Auburn Soccer Shuts Out UAB to Remain Undefeated
September 8, 2002
AUBURN- The Auburn Tigers (4-0) remain undefeated this season with a convincing 3-0 win over UAB (1-2-1) here Sunday afternoon. The freshmen for Auburn stepped up again as Jaqueline Schwarz, Jenny Zarzour and Jessie Allan all put points on the board.
"The girls did a good job and really battled for 90 minutes," head coach Karen Richter said. "After the first 20-25 minutes we settled down and really started taking control of the game. We wanted to come out in the second half and put it away so we had to make sure we kept up the pressure. I am really proud of the team and the way they played today."
Schwarz opened the scoring for the Tigers in the fourth minute. Jennifer Walters, dribbling the ball out of UAB's half of the field, made a forward pass through to an open Christina Culver. Culver carried the ball to the touchline before sending a perfect cross, just out of the reach UAB's goalkeeper, Lisa Nowoslawski, to Schwarz, who headed the ball in the goal.
The Tigers second goal came off a corner kick in the 20th minute. Sarah Steinmann whipped the ball into the box to Zarzour, who was able to beat her mark to the ball, as she headed the shot over the UAB's Nowoslawski and into the goal
Auburn's final score did not come until the 72nd minute in the second half. Auburn had penetrated the UAB penalty box and was firing on goal. UAB's Nowoslawski deflected two shots before the ball fell to Jessie Allan, who powered the ball from six yards out, into the top of the net.
The Tigers had a total of 17 shots in the game. A number of those were either off the goal post or just wide of the goal. Three of those close shots came from Culver, who just missed adding to her total of two goals on the 2002 season.
Megan Rivera, Auburn's U-19 National Team Goalkeeper, made her second start and shutout for the team this season. She was only called to action five times in the game, with only one proving to be a real threat.
The Auburn Tigers will be in action again next week at the AU Soccer Complex when they face Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and South Alabama on Sept. 15 at 3 p.m.