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Tigers and Commodores Play To Scoreless Tie On Sunday

Oct. 1, 2006

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Neither offense could solve the opposing defense nor get one past the opposing goalkeeper as Auburn played Vanderbilt to a scoreless tie on Sunday afternoon at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex. Sophomore goalkeeper Allison Whitworth made a career-high 11 saves in the tie for the Tigers.

"It was a gutsy effort by our team, especially in the second half," AU Head Coach Karen Hoppa said. "We had a lot of players playing positions they don't normally play and a lot of players had to play because of injuries. A big credit goes to our bench and the players we moved around."

Whitworth registered her second consecutive shutout and fifth of the year as she repeatedly came up big between the posts for an Auburn defense that was playing down a couple of players due to injury.

Auburn (7-3-1, 1-2-1 SEC) had a hard time getting through a very aggressive and attacking Vanderbilt (6-1-5, 2-0-2 SEC) offense and defense as the Tigers mustered just eight shots for the game, only three of which were on goal, while the Commodores registered 31 shots.

Auburn's overtime game was its second straight and fourth of the season, which is the second-most overtime games in a single season in Auburn history.

Molly Turner, a redshirt-freshman from Brentwood, Tenn., earned her first career start on the backline for the Tigers.

Auburn will return home to play a pair of games this upcoming weekend, facing Ole Miss at 7 p.m. CT on Friday before playing host to Mississippi State on Sunday at 2 p.m.



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