Furman compiled a series of triumphs on Friday when men’s soccer crushed ETSU 3–0, women’s soccer defeated UNCG 4–1, and volleyball beat Mercer 3–1.
On Saturday, the volleyball team was again victorious with a 3–0 win against The Citadel. The rugby team hosted their annual alumni game in which the alumni team, which included a few Furman upperclassmen, triumphed over the current team 65-17. Sadly, the football squad fell to the Samford Bulldogs 45–0 during a heartbreaking homecoming football game. With this loss, the Paladins drop to a record of 2-6 overall and 1–2 in the Southern Conference.
At halftime, Coady Shovlain and Sara Kathryn DeVenny were crowned Furman’s Homecoming king and queen.
The winners of the spirit week competitions were announced during the game. Both the spirit award and the t-shirt award were presented to Kappa Alpha and Kappa Kappa Gamma. Sigma Chi and Alpha Delta Pi won the chalking contest while Sigma Nu and Delta Gamma earned the award for best banner. Beta Theta Pi and Chi Omega took the award for best float. Engaged Living stole the show with a win for their horseplay skit.
Kappa Alpha and Kappa Kappa Gamma came in third place overall. Second place overall was awarded to Pi Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta. The winners of Homecoming Spirit Week 2014 were Beta Theta Pi and Chi Omega. The winners of FUSAB’s Havoc Competition were also announced. Natalia Arenas took third place while Matt Reeve placed second. First place was presented to RJ McDowell. For photos of the weekend see the university Flikr page.