October 31, 2008
Soccer Team Wins Big, Heads for Tournament
Samford’s soccer team picked up its biggest win of the 2008 season Oct. 26 as the Bulldogs outlasted the Western Carolina Catamounts 2-1 in a critical Southern Conference showdown played at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
Samford (8-8-2, 7-1-2 SoCon) extended its undefeated streak to seven-straight games and earned its fourth-consecutive victory. With the win, the Bulldogs also moved into third place in the conference standings and clinched a home first-round SoCon Tournament match.
Samford's Caroline Baxter scored the game-winning goal during the 82nd minute of play. Redshirt freshman Sarah Wilkinson tallied her second goal in as many games during the first half and true freshman goalkeeper Alyssa Whitehead pulled down six saves.
Wilkinson was named the Southern Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week Oct. 28. Whitehead won the same honor a week ago.
On Sunday, Nov. 2, Samford will play host to an opening-round game of the SoCon Tournament. The critical postseason contest will be held at Bulldog Field at 6 p.m. (CT).