March 31, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn soccer team earned its fourth straight spring win Sunday after defeating the West Florida Argonauts 2-0.
The Tigers improved their spring record to an impressive 4-0 with the victory.
Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa is proud of her team's performance despite the slow start.
"I thought we started out slow in the first half," Hoppa said. "We did not play our best soccer. Credit to West Florida and how aggressive they were defensively. I was happy with our improvement in the second half. We could have been a lot better, but we did enough to get the result."
The game was deadlocked until the dying moments of the first half when Casie Ramsier buried a shot into the lower corner to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.
Ramsier's goal was her third of the spring.
Auburn would score again four minutes into the second half as Chelsea Gandy-Cromer cleaned up a shot taken by Ashley Kotero, Gandy-Cromer's second of the spring.
Gandy-Cromer, who moved to midfield last week against LSU, is happy that the team is back to winning ways after last seasons struggles and looks forward to next season.
"We struggled last fall," Gandy-Cromer said. "To be able to get the goals this spring, and with the 10 freshmen coming in, hopefully we can continue to win."
The defense had another good outing, holding the Argonauts to only one shot.
Auburn's goalkeepers also continued their impressive spring campaign, tallying their fourth straight shutout.
The final spring game is next Sunday at the Auburn Soccer Complex as the Tigers will host rival Georgia Bulldogs at 1 p.m.
For complete coverage on the Auburn soccer team throughout the spring and into the summer, visit AuburnTigers.com, follow @AU_Soccer on Twitter and `like' the Auburn University Soccer page on Facebook.
2014 Spring Auburn Soccer Schedule
|Feb. 15||Jacksonville St.||Auburn||W, 3-0|
|March 1||Tennessee Tech||Auburn||W, 5-0|
|March 22||LSU||Baton Rouge, La.||W, 3-0.|
|March 29||West Florida||Auburn||W, 2-0|
|April 6||Georgia||Auburn||1 p.m.|