Auburn Soccer Improves to 3-0 with Win over Furman
September 5, 2002
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Auburn Tiger soccer team (3-0) came away with a 2-0 win over Furman (1-1) Thursday night in a tough win over the Paladins.
“Furman has a great team and they are in our region,” head coach Karen Richter said. “We had great offensive pressure throughout and we finally scored. I am just thrilled to be back with this team.”
Christina Culver started off the scoring for Auburn as she took a cornerkick feed from Jenny Zarzour, drilling her shot past Furman goalkeeper Andie Henshaw with 37:48 remaining in the game.
With just over 15 minutes remaining, freshman Jessie Allan sent a pass from Sarah Power past Henshaw to the upper right side of the goal. The score was Allan’s second of the season.
Although the game statistics do not indicate a close match with the Tigers outshooting Furman 18-4 in the game, the first half was a goalkeeper’s battle. The Tigers tallied four shots on goal and the Purple Paladins had two shots with AU sophomore Megan Rivera making the stop on both.
Freshman Kristen Stewart created the two best chances of the half for Auburn as she created a breakaway on her first shot and dribbled around numerous defenders for her second shot. Auburn’s other two shots in the half were from Sarah Steinmann and Ashley Eason.
The Tigers will be back in action Sunday, Sept. 8 when they host UAB in a 2 p.m. match at the AU Soccer Complex.