Auburn (10-3-1, 2-3-1 SEC) earned its eighth shutout of the season following a 1-0 home win over the Georgia Bulldogs (10-3-1, 2-3-1 SEC) Sunday afternoon.
“It was a team effort,” Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa said. “It felt great to put that one away, and we just had to focus on finishing out the game strong.”
The Tigers' win marks their 10th on the season following three-straight losses. It also marked the sixth shutout on the season for Auburn goalkeeper Sarah Le Beau and her 27th overall.
The pace of the game remained the same after the half with no scoring through almost 20 minutes of the second period.
The first points would be on the board after a goal from Treva Aycock on an assist by Alyssa Malonson with 25:46 left in the second period.
This proved to be the final points of the match as Aycock tallied her third game-winning goal of the season. Additionally, Aycock now has a team-high four goals in conference play.
Aycock had the most shots with five followed by Angeline Daly with three and Stella Kiss, Malonson and Hailey Whitaker with one apiece. Auburn outshot Georgia 11-8 in the match as Le Beau would end with three saves to Georgia’s Emory Wegener’s four.
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“I’m really proud of our team,” Hoppa said. “We faced a lot of adversity this week, and to be back home was great. To defend our home turf and grind out a 1-0 win in this league is huge for us. We need to continue to build on this momentum.”
The Tigers now look ahead towards a one game road trip against Missouri (5-7-2, 2-3-1 SEC) on Oct. 14 before returning home to face Vanderbilt (12-1, 5-0 SEC) on Oct. 18. These are two of the remaining four conference games to end the regular season.
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