Auburn Plays to 1-1 Tie with Kentucky
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October 12, 2003
AUBURN - The Auburn soccer team (8-2-3, 1-1-2 SEC) played to a 1-1 tie here Sunday afternoon with the Kentucky Wildcats as the Tigers faced a school record fifth overtime game in the 2003 season.
“We have been playing a lot of overtimes lately,” junior forward Chrissy Culver said. “I guess you could say that we are in good shape. I think it is time that we start taking care of business in regulation though.”
For the second game in a row, the Tigers found themselves down at the half 1-0 when Ashley Schillig took a pass from Lauren Russell and beat Auburn goalkeeper Megan Rivera to the bottom left corner at the 32:59 mark.
Auburn had outshot the Wildcats 4-to-3 in the first half and had good looks at the goal, but could not capitalize on them.
In the second half, Auburn battled back when Sarah Steinmann sent a pass to Jada Stewart, who touched the ball once to Chrissy Culver. Culver took the shot from three yards out at 67:16, beating Kentucky goalkeeper Liz Butler for her third goal of the season.
“Chrissy (Culver) mentioned that it is great that we know we can play from behind after Friday night and now today,” head coach Karen Hoppa said. “This was a great effort today. Kentucky has a great team. In the first half, the effort was there so we just had to make some tactical adjustments in the second.”
On the game, the Tigers outshot Kentucky 9-to-8 and took eight corner kicks to the Wildcats’ three. The tie keeps Auburn’s home streak without a loss alive at 19 games.
Auburn goes on the road to face Mississippi State Friday, Oct. 17 at p.m. and then to Ole Miss Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m.