Samford Volleyball Hosts Wofford on Friday

volleyball vs UNCG
Photos from Herb Brooks.

In 11 out of their last 13 matches, the Bulldogs have either swept opposing teams or have been swept.

On Saturday, Samford dropped a 3-0 decision to the UNCG Spartans. Throughout the match, there were a combined total of 18 ties and eight lead changes. The first set alone featured 14 ties and seven lead changes, with the Bulldogs and Spartans fighting into extra points before a result of 27-25 deferred.

Samford’s overall record is now 8-11, with a 3-6 mark in SoCon play.

Regardless of what happens this season, the Bulldogs remember to keep their wins and losses in perspective.

For one game each year, the volleyball team suits up in orange jerseys to raise awareness for leukemia. Caroline Neisler, sister of current player Kate Neisler, passed away just weeks after learning of her diagnosis. Neisler fought to ensure that people remembered her for not giving up. Fundraising efforts are included to keep Caroline’s memory alive. This year’s “Dig Orange” match will be played on Nov. 4 against Chattanooga. Fans are encouraged to wear orange themselves for the match.

Before the Chattanooga match, the Bulldogs will focus on beating Wofford.

They hope to get back on the winning track this Friday at 7 p.m.

Friday is Moe’s Southwest Grill Night in the Pete Hanna Center, where free nachos will be given to the first 100 fans. Also, prizes will be awarded for fans with the best Halloween costumes.