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Previewing Furman’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

The Paladins will look to play better outside of the SoCon after winning two nonconference games since 2015.

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The Furman Paladins are the 41th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the sixth team from the SoCon. The Paladins finished 4-10 in 2018 and 4-3 in SoCon play. Furman fell to eventual conference champion Richmond in the SoCon semifinals.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Furman’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/2 Duke Furman First ever meeting
2/9 Furman North Carolina
2/16 Furman Sacred Heart At Radnor HS (Radnor, PA)
2/19 Canisius Furman
2/24 Hampton Furman First ever meeting
3/2 Utah Furman First ever meeting
3/5 Furman Georgetown First meeting since 2014
3/16 Furman Richmond SoCon
3/23 Air Force Furman SoCon
3/30 Furman High Point SoCon
4/6 Mercer Furman SoCon
4/13 Bellarmine Furman SoCon
4/20 Furman Jacksonville SoCon
4/27 VMI Furman SoCon

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .463
  • Nonconference: .555
  • SoCon: .384

Circle These Dates

  • 2/9 (at North Carolina): From a 7-3 loss in 2017 to an overtime loss last year, the Paladins have played the Tar Heels very competitively in their last two meetings. Is it possible it happens again for a third straight season, definitely. But UNC hopes to get off to a fast start, something it hasn’t done recently.
  • 2/19 (vs. Canisius): Furman got up to as much as a five-goal lead early in the second quarter, but the Golden Griffins caught up just in time and eventually won the neutral-site meeting in overtime. One of their two nonconference wins since 2015 came against Canisius.
  • 3/2 (vs. Utah): With every team playing Utah, this will be their first ever meeting against the Utes. Utah has had plenty of fanfare since bringing in head coach Brian Holman back in 2016 to lead their MCLA program, and the hype has continued into this season. How they will be, who knows.
  • 3/16 (at Richmond): A surprise to start SoCon play last season, the Paladins upset the eventual conference champions. Tied at halftime, Furman scored all four goals in the third quarter to take a four-goal lead. But despite the Spiders scoring three goals early in the fourth quarter, Alec Van de Bovenkamp and the Paladin defense stood tall to solidify the upset. Richmond would get them in the SoCon semifinals.
  • 4/13 (vs. Bellarmine): Furman’s regular season finale win over the Knights helped them get into the SoCon Tournament. But with a new coaching staff in Kentucky, Jim Mitchell and company look to turn things around and build Bellarmine as a program that can contend for a SoCon Championship.

For other schedules and team rosters, check out our Men’s Division I matrix.