Women’s Soccer Defeats Furman
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s Riley Patton found the back of the net in a 1-0 non-conference victory over Furman on Sunday afternoon in Alumni Stadium.
Patton’s goal sealed the deal for the ‘Cats, who defeated Furman for the first time since 2009.
The weekend victory puts the Wildcats at 3-0-1, marking the program’s best four-game start to a season since 2008. Davidson’s third straight victory also came on the program’s Senior Day, as the 12 graduating Wildcats in the class of 2023 were honored prior to kick off.
“Really pleased with the start to the season,” said coach Adam Denton. “The last two games have been shutouts at home, and that’s something we take pride in. And we’re really pleased with the win on Senior Day.”
A native of Atlanta, Patton scored her second goal of the season for the Wildcats in the 28th minute of play, after striking a ball that rebounded off a Furman defender and over the keeper’s head.
Patton’s goal held up through the remaining 62 minutes of play, and a brief lightning delay, as Davidson out-shot the Paladins 10-5, and netminder Mary Grace Bunch came up with a save on Furman’s lone shot on goal.
Davidson will be back in action on Thursday, Sept. 1 to take on Wofford at 7 p.m. at home.