April 8, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn soccer team finished its spring season on Sunday, defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 1-0.
The Tigers finished the spring with a 5-0 record, and outscored their opponents 14-0.
Auburn’s lone goal in the match came 34 seconds into the second half, when junior Tori Ball curled a shot past the goalkeeper to secure the victory.
Head coach Karen Hoppa was pleased with the way her team ended the spring.
“We thought our spring was really good,” Hoppa said. “We obviously didn’t do as well as wanted to in the fall. We ended playing our best soccer at the end of the season in the fall and I think that carried over into the spring.”
Auburn started the spring season with two straight home matches.
The Tigers defeated Jacksonville State 3-0, with two goals coming from Brooke Ramsier and one from her sister Casie Ramsier.
Tennessee Tech was Auburn’s next opponent, with the Tigers winning 5-0.
This match saw five different goal scorers, including goalkeeper Alyse Scott.
The team then traveled to LSU for their only away match, winning 3-0 on goals from Chelsea Gandy-Cromer, Ashley Kotero and Alex Massey.
The Tigers then played their last two matches at home, defeating West Florida 2-0 and the most recent 1-0 victory against Georgia.
Auburn freshman Brooke Ramsier, who scored three goals during the spring, believes that the team’s performance will carry over to the fall.
“We are really happy,” Ramsier said. “Coming off of last fall and then going undefeated, we are excited for next fall and we will see what we can do.”
Coach Hoppa believes that the team’s performance this spring will have a positive impact on the team’s performance in the fall.
“Generally, a good spring equals a good fall and a bad spring equals a bad fall,” Hoppa said. “It is certainly going to give us a lot of good momentum and a lot of good film.”
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