Auburn women’s soccer hosts Baylor Sunday
AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) – Fresh off a win to open up conference play on Friday night, Auburn is set to host Baylor for its final non-league opponent in the regular season on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. at the Auburn Soccer Complex.
The Tigers (4-3-0) ride into the matchup after a 2-1 victory over Vanderbilt to begin SEC action. Brooke Ramsier converted a penalty and Kristen Dodson secured the game-winner in the 74th minute to guide Auburn to victory. Dodson now has two match-winners on the season and is tied for third in the SEC in that category.
Baylor (5-2-0) will be a new opponent for the Tigers, as the teams will meet for the first time in series history on Sunday. Auburn holds an 8-7-4 mark against teams currently constructed in the Big 12 Conference all-time.
Following their matchup with the Bears, the Tigers will get a short break before returning to the field on Sunday, Sept. 18. Auburn is scheduled to face South Carolina in a 6 p.m. showdown at the Auburn Soccer Complex. The match will also be carried on the SEC Network.
Player to Watch: Karli Gutsche
Freshman defender Karli Gutsche has seen action in five matches this season, including two starts. In her first season on the pitch for the Tigers, Gutsche has logged 257 minutes along the back line and has taken four shots, including a pair from long distance.
Kristen Dodson paces the team in points (seven) and goals (three). Courtney Schell is close behind with two goals and two assists to date. Four other players (Bri Folds, Haley Gerken, Brooke Ramsier and Casie Ramsier) have contributed at least one assist on the season.
An Auburn Win Would…
A win by Auburn on Sunday afternoon would give the Tigers a winning record for the non-conference slate at 4-3. Auburn would also improve to 1-0 all-time against the Bears.
On This Day…
On Sept. 11, 1993, Auburn recorded its first win in program history with a 4-0 triumph over Spring Hill College. The Tigers went on to win seven matches in their first season.