Eagles to Face No. 25 Furman, Saturday
The Eagles (4-5-0, 1-1-0) are looking to build off the momentum of a 6-2 home victory over Wofford (Sep. 27) that saw six different Eagles each notch a goal. The Paladins (7-1-0) recently had a seven-game win streak snapped by then-No. 22
Georgia Southern and Furman have met on 20 occasions since 1981. The Paladins hold a 15-3-2 series advantage over the Eagles. The Eagles last defeated Furman in the 2006 Southern Conference tournament semifinal match that saw No. 2 seed Georgia Southern edge the Paladins, 1-0 in Greenville (Nov. 3). Earlier that season, the Eagles hosted Furman and held on for a scoreless tie (Sep. 27).
Second-year head coach Kevin Kennedy’s Eagle offense is spread out with three players claiming two goals, apiece: Daniel Smith (
Captained by 13-year head coach Doug Allison, Furman is led offensively by Brooks Duff with five goals and four assists. Teammate Eric Baffour paces the team with six goals, while Eliot Paschalis and Patrick Murray tally a team-high five assists, apiece. Paladin goalkeeper Bryan Amos has made starts in all eight games for Furman, recording four shutouts and 28 saves.
Fans can follow the action on-line via live stats at http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/gametracker/launch/gt_msoccer.html?event=548544&school=furm&sport=msoccer&camefrom=&startschool=&.
Post-game results and recap will be posted on www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com.
- Category: Men's Soccer
- Published on Friday, 28 September 2007 00:13