Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - After 25 days since their last game, the Auburn Tigers took the field for the second time this season to face Ole Miss. With a final score of 1-0, Auburn took the win after two overtimes, marking the second double overtime of the season.
With less than 10 seconds in the game, Anna Haddock kicked a corner kick to win the game. Bouncing off an Ole Miss defender, the ball went into the back of the net.
“It was a really hard-fought battle,” Haddock said. “We’ve been waiting 25 days to play again. Today, we were going to come out and fight. We fought for 110 minutes. It really paid off to see that go in and end in a win for us.”
Outshooting Ole Miss 17-6, Kori Locksley shot just 16 seconds into the game. Creating a career-high, Locksley had six shots.
“We’re just really proud of this team,” head coach Karen Hoppa said. “We had been out for a while, but you couldn’t tell from their performance. The overall performance was excellent. We had a lot of chances. I’m really proud of them to stick with it until the last seconds and come out with a really valuable three points at home.”
Goalie Maddie Prohaska held Ole Miss scoreless. Nineteen Auburn players took the field with three playing the whole 110 minutes. Olivia Candelino and Marissa Arias took the field for the first time.
Auburn will face Georgia in Athens on Sunday at 5 p.m CT. The game will be shown on SEC Network.