HENDERSON, Tenn. - 11/5/2009 - The Union University women's soccer program earned a win in their final regular season match of the year with a 2-0 win over Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University on Thursday. With the win, Union clinched a second place finish in the TranSouth Conference regular season standings and a No. 2 seed and first round by in next week's conference tournament.
The runner-up finish is the best conference finish in short five-year history of the program. This year's senior class has two fourth place finishes, a third place finish and now a second place finish.
The Lady Bulldogs have accomplished this milestone effort without the program's all-time scoring leader in Caitlin Zimmerman who suffered a season ending injury early in the year.
The 2-0 win over Freed-Hardeman also marked their third straight shutout (1-0 over Bethel, 3-0 over Trevecca Nazarene). Union's first goal came from Kaitlin Dirksen, assisted by Korie Elrod. The second goal came from Lindsey McGary, assisted by Dirksen.
Union improved to 9-5-2 on the season and 4-1-1 in the TranSouth.
Union will open play in the TranSouth Tournament on Tuesday, November 10 in the semifinal round. Time and opponent are both to be announced.
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