Sept. 29, 2006
LEXINGTON, Ky. -
Caitlin King recorded her second overtime game-winning goal on the season as the freshman headed in a corner kick from Jenny Zarzour just 40 seconds into the extra frame to lift Auburn to a 1-0 SEC victory over Kentucky on Friday night at the UK Soccer Complex.
"I knew we had to put it in and Kara (Kasten) told me right before we took the kick to put it in and that really motivated me. Jenny (Zarzour) served up a great ball on the corner kick," King said.
"We attacked the end a lot more and got more corners tonight," AU Head Coach Karen Hoppa said. "Jenny played a perfect ball to Caitlin and it paid off for us again tonight."
The win moved the Tigers to 7-3-0, 1-2-0 SEC while Kentucky dropped to 5-5-1, 0-2-0 SEC.
Kristin Stewart set the overtime corner up as she pressed the UK defense, causing the ball to go over the end line for the corner just after the extra fram started. Zarzour then blasted the serve to the head of a leaping King, who put it past UK goalkeeper Anne Ogundele for her third goal of the season.
Auburn took 11 corner kicks and recorded 13 shots after recording just two corners in the loss to South Carolina last weekend.
Both teams had multiple opportunities in the second period with each goalie coming up big for their team. Allison Whitworth made a diving save on Giuleana Lopez in the 55th minute from 16-yards out and then stopped Megan Jones from point-blank range with just 2:30 left in regulation. On the other end it was Ogundele stopping Zarzour with 15:04 remaining off of a free kick and Stewart also attempting a free kick with just under two minutes remaining after being dragged down just outside the box, though her shot did not get on frame, leaving the game scoreless at the end of regulation.
The game was the sixth in which neither AU or its opponent could find the back of the net in the first 45 minutes of play, with Auburn recording seven first-half shots and Kentucky five.
The overtime game was the third of the season for Auburn, which is now 3-0-0 when playing past the 90 minute mark this season.
King's previous OT winner was off of an identical play in a 2-1 win over William & Mary on Sept. 3.
Auburn remains on the road for a 2 p.m. CT game Sunday at Vanderbilt.