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Soccer Plays Host To Mississippi State And No. 25 Tennessee This Weekend
Freshman Kala Faulkner has been a key to the Auburn defense this season

Oct. 3, 2012

The Auburn soccer team will play host to Mississippi State and No. 25 Tennessee this weekend as the second half of the SEC season gets underway. Kickoff for Friday's match against Mississippi State is scheduled for 7:30pm while the match against Tennessee will begin at 1pm and air live on CSS.

Auburn (7-6-0, 3-3-0 SEC) is coming off of a six-point weekend in which it moved from 11th-place in the SEC all the way up to sixth and second in the SEC West. Auburn's wins were over South Carolina (4-2) and Ole Miss (1-0) with sophomore forward Tatiana Coleman claiming SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors following her two-goal, one assist weekend.

The Last Meeting
Mississippi State2
October 2, 2011
Starkville, Miss.
No. 20 Soccer Stunned At Mississippi State, Falls 2-0
The No. 20 Auburn soccer team saw its 10-match unbeaten streak end in the most unlikely of places on Sunday afternoon as it was shutout, 2-0, at Mississippi State. The loss, Auburn's first in the series with Mississippi State since 2001 and only its fourth overall, drops Auburn's record to 9-2-1, 3-1-0 SEC while Mississippi State improved to 4-5-3, 1-2-1 SEC.

The Last Meeting
September 12, 1997
Auburn, Ala.
Auburn has dominated its series with Mississippi State (7-5-1, 0-5-1 SEC), leading the all-time ledger, 12-4-1. From 2002 to 2010, Auburn won all nine meetings, posting seven shutouts and allowing just two goals. The streak was stopped with last year's 2-0 upset win by Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., which was just the second time in the series history that Mississippi State had scored multiple goals in a match against Auburn.

Friday night's match will be the annual `Power In Pink Night' with a limited number of mini pink soccer balls being given away at the promotions tent. There will also be a silent auction during the game for five autographed, game-used soccer balls. All money raised at the match will benefit the EAMC Foundation Breast Cancer Fund.

Auburn trails in the all-time series with Tennessee (8-3-2, 3-2-1), 6-10-0, and is in search of its first ever back-to-back wins in the series after claiming a 2-0 upset victory in the semifinals of the 2011 SEC Tournament. Auburn's last home win against Tennessee, where it is 4-2-0 against the Volunteers, was in 2008 in a double-overtime thriller.

The first 500 fans into Sunday's match will receive Auburn soccer magnets.

For Auburn soccer updates, follow on twitter @AU_Soccer.

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