Aug. 28, 2008
AUBURN, Ala. -
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Fresh off an opening weekend in which the Auburn soccer team scored 10 goals and had 13 different players record points, the team now heads to Missouri and No. 25 Kansas for a pair of tough road contests early in the season.
Eight different players scored goals and eight different players collected assists during the opening weekend for Auburn. Junior forward Stephanie Fransoso and senior forward Kara Kasten each had two-goal weekends while junior forward Rebecca Howell (three), junior midfielder Gabi Rivera (two) and junior midfielder Carolyn Cohen (two) each had multi-assist weekends. Auburn's 10 goals after two matches is its most since the 2000 season when it scored a combined 19 in wins over Alabama A&M (11-0) and Nicholls State (8-0) to open the season, going on to score a school-record 56 goals that season.
Friday's 6:30pm match at Missouri is the first between the two programs while Sunday's 1pm tilt at Kansas is a rematch of a 1-1 tie between the two in Hawai'i to open the 2007 season. It will also be Auburn's first of four straight matches against teams currently ranked in the top 25, with the final three all coming against teams currently in the top 10 in No. 6 Virginia (Soccer Buzz), No. 6 Stanford (Soccer America) and No. 4 Florida State (Soccer Times).