Henry Patton | Sports Writer
“This was a really big win for us,” said sophomore midfielder Anna Haddock. “It’s great to start the [SEC] season 1-0, and we had to deal with some adversity with the rain delay, but I think we responded really well, and we came away with three points.”
“We play in the SEC, so we’ve been in a lot of cool stadiums, a lot of loud places, but at the end of the day it just comes down to doing your job," said Chandler Wooten. "You gotta line up. There’s a man in front of you, and you play football. The crowd doesn’t affect that.”
"We pulled away in the end when it mattered," said Auburn head coach Brent Crouch.
“We’re excited," Nix said. "We’ve got a lot of reps, thrown a lot of footballs to each other, so we’re excited to get out there and play a different team.”
Auburn football and basketball landed a big pickup on Thursday, with Tre Donaldson's commitment to the Tigers as a dual-sport athlete.
Auburn safety Jordyn Peters will be signing with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent. During his time at Auburn, he established himself as one of the Tigers' best special teams players, as he blocked four punts in his career.
Auburn split Sunday's doubleheader against Florida as the Tigers won the first game 10-8 before falling 6-4 in the second game.
Backed by quality pitching, Auburn picked up a 5-4 win over Alabama Friday in Tuscaloosa. "Jack just did a great job and gave Swilling a short rope, something that he could finish," said head coach Butch Thompson. "It was nice to only use two guys tonight and we have an opportunity to come out and win a series tomorrow."
Auburn dropped the final game of their three-game series against Mississippi State 19-10 on Sunday. “I think they got a message loud and clear that things have to improve," Thompson said.
With everyone returning, Auburn's offensive line is starting to get more comfortable. “I feel good about this group,” Tashawn Manning said. “We got a bunch of hard workers. We are going to get this thing done.