Published on October 27, 2015 by Philip Poole  
Soccer Socon Champs 15

Samford University's soccer Bulldogs won their second straight Southern Conference regular season championship Oct. 23 with a thrilling 1-0 victory over East Tennessee State University. The Bulldogs will open conference tournament play Oct. 31 with a home match against the winner of the Oct. 28 opening round match between the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and Virginia Military Institute.

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.