Montgomery records first career shut out in win

By Chris Griesdieck |

The Bulldogs continued their winning streak against SoCon opponents on Sunday, as they emerged victorious over Davidson, the home team, 2-0.

Samford, who won the SoCon Tournament last season, has not lost a game against another SoCon team since November 7, 2010. They have beaten the Davidson Wildcats twice since then, and are now 2-0 in Conference play.

Sophomore nursing major Lindsey Hansen and senior English major Adrianne Mancino added to their stats, each scoring a goal for the Bulldogs. Sophomore goalkeeper and exercise science major Melissa Montgomery had a fantastic showing by recording her first collegiate career shutout on Sunday. She made five huge saves to seal the victory for the Samford University soccer team.

Hansen put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard early for the second match in a row. About midway through the first half, Hansen sparked Samford’s offense when she headed in a spectacular crossing pass from Mancino.

Not long after the second half started did the Wildcats find themselves trailing by two goals, thanks to chipped shot by Mancino for her first goal of the season. It went over the goalie’s head from the far side past the penalty box.

Shots on goal were almost even, as Samford stood atop in that category 10-9.  The Bulldogs kicked two corner kicks, while the Wildcats had none.

Brittany Hoffman also contributed to the Bulldogs’ success, firing three shots on goal.  Davidson’s Julia Singley made four shot attempts, but Samford’s Montgomery stopped all of them.

Samford leads the all time series record versus Davidson, 2-1-3.

The Bulldogs are back at home Friday night as they take on the Furman Paladins in a SoCon conference showdown at 7 p.m.

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