Bulldogs Rank 10th In United Soccer Coaches Southeast Region Poll

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – In this week’s United Soccer Coaches Top 25 Southeast Region Poll, the Samford women’s soccer team ranked at the 10th spot after its striking performance this past week against SEC opponents Alabama and Ole Miss. 
 
“It is great to be back in the rankings this week and if you look amongst the other schools in the top 10 it is quite a prestigious group”, said Head Coach Todd Yelton. “I am really proud of the girls and look forward to continuing to get better as we move forward this season.”
 
Within the top ten, Samford was the only school listed that is not a member of the Southeastern Conference or that competes at a Power Five institution. The top three spots were claimed by Louisiana State, Auburn, and South Carolina with the Tigers snagging the top spot with an overall record of 6-0-0. LSU is followed by Auburn at the number two spot with an overall record of 5-0-0 and South Carolina ranking third with five straight wins on its season.
 
Ole Miss captured the 5th spot with a record of 3-0-2 after the Bulldogs gave the Rebels their second tie of the season this past Sunday with a 1-1 draw at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium. After Ole Miss took the early lead in the second half, sophomore Ella Simpson would score her first goal of the season off senior Alyssa Frazier’s corner kick to secure the equalizer. The only other tie the Rebels have earned was in their season-opener against the Memphis Tigers which also resulted in a 1-1 double overtime draw for Ole Miss.
 
Earlier last week, the Samford women’s soccer team traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to compete against the Crimson Tide on Thursday night at the University of Alabama Soccer Complex. The Bulldogs captured a 1-0 victory over the Tide, marking the third time in program history that Samford has defeated Alabama. In the 55th minute of the contest, Alyssa Frazier would find the back of the net for the Bulldogs off a cross from junior Jennifer Seward to give the Tide their second loss of the season. Alabama currently sits at 3-3 and has also seen losses against No. 1 Florida State and Memphis.
 
The Bulldogs will return to the pitch on Sunday, Sep. 12 at 1 p.m. for Senior Day against Jacksonville State at the Samford Track and Soccer Stadium. Four seniors will be honored for their contributions to the program, including Audrey Kleiman, Alyssa Frazier, Grace Sommi, and Zoë Perrin.
 
United Soccer Coaches Southeast Region Poll: CLICK HERE
 
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