Seven SoCon teams were in action Friday night, with Samford coming out as the big winner, defeating Alabama State 5-0.
Six programs in action as 2017 season gets underway
Wofford goes 2-0; all nine teams in action
SoCon teams go 2-0 Aug. 31
Western Carolina and VMI returned to the pitch Thursday. The Catamounts battled Elon to a draw while VMI was downed by Saint Francis.
The SoCon family sent gear and supplies to Texas to those affected by Hurricane Harvey
Mercer, Samford both play Thursday to kick off week one
Both VMI and ETSU were in action Tuesday, falling to Liberty and Kentucky, respectively.
Wofford and UNCG in action in midweek contests
The Paladins received the maximum possible first-place votes in both polls
Furman defender Kevin Edelmann was named the Southern Conference men's soccer player of the week after scoring a game-winning goal against the College of Charleston.
Samford's Jermaine Seoposenwe was named women's soccer player of the week after scoring two goals and registering an assist in games played from August 21-27.