AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) — Auburn soccer earned a 2-1 win over Alabama Saturday afternoon at the Alabama Soccer Complex. The Tigers performed dominantly against the Crimson Tide. The Tigers held an 18-1 shooting advantage over Alabama and used goals in the 17th and 54th minutes to peel away 2-0.
The Tigers let Alabama slip in a goal in the 90th minute to make the score 2-1. This win for the Tigers avenged the 1-0 loss they had to the Tide in the fall.
Coach Karen Hoppa expressed how proud she is of the team since they lost at home in the fall to the Tide. She was glad they had this opportunity for a second chance and that the girls took advantage of it and made the most of the matchup.
“We scored two terrific goals, and that’s what you need to win on the road in the SEC,” Hoppa said.
Sydney Richards made the first goal in the 17th minute after an attempted corner kick shot by Alyssa Malonson was blocked. This was Richards’ team-leading fifth goal of the year and Malonson’s fourth assist.
The 2-0 lead came from a strike by Hailey Whitaker who took a pass from Anna Haddock at the top of the box. This was recorded as Haddock’s team-leading eight assist of the year.
Freshman keeper, Maddie Prohaska, played a strong defensive game, holding the Tide to one goal
The Tigers have won 18 of the last 21 games against Alabama. Saturday marked the fifth straight Auburn win in Tuscaloosa.
Auburn will play its final home match of the spring next Saturday, April 3. The Tigers will host South Alabama. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. CT at the Auburn Soccer Complex.