Greenville, S.C. – The Furman women's lacrosse team heads to High Point, N.C., on Saturday to open the 2018 season against High Point. Opening draw is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
Furman was a preseason first place pick in the inaugural SoCon preseason poll. The Paladins nabbed two preseason all-conference honorees in Abby Shields and Sophie Brennan. Furman finished 2017 with a 12-7 overall mark and 7-3 record in ASUN play, including an appearance in the conference tournament semifinals.
High Point is also a preseason conference favorite, earning seven out of eight possible first place votes in the Big South. In addition, senior Darla Poulin was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and senior Erica Perrotta was selected as the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Perrotta and Poulin were joined on the Preseason All-Big South Team by senior Olivia Nostrant and sophomore Jill Rall.
Saturday's game will be streamed live on the Big South Network. Fans can find video and live stat links at FurmanPaladins.com and can follow @FUWLax on Twitter for periodic game updates.