Furman vs Vermont: Game Recap


    The first game of the 2018 college lacrosse season was sure an interesting one. This game included two teams that I would say are pretty good, at least in their respective conferences. Furman took on Vermont at home. It was 55 degrees at the start of this game in Greenville, SC and both teams played like they were ready to be out there. Now, obviously one team played better than the other.

     Vermont ended up taking this 2018 season opener 12-6. The Catamounts offense was just too much for the Furman defense to handle right now. The Furman Paladins really struggled on that end of the ball. Also, they were not very pretty to watch on offense either. The paladins really didn't move very well off-ball. That severely took away advantages to get inside and get open. Vermont took advantage of this and really took it to Furman, especially in the 1st half. Vermont started off really hot and the game was pretty much that. Both teams need improvement on both sides of the ball but overall I liked what I saw for a first game situation. Really, the X factor was Ian McKay being back this season for Vermont. He played very well. McKay missed the 2017 season due to a leg injury. He was the main problem for Furman's D in addition to Vermont's good movement.

   To find out some more give our game recap on the SoCon Beat Podcast a listen: