Tyler Fuhrman came off the bench to score three goals and lead No. 5 Stevenson to a 12-11 decision over Roanoke on Saturday, but he will get a promotion for Tuesday night’s contest against No. 3 Tufts.
The freshman will join senior Chris Dashiell and sophomore Stephen Banick as starting attackmen when the Mustangs (5-1) take the field at Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills at 7 p.m.
Fuhrman will replace freshman Edward McLoughlin, who has posted zero goals on 16 shots and added just one assist in six starts.
“He’s definitely going to start,” coach Paul Cantabene said of Fuhrman on Monday afternoon. “We’ve been looking for a guy. Eddie McLoughlin has been playing well, but we just haven’t gotten the production out of Eddie. So we had to give another guy a chance. Tyler stepped in and made a lot of big plays. I think he needs to be rewarded for his big play.”
Furhman is listed at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, and Cantabene said Fuhrman uses his size to his advantage.
“He’s just a really good dodger,” Cantabene said. “He’s a big boy, and he can really go by you. I think his toughness, being able to dodge past people, and take shots in tight spaces kind of set him apart from what we don’t have in our other attackmen. Stephen’s a tough dodger, Chris is a great feeder, and I think Tyler is probably a better fit in terms of how to play off of those two.”
Fuhrman did not played in the first three games of the season, but Cantabene said the coaches had noticed his improvement in practices.
“He’s been playing better and better as we’ve gone through,” Cantabene said. “He’s shown a scoring touch, he’s shown his toughness, he’s shown being able to dodge past people and finish the ball. I think his toughness around the goal and scoring tough goals have really impressed us.”