GREENVILLE, S.C. --- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman keeper Taylor Mangrum (Franklin, Tenn.) posted her third straight double-digit saves game this season, but it wasn't enough as Furman beat the Lady Mocs 1-0 Thursday night in Southern Conference women's soccer action
at Stone Stadium.
"Taylor's got good hands," UTC Head Coach J.D. Kyzer said. "She's mentally strong and is doing a good job. Sometimes the situation just doesn't work out in her favor."
The Lady Mocs (3-10, 1-4 SoCon) held strong through the first half with Furman (8-3-2, 3-0-2 SoCon) getting off 10 shots. However, Mangrum snared six saves including one with just 13 seconds gone in the game for Chattanooga. The two teams went into the break in a scoreless tie with the Paladins holding a 10-3 advantage on shots.
"We talked about not letting them score early in the game like a few other games we had," Kyzer said. "We don't want that happening and we came out pretty strong. Furman is a very talented team and hasn't lost a conference game yet."
The second half started off all Furman and the Paladins capitalized on it with a goal from Rachel Shelnutt off a long volley to the right from Graham Marchman in the 49th minute to take a 1-0 lead that would stand up as the game winner.
Furman outshot Chattanooga 25-7 with 14 shots on goal to the Lady Mocs' four. UTC freshman Kerbi Towry (0) led the Lady Mocs with two of Chattanooga's four shots. Furman's Martha Hall had a game-high seven shots with six on goal while Ellen Moore sent five toward the goal. Caitlin Shelton and Shelnutt each pitched five shots with one of Shelnutt's finding the net.
Chattanooga returns to Finley Stadium for a three-game home stand starting with the "Pink Game" this Sunday against Wofford at 2 p.m. The Lady Mocs are joining the fight against breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. One hundred pink T-shirts will be given out at the gate along with 250 rally towels and 500 wrist bands. Live stats and video streaming will be available at GoMocs.com.
Time Team Goal Scorer Assist
48:39 FUR Rachel Shelnutt (7) Graham Marchman