Published on October 18, 2017 by Philip Poole  
Photo credit: Marvin Gentry
Photo credit: Marvin Gentry

Samford University's soccer Bulldogs made history in their recent matches against Southern Conference rivals Mercer University and The Citadel.

Head coach Todd Yelton got his 200th career victory in the Oct. 13 match at Mercer. Yelton owns an impressive 200-88-36 record at Samford and has been named the SoCon Coach of the Year in each of the previous three seasons.

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In the Oct. 15 match at The Citadel, the team tied their record for consecutive wins with 10 and upped its undefeated streak to 11 straight outings. The Bulldogs' winning streak tied the school record, which has now been achieved three times in history.

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The Bulldogs conclude the regular season with home matches against Furman (Friday) and Wofford (Sunday) before hosting the Southern Conference tournament Oct. 28, and Nov. 3-5.

 
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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.