Cullowhee, N.C. – Behind 27 kills from Catie Cronister and Bijonae Jones, Wofford downed Furman, 3-0, in Saturday's SoCon volleyball semifinals. The loss ends the Paladins' season at 21-10, with a SoCon Regular Season championship.
Furman was led by Jamila Johnson and Christen Sikora on offense with 10 and nine kills respectively. Meg DeMaar led the Paladins in digs with 14 on the afternoon. Carris Campbell led the Paladins up front with four blocks.
A 4-0 run opened an early 12-7 lead for Wofford, forcing Furman to call its first timeout. The Terriers continued to hold the momentum out of the timeout, pushing the lead to eight at 18-10, prompting the Paladins to use their final timeout of the set. An 8-3 run out of the timeout cut the Wofford lead to three at 21-18, then a 5-3 Furman advantage following a Wofford timeout cut the Terriers' lead to 24-23. Wofford used its final timeout and used a Paladin attack error to hold off the Furman rally and take set one, 25-23.
The Paladins jumped out to the early 12-9 lead in the second set, before an 8-4 run by the Terriers following a timeout gave Wofford the 17-16 lead and forced the Paladins to call a timeout of their own. After the Paladins tied the set at 17, Wofford used an 8-2 run to take set two, 25-19, for a 2-0 match lead.
Wofford opened an 11-5 lead in the third set, forcing Furman to take its first timeout. The Terriers pushed the lead to seven at 20-13, prompting the Paladins to call their final timeout of the set. Furman cut the lead to three at 21-18, but couldn't come any closer, as the Terriers took set three, 25-20, and the match, 3-0.
Meg DeMaar finished the 2017 season with 484 digs, giving her 1543 for her career and moving her into first-place on Furman's career-digs ledger.