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Lady Bulldog soccer wins on senior night, Zimmerman gets hat-trick

JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/1/2008 - The Union University Lady Bulldog soccer team posted a 4-0 win over Reinhardt (Ga.) College on senior night. Union closed out the regular season with two straight wins and now look forward to the TranSouth Conference Tournament.

Union scored two goals in the first half, both coming from team leader Caitlin Zimmerman. Her first goal came in the 21st minute as her shot deflected off a defender into the net. In the 36th minute, a perfectly placed ball from Brooke Walker allowed Zimmerman to score on a header.

In the second half, Zimmerman struck again on a breakaway in the 57th minute. Eboni Murphy closed out the scoring for Union in the 65th minute, assisted by senior Cheslie Tharpe.

Union's Laura Pla recorded one save in the match, earning a second straight shutout and her ninth shutout of the season.

Union will be the No. 4 seed in the upcoming TranSouth Conference Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs will host a first round game on Saturday, November 8 at 5:00 pm versus the No. 5 seed Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University.

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