As the regular season continues, the ladies of the women’s soccer team will celebrate their annual Senior Night on Oct. 16.
Senior Night is usually one of the more sentimental games of the season for the whole team, and this year is no exception. The tight-knit team will feel the loss of the three key seniors what are leaving the team after graduation.
“Senior night is always a great night to honor the girls who have dedicated so much of their four years at Samford to soccer,” said sophomore Virginia McNeill. “It’ll be sad to see them go at the end of this year, as they have made such a great impact on this program. We’ll definitely miss their leadership.”
However, emotions won’t get in the way of the team’s focus and determination. They’ve prepared well for every conference game so far, including next Friday’s contest.
“Conference games can always go either way so we have to show up every time,” said McNeill. “The southern conference is extremely competitive, so in every game we have to work hard and play to our own strengths no matter who we’re playing.”
The bulldogs will face the Virginia Military Institute at home, and are feeling confident due to a season of many competitive, non-conference opponents.
“I feel that, overall, the season has gone great,” said sophomore Kaitlyn Orman. “Although we are not undefeated, our tough non-conference schedule really helped build character in us, that I think will help us during conference play and into the NCAA tournament.”
The team is currently 8-4-0 overall, and 3-0-0 within the conference. The game next Friday against Chattanooga will be just the seventh conference game for the team so far.
Photos courtesy of Samford University Athletics.