Johnson City, Tenn. -- The East Tennessee State women's soccer team (1-10-1, 0-6 SoCon) was shut out 0-6 on a rainy Sunday by the Furman Paladins (8-5-1, 4-1 SoCon) in a Southern Conference matchup at the Liberty Bell Soccer Complex.
Furman started the game quickly by scoring within the first three minutes. Junior Lindsey Facciolo scored at the 2:44 mark with an assist from teammates Cary Blount and Kathy Gaertner. ETSU held the Paladins until Facciolo tapped the ball in the goal at 17:14. Blount scored a goal at 29:40 by hitting the ball off of a Buccaneer defender. ETSU goalkeeper Heather Sanden earned three saves and was scored against on three occasions.
The Buccaneers switched goalkeepers to start the second half. Junior Lauren Fannon played in her third game this season. After a back and forth battle in the second half, Furman's Kaye Brownlee hit a header off a corner kick to score at 76:14. Just a bit later, Paladin sophomore Danielle Petro scored from 15 yards out off of a pass from Alice Martin. At the 81:15 mark, Cristina Echavarry hit a shot from a cross pass to score Furman's final goal of the game.
For the Bucs, junior Liz Smith shot the ball twice and freshman Jennifer Meslar had a shot on goal. Fannon earned two saves and had three goals scored against her.
The Furman Paladins return home to face UT-Chattanooga at 6 p.m. in Greenville, S.C. on Oct. 19th. The ETSU Buccaneers will host Gardner Webb on Oct. 19th at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Bell Soccer Complex.