Gator Soccer Loses 2-0 at No. 23 Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. – Florida soccer lost 2-0 at No. 23 Auburn Sunday afternoon at the Auburn Soccer Complex.

Today’s result has the Gators tied for ninth in the overall Southeastern Conference standings. The top 10 teams advance to the SEC Tournament, which begins on Halloween in Orange Beach, Ala.

Sunday’s SEC Scores<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.secsports.com_scores_soccer&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=XVbftJxCbw5XtpUsaOysozsOwDq7fQqv4uvXwky2zq8&s=pYyg7_wz5m6j3aEC3HIfQLoDgUAITJbHc9opoMuTmx8&e= >   Final Box Score<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_sports_womens-2Dsoccer_stats_2021_auburn_boxscore_24540&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=XVbftJxCbw5XtpUsaOysozsOwDq7fQqv4uvXwky2zq8&s=dlF860H_Fp472dhIUQLXM6VwTJQ5EIUqDIsrOQjitEQ&e= >

Sunday’s Scoring:
After a scoreless opening half, the Tigers took the lead in the 52nd minute off a score from SEC goals leader Marissa Arias. Anna Haddock touched the ball out to Arias off a throw in. Arias drove toward goal, scoring on a right-footed shot from 18 yards.

The Tigers added an insurance goal in the 72nd minute. Anna Haddock drove end line and took an angled shot from eight yards. Sydney Richards put in the deflection to put Auburn up 2-0.

Auburn looked for its third goal in the 79th minute when Maddie Simpson took a 10-yard shot. Gator goalkeeper Alexa Goldberg got a hand on it to tip the ball up to hit the crossbar for her ninth save of the afternoon.

2021 Records:

Florida (3-9-3, 2-4-1 SEC)

Auburn (11-3, 5-2 SEC)

Series Records:
Florida leads 18-10-2

Next Up:
Florida finishes regular-season SEC road action Thursday at Georgia.

The Bulldogs are 10-3-2 this season and 3-2-2 in SEC play. In their last match on Friday, the Bulldogs and South Carolina played to a scoreless tie in Columbia, S.C.

Thursday, Oct. 21 at Georgia

  *   Time/Site: 5 p.m. ET at Turner Soccer Complex<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__georgiadogs.com_sports_2017_6_16_turner-2Dsoccer-2Dcomplex.aspx&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=XVbftJxCbw5XtpUsaOysozsOwDq7fQqv4uvXwky2zq8&s=DQRoV5K_DAIxq85IMGfyp3J-znaF9Y19gdMbm1kYYxA&e= > (1,700)
  *   Radio: GatorVision with Kyle Crooks and Matthew Stubbington calling the action
  *   TV: ESPNU<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.espn.com_watch_player-3Fid-3D61d103b6-2D5977-2D4a4b-2D93bb-2Dacc3ec7a81fc&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=XVbftJxCbw5XtpUsaOysozsOwDq7fQqv4uvXwky2zq8&s=vUy7iL4BHFBu5RsQ3TSINhvhXxAPNPMcl8U8ltL7MOE&e= > – Mike Watts and Lori Lindsey with the call
  *   Tickets: Free admission
  *   Live Stats<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__georgiadogs.com_sidearmstats_wsoc_summary&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=XVbftJxCbw5XtpUsaOysozsOwDq7fQqv4uvXwky2zq8&s=jYgc1z4CYrhnpyo1_uLY5DezbZx2B18oFLvQPXCExf4&e= >

Florida (3-9-3, 2-4-1 SEC) at No. 23 Auburn (11-3, 5-2 SEC)

Stadium: Auburn Soccer Complex (484)

Weather: 66 degrees, N winds at 9 mph, 40% humidity

Goals

1

2

Final

Florida

0

0

0

Auburn

0

2

2

Scoring:

1.

51:38

AU

Marissa Arias

Anna Haddock, Mallory Mooney

2.

71:11

AU

Sydney Richards

Anna Haddock

Shots: Florida 2, Auburn 25

Saves: Florida 9 (Alexa Goldberg 9); Auburn 1 (Maddie Prohaska 1)

Offsides: UF 0; AU 2

Cautions: Cameron Hall-UF/yellow (41:19)

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