Soccer Closes Out Non-Conference Schedule On Saturday

Tori Ball leads the team with three goals

Tori Ball leads the team with three goals
The Auburn soccer team will play its final non-conference match of the season on Saturday when it plays host to Texas Tech. Kickoff is set for 7pm CT at the Auburn Soccer Complex.

Auburn goes into the match 3-3-0 while Texas Tech is 5-1-0. Both teams are coming into the match off of Sunday shutouts as Auburn fell to William & Mary and Texas Tech lost to Ole Miss.

"This is a critical game for us. We don't want to go into the conference season with a losing record," Auburn Head Coach Karen Hoppa said. "Texas Tech is a great team. They are very dangerous and they play a good, high-intensity, possession-style game."

The Last Meeting
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September 13, 2009
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Howell And Coffed Team Up To Lead Auburn To 3-2 Win Over Texas Tech
Rebecca Howell's first goal of the season snapped a 2-2 tie and propelled Auburn to a 3-2 win over Texas Tech on Sunday afternoon in the Auburn Soccer Classic. Mary Coffed had a goal and an assist in the victory as Auburn improved to 3-1-2 on the year.

Auburn has tallied just eight goals in six matches, led by Tori Ball's three, while Texas Tech has scored 10 goals in six matches with five different players scoring goals.

Saturday's meeting will be the second all-time between the two programs as Auburn claimed a 3-2 win in the only other meeting, a 2009 match-up in Auburn.

Saturday is "US Youth Soccer Month" Night and youth that wear a soccer jersey to the game and arrive early will receive various giveaway items from US Youth Soccer (while supplies last). It is also Opelika City Schools Night and "Cram the Complex Night."

Admission to all home regular season matches is free.

For in-game updates, follow Auburn soccer on twitter @AU_Soccer.

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