Auburn soccer secured a spot in the NCAA tournament as one of the nation’s Top 16 seeds as the Tigers came in as a four seed in the NCAA selection show on Monday.
The Tigers will face in-state opponent Samford for the first round of the tournament at home in Auburn on Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. CST.
This year’s tournament selection and Top 16 seed makes up for Auburn’s narrow tournament miss from the year prior, after the team finished the season on a five-game win steak.
Finishing the season 12-6-1 with a historical win over South Carolina in the SEC tournament, Auburn’s 2-1 win over No. 15 BYU in the early stages of the season proved to be a difference maker in the seed selections after BYU won their conference out.
Auburn played Samford earlier this year in its season opener with the Tigers rallying behind a goal to win the match 2-1 with Alyssa Malonson and Anna Haddock proving their importance for Auburn just one game into the season.
Auburn, the No. 14th team in the country, faces off against Samford at 5 p.m. CST in the Auburn Soccer Complex for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
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Larry is a senior studying journalism with a minor in sociology. He is from Enterprise, Alabama and is in his third year with The Auburn Plainsman.