Oct. 11, 2007
AUBURN, Ala. -
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Sporting a 7-3-1 (3-1-0 SEC) record, the Auburn soccer team will face a pair of tough opponents this weekend as No. 19 LSU and Arkansas visit the Plains for a pair of SEC West soccer matches. Auburn enters the weekend in second place in the SEC West standings, a point behind leader Ole Miss at the midway point in the conference season.
Led by sophomores Rebecca Howell (4 goals, 3 assists) and Caitlin King (3 goals, 7 assists), Auburn will kick off the weekend by trying to keep its' current six-match regular-season winning streak over LSU (8-1-4, 2-0-2 SEC) alive on Friday night at 7pm CT.
"We are playing really well right now and we are still in the hunt for the SEC race," Auburn Head Coach Karen Hoppa said. "LSU is coming off of a huge win over Tennessee (3-0) and they bring with them one of the best offenses in the SEC."
Sunday's 2pm contests against Arkansas (8-4-1, 1-2-1 SEC) should prove to be just as tough of a match for Auburn, which is undefeated in its last six meetings with the Lady'Backs, though three have gone to double-overtime.
"Arkansas had the best non-conference record to start its season in the history of its program. They are coming off of a tie with Tennessee and are playing very well coming into this weekend," Hoppa said.
Friday night is Greek Night as well as Faculty and Staff Night with the first 250 fans into the AU Soccer Complex receiving a free AU visor. Sunday is Family Fun Day, Auburn Tiger Kids Club Day, Girl Scout Day and Elementary School Day and the first 250 fans will receive a plush Tiger Tail while the first 100 girl scouts will take home an AU Soccer patch. Admission to the matches is free.
"Both games are going to be quality SEC matches and we would love to have big crowds for both of them," Hoppa said.