Oct. 23, 2005
AUBURN, Ala. - Ali William's first-half goal proved to be the difference as Georgia defeated Auburn, 1-0, in the final home game for the Tigers' soccer team on Sunday afternoon.
"We have to score goals. We keep getting chance after chance, but we can't seem to put it in," AU Head Coach Karen Hoppa said. "We have to start better. We are starting too slow and are killing ourselves and we just can't seem to figure it out."
Williams' 13th goal of the season came off of an Auburn defensive turnover inside of its own 18-yard box. After collecting the ball at her feet, she dribbled in and beat AU goalkeeper Anna Fiser from four-yards out at the 20:06 mark.
The Tigers (6-10-1, 5-5-0 SEC) had their chances to score, but could not solve UGA keeper Lauren Church. The biggest threat came midway through the second half when the Tigers' Kristin Stewart was pulled down to the left of the UGA (12-4-2, 6-3-1) net, inside of the 18-yard box, setting up a penalty kick. Senior Ashley Eason took the kick for the Tigers, but her shot failed, preserving the one-goal lead for the Bulldogs.
The 1-0 loss was the second consecutive game decided by that same score for the Tigers and was the 11th one-goal game of the season for Auburn.
Auburn will play its final regular season game on Friday at 7 p.m. CT at rival Alabama.
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.