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11-7-2019
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - No. 3 UNCG women's soccer looks to advance to its third straight appearance in the Southern Conference Championship finals in 2019, facing off with No. 2 Furman in this year's semifinal tournament in Greensboro. 

Coming off a shootout victory over No. 6 Chattanooga on Saturday, the Spartans will face a Paladins side that defeated UNCG 2-0 in Greenville at the start of October. The Spartans have yet to drop a match in their home stadium for their past eight matches however, and defeated Furman 2-1 in the pair's previous postseason meeting at the 2018 SoCon Championship final. 

WHAT TO KNOW
Who: 
No. 2 Furman
Where: 
Greensboro, N.C. | UNCG Soccer Stadium
When: 
Friday November 8th | 6:30 PM ET
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MATCHUP HISTORY

• The Spartans own a 17-14-3 record against Furman all-time, defeating the side in each of their meetings in 2018

• UNCG has a 6-4-1 record against the Paladins in the postseason, beating the program 4-2 in PKs during their lone draw in 2008

THE SPARTANS

• UNCG had four players earn Southern Conference postseason honors this past week, with forward Cienna Rideout receiving First Team All-Conference, Kayla Campbell and Kaley Tucker each grabbing Second Team honors and Gabi Santora garnering a spot on the All-Freshman squad

• The Spartans' shootout winner over No. 6 Chattanooga was just the fifth time the program has gone to penalties in the SoCon tournament and the third time they've come out on top

• UNCG has not lost at UNCG Soccer Stadium since September 12th, going a perfect 8-0-0 since that date

• The goal conceded by Abby Buchholz against the Mocs was just the ninth the freshman keeper has given up against SoCon opponents in 2019. She's averaging a 0.90 goals against average when facing conference foes this season

• Sophie Stewart-Hobbs scored the Spartans' lone regulation tally against UTC, her second of the season. She's one of three UNCG defenders to find the back of the net in 2019

THE PALADINS

• The Furman defense has turned in a Southern Conference-best 10 clean sheets during the 2019 campaign, the side has surrendered just six goals against conference foes this season

• Paladin forward Jasmine Greene earned SoCon Freshman of the Year honors this past week, with her 18 points standing fifth in the conference this season

COMING UP NEXT

A win over No. 2 Furman will push the Spartans to their third straight appearance in the Southern Conference Championship final, facing the winner of the match between No. 1 Samford and No. 4 Mercer on Sunday at 2 p.m.

-- UNCG –