On Monday, No. 15 Auburn lost on the road 2-0 to No. 3 Texas A&M at Ellis Field in College Station, Texas. The Tigers end the regular season with a 3-3-2 record.
Freshman goalkeeper Maddie Prohaska tallied eight saves, tying her second-highest total of the season.
“We’re disappointed with the result,” said head coach Karen Hoppa. “A&M is a great team, one of the best teams in the country, but I thought our team was outstanding in our game plan. Our defense was terrific, Maddie Prohaska’s response from Friday was outstanding, and we had chances. We’ve just got to be better when we get those opportunities.”
The Auburn defense held the high scoring Aggies scoreless in the first half. In the 68th minute, the Aggies broke through the Tiger defense, and Barbara Olivieri beat Prohaska to the ball and slotted it past her to give Texas A&M a 1-0 lead.
The Aggies added to their lead with a second goal following a corner kick that deflected off the crossbar in the 82nd minute.
“The good thing is we’ll learn a lot from this game at A&M as we head into Orange Beach,” Hoppa said. “Our young group has taken these eight conference games, and I think we’ve grown every week. We’re excited to start a new season down in Orange Beach at the SEC Tournament.”
Auburn's next game will be in the second round of the SEC Tournament as the Tigers will face Georgia on Sunday at 5 p.m. CST in Orange Beach, Alabama.
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