Davidson, N.C. -- Davidson's Jackson Bracy scored in the 65th minute to propel the Wildcats to a 1-0 victory over Furman in non-conference men's soccer action at Alumni Stadium in Davidson, N.C., on Tuesday night after both teams had to wait out a 45-minute lightning delay.
The loss marked the third straight for Furman and dropped the Paladins to 1-3-0 on the season, while Davidson improved to 2-1-0.
Both teams totaled four shots in the opening period and Emery May nearly put the Paladins on the board, but his goal-bound effort was saved off the line by a Wildcat defender. Davidson managed a 15-7 edge in shots in the second half and broke the scoreless tie at the 64:37 mark when Malcolm McCabe found room deep in the corner and served a across in front of net that Bracy nodded past Furman goalkeeper Ben Hale for his first tally of the campaign.
Laurence Wyke and Cole McLagan created chances for Furman over the final 45 minutes, but Davidson goalkeeper Sawyer Gaffney finished with four saves to record the shutout. Hale stopped seven shots for the Paladins, who capped a four-game road trip to open the season.
Furman plays its 2018 home opener on Saturday when it hosts Presbyterian for the annual Quinn Game on Seagraves Field at Stone Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be streamed live on the SoCon Digital Network.
A combined men's and women's soccer season ticket is on sale at FurmanPaladins.com for $30 and includes admission to all men's and women's home games and a limited edition Furman Soccer Scarf for the first 100 customers. Single game tickets for next Saturday's match on sale for $5 each and are also available at FurmanPaladins.com.
Jordan Caskey, Furman Sports Information