Union Soccer Experiencing Best Season Ever

The Union Bulldogs are in the TranSouth Conference tournament for the first time in the three-year history of the program. Unionís overall record of 15-4 and their conference record of 5-2 gave the Bulldogs a second place finish in the regular season TranSouth standings.

This season has seen the Bulldogs set new school records in almost every category. Their record of 15-4 overall and 5-2 in the conference were their best ever. The Bulldogsí 9 shutouts this season shattered the old record of 2 set last year. Sophomore goalkeeper, Jeff Lean, has produced all nine of the shutouts in only 15 games played. His goals against average is 0.64, that is 2nd in the NCCAA. Unionís total goals against average is 0.89, which puts them top ten in the NAIA. Joesphet Phiri, a sophomore from Zambia, set the school record for goals in a season with 19 and also leads the team in total points. Phiri leads the NCCAA with a 1.50 goal per game average.

The Bulldogs will travel to Birmingham, Alabama for the conference tournament on November 1-2. Union will open up with Birmingham Southern College, who finished the season 10-9 overall and 5-2 in the conference, at 7:00 PM Wed. November 1st. Union opened the season at Birmingham Southern College with Southern winning 2-1 in overtime. Unionís head coach, Dr. Darin White knows this tournament is very important. Union needs to win to advance to the NAIA Region XI Tournament. This tournament also brings a more personal importance for Coach White, as he will battle against his Alma matter, Birmingham Southern, a team that he has never beaten.

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