Samford To Host Chattanooga For Annual Shauna’s House Game

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Samford women’s soccer team will close out its regular season on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. as the Bulldogs host the Chattanooga Mocs for the annual Shauna’s House game at the Samford Track and Soccer Stadium.
Samford earned its eighth-straight SoCon Regular-Season Championship title after capturing a 2-1 victory over Western Carolina this past Friday at the Catamount Athletic Complex. The Bulldogs also claimed a 2-0 win over the ETSU Bucs to close out their final road swing for an overall record of 11-3-2, 8-0 (SoCon). Chattanooga currently sits at 6-9-2, 3-4-1 (SoCon) after claiming a 1-0 victory over ETSU and dropping a 3-0 decision to WCU this past week.
Opponent: vs. Chattanooga (6-9-2, 3-4-1 SoCon)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 24th
Location: Birmingham, Ala.
Site: Shauna Yelton Field 
Time: 1 PM CT
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  • Samford and Chattanooga have faced each other 15 times over the years.
  • The Bulldogs hold a 13-1-1 advantage in the series.
  • Last season, Samford and the Mocs battled to a 0-0 (2OT) draw.


  • Junior Taylor Yount locked in her fifth goal of the season, making her the second leading goal scorer for the Bulldogs, after Samford defeated ETSU for its seventh shutout of the year. Yount has also tallied four assists for a total of 14 points this season.
  • Senior Zoe Perrin made her 13th appearance of the season against the Buccaneers where she recorded her first career assist as a Bulldog. The forward has logged 202 minutes on the pitch this season, firing off five shots and collecting two goals.
  • Since returning from injury, junior Nikki Bario has competed in nine games for Samford for a total of 393 minutes. The midfielder registered an assist against VMI earlier this season, while tallying her first goal of the season and fifth of her career against the Buccaneers.


  • Chattanooga has earned six victories this season, including wins over, UAB, Tennessee Tech, North Alabama, VMI, Wofford, and ETSU. The Mocs have recorded a total of 184 shots with 91 being on frame for 12 goals on their season. Chattanooga has also tallied eight assists, 66 corner kicks, and 155 fouls for nine yellow cards.
  • Junior midfielder Samantha Shaw is Chattanooga’s top goal scorer with four on the year to go along with one assist for nine points. Sophomore Mackenzie Smith is a key playmaker for the Mocs with a team-high three assists. The forward/midfielder has also logged two goals after firing off 41 shots with 17 being on frame.


  • Shauna Yelton, the late wife of Todd Yelton, Samford soccer head coach, lost her battle to cervical cancer in November of 2015. Her legacy continues through the Shauna’s House Charity which holds a yearly fundraising event designed to build transitional homes and/or support structures for orphans in Ukraine and now in Thailand.
  • Shauna’s heart for orphans grew out of her first mission trip to Ukraine in 2010, where she worked with Lifesong to find safe transitional housing for girls who had aged out of orphanages. After raising over $150,000, the Shauna’s House Charity finished its first project in 2018, building a home for young women in the city of Chernigov in northern Ukraine.
  • Shauna’s House has now expanded its reach to Southeast Asia after partnering with former player, Kim Matthews, who works hand-in-hand with Eden House in Thailand. This home is dedicated to extracting young girls from extreme “at risk” situations. Coach Yelton partnered with Eden House last year to build a sports recreation center to benefit the young girls of this organization. This year’s proceeds will continue to go towards the Eden House efforts.

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