior Jessica Smith recorded seven saves while junior Caitlin Hunter tallied five stops between the pipes for UNCW.
The Seahawks held a slim 13-12 edge in shots and a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks taken for the game.