GREENSBORO, N.C. - No. 3 UNCG women's soccer looks to advance to its third straight appearance in the Southern Conference Championship finals in 2019, facing off with No. 2 Furman in this year's semifinal tournament in Greensboro.
Coming off a shootout victory over No. 6 Chattanooga on Saturday, the Spartans will face a Paladins side that defeated UNCG 2-0 in Greenville at the start of October. The Spartans have yet to drop a match in their home stadium for their past eight matches however, and defeated Furman 2-1 in the pair's previous postseason meeting at the 2018 SoCon Championship final.
• The Spartans own a 17-14-3 record against Furman all-time, defeating the side in each of their meetings in 2018
• UNCG has a 6-4-1 record against the Paladins in the postseason, beating the program 4-2 in PKs during their lone draw in 2008
• UNCG had four players earn Southern Conference postseason honors this past week, with forward Cienna Rideout receiving First Team All-Conference, Kayla Campbell and Kaley Tucker each grabbing Second Team honors and Gabi Santora garnering a spot on the All-Freshman squad
• The Spartans' shootout winner over No. 6 Chattanooga was just the fifth time the program has gone to penalties in the SoCon tournament and the third time they've come out on top
• UNCG has not lost at UNCG Soccer Stadium since September 12th, going a perfect 8-0-0 since that date
• The goal conceded by Abby Buchholz against the Mocs was just the ninth the freshman keeper has given up against SoCon opponents in 2019. She's averaging a 0.90 goals against average when facing conference foes this season
• Sophie Stewart-Hobbs scored the Spartans' lone regulation tally against UTC, her second of the season. She's one of three UNCG defenders to find the back of the net in 2019
• The Furman defense has turned in a Southern Conference-best 10 clean sheets during the 2019 campaign, the side has surrendered just six goals against conference foes this season
• Paladin forward Jasmine Greene earned SoCon Freshman of the Year honors this past week, with her 18 points standing fifth in the conference this season
COMING UP NEXT
A win over No. 2 Furman will push the Spartans to their third straight appearance in the Southern Conference Championship final, facing the winner of the match between No. 1 Samford and No. 4 Mercer on Sunday at 2 p.m.
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