The Samford Women’s Soccer team (3-2-5) started their Southern Conference schedule against the Furman Paladins (5-4-1) and the Wofford Terriers (3-7) after five weeks of non-conference play.
The Bulldogs are under the direction of Todd Yelton, who is in his sixteenth year as head coach for Samford.
On Friday, Yelton and his Bulldogs took on Furman with a defeat at the hands of the Paladins lingering since the 2018 SoCon tournament semifinals.
The Furman contest ended in a thrilling 1-1 tie. Both of the game’s goals, scored by Furman’s Isabella Gutierrez and Samford’s Taylor Yount, were netted in the first 10 minutes of the game.
No goals were scored throughout the remainder of the game, or in the two overtime periods.
Samford goalkeeper Morgan McAslan saved five shots, keeping the game tied while the Bulldogs also had five shots that were saved by Furman keeper Kellsey Weave.
The stellar goalkeeping play of McAslan and Weave ultimately resulted in the final score being a goalless draw.
Two days later, the Bulldogs returned to their home pitch to take on the Wofford Terriers.
The Sunday matchup against the Terriers was a tight, low-scoring affair that ended in a 1-0 Bulldog victory.
The lone goal of the match was scored by freshman Kyla Reynolds in the 27th minute, good for her second goal of the season.
This win against Wofford extended Samford’s unbeaten streak in SoCon regular season play to 28 games.
The Samford Bulldogs will take on the ETSU Buccaneers on Friday Oct. 4 in Johnson City, Tenn. for the third game of their SoCon schedule.
This game will kick off a four-game road SoCon stretch for the Bulldogs.
Samford will return home to Birmingham for their matchup with UNC Greensboro on Oct. 18.
The contest has a start time set for 7 p.m. and can be streamed live on ESPN+.