Oct. 21, 2005
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -
Tennessee's goal 4:01 into the first half was all that the Volunteers needed before holding on to defeat Auburn, 1-0, on Friday night at the Tennessee Soccer Complex. The loss dropped the Tigers to 6-9-1, 5-4-0 SEC while Tennessee moved to 10-5-1, 8-1-0 SEC.
"We told the girls that first 10 minutes were going to be important. We had a turnover in our defensive half and Tennessee cashed in and that's what good teams do," AU Head Coach Karen Hoppa said.
Tennessee got on the board early as Emily Redberg put in her second goal of the season, this coming from 16 yards out off of a Genna Gorman pass after Auburn turned the ball over on their half of the midfield stripe.
The Tigers, who were held without a shot in the first half for the first time this season, had few scoring chances, though none were closer than Leah Blayney's shot with 3:38 left in the game when she rocketed a shot from 25-yards out off the crossbar.
Tennessee out-shot the Tigers 13-7 on the night, with all seven of Auburn's shots coming in the second half.
The start of the game was delayed 88 minutes due to severe weather in the Knoxville area.
Auburn returns home on Sunday for a 1 p.m. CT contest against Georgia in a game that can be seen on FSN South. The game is the final home game for six Auburn players, all of which will be recognized in a short ceremony prior to kickoff. Admission to all regular-season home games is free.
Fans wishing to listen to the game can tune into WZMG 910 AM in the Auburn-Opelika area or on the internet at www.auburntigers.com.