March 1, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn soccer team was firing on all cylinders as they defeated Tennessee Tech 5-0 on Saturday in its second game of the 2014 spring season.
The Tigers outshot the Golden Eagles 19-0 in a match that was one-sided in every category.
Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa was pleased that the team put together a complete game.
“I was really pleased with the overall performance,” Coach Hoppa said. “A 5-0 win is a quality result, and I was happy that we got two goals in the second half and that we didn’t just sit on the three-goal lead. I thought we improved from last game, so those were all things that we were looking for.”
Casie Ramsier opened the scoring for the Tigers in the 10th minute, scoring her second goal in as many games.
Six minutes later, her sister, Brooke Ramsier, scored on a free kick from 25 yards out. Brooke Ramsier now has three goals in two spring games.
Alex Massey also found her way onto the score sheet before halftime, finishing a ball from Samantha Solaru. Massey, who missed the 2013 season due to injury, scored for the first time since September 2, 2012 in a game against Cincinnati.
“It was amazing.” Massey said. “Your first goal is always exhilarating coming back from that kind of thing. It definitely pumped me up and made me feel like I was back.”
Logan Beal would also add a goal of her own in the 73rd minute on an assist from Chelsea Gandy-Cromer.
The final goal came from one of the most unlikely of sources and came in the 88th minute when goalkeeper Alyse Scott buried a cross from Logan Beal to finish out the scoring for the Tigers.
“I saw the perfect opportunity,” Scott said. “Logan played a perfect ball and I just got my body in the way and hit it.”
The Tigers will play their next game on the road on March 22 against LSU. The two programs last met in November in the SEC Tournament, when Auburn defeated LSU 1-0 on an overtime penalty kick.
Auburn hasn’t played in Baton Rouge since September 21, 2012, a game which Auburn won 3-1.
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