Published on November 6, 2016 by Philip Poole  
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The Samford University soccer Bulldogs continued their historic season by adding the Southern Conference tournament championship to their impressive résumé. The Bulldogs defeated East Tennessee State University, 2-1, on Sunday, Nov. 6, to claim the championship, and with it, the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

The Bulldogs will play 13th-ranked Florida State University Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. CST in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The match will be played At the Seminole Soccer Complex in Tallahassee, Florida.

Samford and FSU previously met in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, with the Seminoles taking a 2-0 victory. 

Samford also won the conference regular-season championship and dominated the All-Conference honors.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.