CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer team will host Samford in the Southern Rail Rivalry Series Wednesday evening as they bid farewell to a pair of seniors in the season finale.
Seniors Serena Allen and Kelly Downs will be honored prior to the 6 p.m. start at Finley Stadium in their final home game of their collegiate career. Allen, a four-year starter, is a staunch defender while Downs, a two-year transfer, controls the midfield.
Samford: The Bulldogs are 11-5-2 overall and ranked second in the league standings with a conference record of 7-2-1, just one point ahead of The Citadel. Samford is riding an eight-game unbeaten streak, its longest of the season.
Thirteen different Bulldogs have scored goals for Samford led by Trine Tuale's six and Sarah Wilkinson's five. Katie Proud has four and Leah Leppert has scored three. Alyssa Whitehead has played every minute in goal for the Bulldogs. She has given up just 13 goals for a .70 goals against average and has 11 shutouts this year.
Chattanooga is 4-12-2 overall and 2-6-2 in league play with wins over Elon and Georgia Southern. Eight different players have scored for UTC led by junior Donna-Kay Henry with nine goals followed by sophomore Becca Smith with three. Freshman Taylor Mangrum has a league best 118 saves on the year with a .803 saves percentage.
The game is set to kick off at 6 p.m. preceded immediately by the senior night ceremonies. Admission is free and live stats and video streaming will be available at GoMocs.com.